Archive for November, 2010


Michael Wiese Productions presents the best filmmaking books and screenwriting books in the world! In this clip, veteren acting teacher Judith Weston talks about how she provides tools for directors, actors, and screenwriters to access honest emotion in characters. Her books DIRECTING ACTORS and THE FILM DIRECTOR’S INTUITION are great resources for developing effective communication between directors and actors in rehearsal and on set. If you want to direct films in Hollywood — or your own indie film — visit shop.mwp.com AND shop.mwp.com

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The 1936 Drama THE HIGH COMMAND was written by Walter Meade, Val Valentine, Katherine Strueby, based upon the novel “The General Goes To Far” by Lewis Robinson, directed by Thorold Dickinson and starred James Mason ROBERT DAVENPORT has held various positions in creative and business affairs at Twentieth Century-Fox, CBS, Viacom, and New World Pictures. Davenport has also served as the EVP at Soaring Eagle Productions and executive producer of several studio films and television projects, and has authored several books, including Rich & Famous. Davenport is the winner of numerous screenwriting awards, including the UCLA Screenwriting Showcase. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He is a Navy veteran who made two overseas deployments as a plane commander with Patrol Squadron Forty-Four. Following his military career, Davenport attended St. John’s Law School, and went on to work at the Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honor Law Graduate Program. web.adminsites.com

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition Screenwriting Tips #1 QUESTION: How many screenplays would you recommend a screenwriter have in their arsenal before approaching an agent? www.bluecatscreenplay.com 2010 BlueCat Screenplay Competition **EVERY SCREENPLAY RECEIVES WRITTEN SCRIPT ANALYSIS** Winner receives $10000 Four Finalists receive $1500 each. The best screenplay from the UK will receive $2500. The best screenplay from outside the USA, Canada, and the UK will receive $2500 SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY www.bluecatscreenplay.com DEADLINE March 1, 2010 with an entry fee of $50. LATE: April 1, 2010 with an entry fee of $60. Any screenplay submitted early and having received our early analysis can be resubmitted by April 1, 2010 for the reduced fee of $35. SAMPLE SCRIPT ANALYSIS: www.bluecatscreenplay.com JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: www.bluecatscreenplay.com Since 1998, we have built a large community of writers passionately committed to writing original, unforgettable work. Join our community for industry interviews, screenwriting advice articles and videos, and competition notifications. BlueCat Screenplay Competition PO Box 2635 Los Angeles, CA 90078 Email: info @ bluecatscreenplay.com Website: www.bluecatscreenplay.com Twitter twitter.com Facebook: facebook.com

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Part of Storylogue’s content includes a new Q&A video being posted everyday, Monday through Friday, five days a week. In a year, over 250 Q&As like this one will posted on a variety of topics related to screenwriting, novel writing, TV writing, producing, directing and more, on subjects such as character, dialogue, multiple protagonists, novel structure, reality TV, bio-pics, writer’s block, thrillers, comedies and more. Questions are either filmed at the seminars, submitted by Storylogue members or e-mailed to McKee through his website or Facebook page.

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www.readamovie.com www.readamovie.com The book, How to Write a Screenplay in 3 Days : The Marathon Method reveals the creative process of screenwriting by following a screenwriter from idea to a completed original screenplay. The book discusses format, character development, story development, structure, and a proven method for sparking that creativity and guiding the screenwriter through a 3 day writing marathon. Endorsed by Lew Hunter, a screenwriting master that teaches at UCLA.

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