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SCREENWRITING WISDOM

SCREENWRITING WISDOM

(Videos, podcast interviews and articles for and by screenwriters)

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Writer Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way, The Vein of Gold, The Right to Write) calls into Film Courage to discuss where she was in her life when she began writing ‘The Artist’s Way,’ keeping the drama on the page, stealing time to write, and tells us about Julia Cameron LIVE.


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A Common Mistake Screenwriters Make When Developing Characters by Steve Kaplan of the book THE HIDDEN TOOLS OF COMEDY: THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF BEING FUNNY

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‘The Hero In A Comedy Versus A Drama’ by Steve Kaplan

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‘Romantic Comedy Versus Dark Comedy’ by Steve Kaplan
 
 
 

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‘How To Script A Great Scene’ by Michael Hauge & Mark W. Travis

 

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‘What Must Happen In The First 10 Pages Of Every Screenplay’ by Michael Hauge & Mark W. Travis

 

'What Must Happen In The First 10 Pages Of Every Screenplay’ by
Michael Hauge & Mark W. Travis

 

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‘Screenwriting Gold For Any Screenwriter’ by Zoe Cassavetes


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'The Reality Of The Hollywood Screenwriter Fairy Tale'
by Justin Trevor Winters


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'Confessions From A Former Hollywood Script Reader'
by Justin Trevor Winters

 

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‘The Inspiration Behind My Movie KILLING WINSTON JONES’ by
Justin Trevor Winters

 

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‘The Ins & Outs Of A Screenwriting Pitch Meeting’ by
Justin Trevor Winters

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Writing Reality TV Versus A Sitcom Or Drama by Troy DeVolld

 

Selling A Reality TV Show Idea by Troy DeVolld

 


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KILL YOUR DARLINGS LA Press Conference with co-writer Austin Bunn & director/co-writer John Krokidas


Conquering Hollywood: The Complete Film Courage
Series With Gary W. Goldstein

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Lena Dunham in the press room of the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards after winning 'Best First Screenplay' for her film 'Tiny Furniture.'

 


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Richard Walter is an author, educator, screenwriter, commentator, consultant and chairman of the University of California, Los Angeles graduate program in screenwriting. 

 
 

For more information on John Truby, his screenwriting classes and more, please visit TrubyMasterClass.com.

Follow John on Twitter @JohnTruby


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Most Hollywood Writing Careers Over At 50? by
Peter Desberg & Jeffrey Davis


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Should A Writer Share Her First Draft With Family & Friends?
by E.K. Prescott

 


 
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How Using The Narrative Snapshot Movie Technique Can Make You A Better Writer by E.K. Prescott

 


 

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VIDEO SERIES HERE!




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Author / Writer / Producer Marc Zicree shares ideas for screenwriters who want to work their way into the Hollywood system.


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Screenwriter talks Salmon Fishing in the Yemen During the roundtable interviews at the press day for the film.




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Actor Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects, Running Scared) talks about his work on MIGHTY FINE during the roundtable interviews at the press day for the film.

Filmmaker Blayne Weaver's (Weather Girl, 6 Month Rule) admits he has a hard time answering questions on writing.  He goes on to talk about themes found in his work and he says he loves the subtleties of people who are use to each other.  In that vein he references the relationship between Laszlo and Rick in Casablanca as one of his favorites.

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VIDEO SERIES HERE!




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Filmmaker Blayne Weaver tells us about his writing process, where he found inspiration for his characters in 6 Month Rule along with how he developed them.



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Writer Andie Redwine & Director Storme Wood talk about how people are attracted to religious cults and their film Paradise Recovered outside the Film Courage studio.

 



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Screenwriter Jeanne V. Bowerman and Author Douglas A. Blackmon tell the backstory of the upcoming PBS documentary for 'Slavery By Another Name.'




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Script Consultant Danny Manus tells us how many of his client's scripts have been produced and he gives us his thoughts on how to overcome procrastination.



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Write On Online's Debra Eckerling talks outside the
Film Courage Studio



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Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) believes you have to hurt the characters you love and he updates us on his statement "scripts are for cowards."




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Filmmaker Daniel Stamm (A Necessary Death, The Last Exorcism) tells us why he made a mockumentary about suicide, how limited resources defined the parameters for making A NECESSARY DEATH, and the mob scene that his rough-cut screening provoked in Kosovo.

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Filmmaker / Web Series Creator Joe Wilson (VAMPIRE MOB) takes us into his development process.

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Author / Blogger Brianna Karp of The Girl's Guide to Homelessness talks about how she overcame her reluctance to blog, how she ended up on the front page of Yahoo, lessons on dealing with the media, and whether a film may or may not be in her future.



 




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Franz Wisner and Kurt Wisner are in the Film Courage studio to talk about their New York Times Best Seller "Honeymoon With My Brother."




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Screenwriter Will Reiser in the press room of the 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards after winning the Best First Screenplay for his film '50/50.'

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Filmmaker Todd Hickey (Takesdowns & Falls) tells us his plans for his next film and why he is considering villains as subjects as opposed to heroes, whether he fears a backlash if he does make the film, and integrity in his filmmaking.


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Filmmaker Todd Hickey drops by the Film Courage studio to share with us how "underachieving" in wrestling has fueled his passion for filmmaking, how a story he pitched has become a new movie starring Nicholas Cage & Guy Pearce, how he managed his way through 500 hours of footage in the editorial process of Takedowns and Falls, and how he has used "co-ops" to help spread the word on the film.  This podcast originally aired in 2010.


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