Category Archives: movies

If you feel like you have nothing to say

“I see a lot of screenplays and movies that are derivative. That’s like trying to be second in a race. Lightening in a bottle is when you touch on something real. It can be a small observation, but you need … Continue reading

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Lion King 3D release

The amazingly successful animated film, Lion King, is being released today in 3D by Disney. It contains songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice and wonderful soundtrack by film score composer extraordinaire, Hans Zimmer. Read more at Mashable.

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The Golden Pitch Festival is Almost Here!

Tickets will be going on sale soon for the greatest pitch fest in 2011: The Golden Pitch Festival, held at the 2011 Screenwriting Expo. No other gathering exposes you to more A-list companies, agencies, and management companies. These are the … Continue reading

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Have a screenplay to rewrite: 21 steps to a professional rewrite

The more effective your rewrite strategies, the better your script will be. In this two hour teleseminar, presented by Hal Croasmun from ScreenWritingU, learn 21 strategies to make sure your next rewrite will be your best so far. “It’s the … Continue reading

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How to guarantee your story will be a winner

Every writer wants to write a great story.  They want to write a winner – maybe a story that launches a blockbuster movie. Well, here is a fun take on how to do just that – from Kurt Vonnegut – … Continue reading

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What every writer can learn from this famous author (hint: she wrote children’s books)

In general I don’t read biographies.  However I recently saw, for the second time, the delightful movie based on the life of children’s author Beatrix Potter. Miss Potter (2006).  Stars include the brilliant Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. … Continue reading

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‪Reel Wisdom – Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes‬

The power of a great movie! Reel Wisdom features a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.  Quite … Continue reading

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