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Shared this clip with my Gotham Screenwriting I students. I think sometimes students want the first draft to be perfect, want that so much they get stuck in the middle. I am trying to impress upon them, it won't be perfect, it's just got to get done:

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A lot of people are going the independent route shooting shorts and even full films straight on DSLR cameras and getting great results. This is a solid primer (the voice is a little weird but the info is good) on shooting film quality projects with a DSLR.

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Love this: Tressie McMillan Cottom: "Don't be a brand."

https://twitter.com/RapPortraits/status/1487834193631629313?s=20&t=JUsz2FE_6ukBBQQ854S0aA

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I love Tressie McMillan Cottom, here is the collection of her interview clips (Youtube):

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This cracked me up: How to Hate Screenwriting in 10 Easy Steps (Pipeline Writers)

https://pipelineartists.com/how-to-hate-screenwriting-in-10-easy-steps/

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Cool example of story boarding in action: 

 

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This is so cool. Screenwriter's Survival Guide is on the list. Yay!

https://bookauthority.org/books/best-screenwriting-books

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@seemaxrun Uh oh, now I want ALL OF THE BOOKS!

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Shannan E. Johnson talks subplots:

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This is very cool I just found out that Terry Rossio's Wordplay essays and articles have been published in paperback in a compilation. Terry writes some of the best most informative pieces if you have not visited wordplayer.com before and read some of his articles do that right away and also this collection is great. It is available on Amazon.

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@seemaxrun Perhaps an alum chat in the future is a possibility. 😉


   
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@peter Good plan.

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@seemaxrun @peter 5150 anniversary is in June, 16 years. Hmmm….anniversary alum chat? I’m only available the last week of June though 

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@michele Also a good plan. Nice! Okay, last week of June, I will try to get that organized. That would be June 30th.

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Great advice from Joey at Roadmap Writers in this episode!

 

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xNTE1M2UyNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/MTk5NWY4M2ItMWM3Mi00Mzk1LWEwNWItYjBhZjgwY2RhZGMz?ep=14

 

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This is cool. The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide got a shout out from Bill True in his article for the Phoenix Screenwriter's Association:

https://phoenixscreenwriters.org/you-dont-need-a-manager-bill-true/

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John Cleese is one of the greatest speakers on creativity and concept.

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I was just sharing this clip with my Gotham class and thought you all might like it too, it's a Film Courage interview with Mark Sanderson.

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This is a pretty good clip about introducing protagonists talking to Shannon E. Johnson:

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This is another good clip from Film Courage interviewing Shannan E. Johnson:

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Cool site with a lot of TV pilots online: https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/home

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"99% Of Screenplays Are Rejected After the First Scene" - Corey Mandell Film Courage interview

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@max great video on the first scene and not following paradigms

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This is entertaining. FADE THE FUCK IN:

https://screenwritingshit.com/

(Also I don't know what the warning there about the image being hotlinked means, the site's doing something google doesn't like no doubt.)

 

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Warner Bros and Paramount are in discussions for a merger. This is very bad for Hollywood. To know why it is bad for Hollywood, this is a very good thread on Twitter which spells a lot of it out:

https://twitter.com/gvaughnjoy/status/1737730181421572390

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