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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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Check out Vicki and Barbara's New Book!

Notes To Screenwriters: Advancing Your Story, Screenplay, and Career With Whatever Hollywood Throws at You
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Check out Curtis Ray's Book

Juvenile Justice 101: A Juvenile Crime Fiction Novel

 

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Check out Kathie's Book 'The Script-Selling Game'

 
 

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How Movies Work - Full Film Courage Screenwriting / Filmmaking Interview with Peter Russell at STORY EXPO 2014
 

 

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Check out - The Secrets of Action Screenwriting
by William C. Martell

 

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The Power of the Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith

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Getting it Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career
by Lee Zahavi Jessup

 
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Check out Michael's Book
'Writing Screenplays that Sell'

 

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Check out Mark's book

'The Film Director's Bag of Tricks'

 

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CHECK OUT THE BOOK - "Writing For The Greenlight: How
To Make Your Script The One Hollywood Notices"

 

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Check out Steve’s 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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Check out Linda's Book 'Making a Good Script Great'

 

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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

CHECK OUT GARY'S BOOK HERE - Conquering Hollywood: The Screenwriter's Blueprint for Career Success





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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. 


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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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CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE MARC SCOTT ZICREE
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.

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE BLAYNE WEAVER
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.

 


 

 

 

 

More great video interviews on the Film Courage

Youtube Channel

 

Plus!

Screenwriting Wisdom page

International Artists Tell Their Stories

Artist 'LA Stories' (Why/How They Moved to LA)

Director's Tool Kit

Comedy Tool Kit

 

 

 

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