Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

What's up, my creative friends?  Ready for some more killer content to push you through the remainder of the weekend and get you fired up for the week ahead?  Good.  Let's roll.

For many filmmakers, Sidney Lumet's book, Making Movies, is a beloved treasure.  Today I bring you a fantastic (and rare) interview featuring Lumet speaking about his process.  This is one I have no doubt you'll bookmark for repeat viewings - and deservedly so.

Next, one of the bigger laments we hear from our executives is suffering through action screenplays where the writer has no idea how to write an action scene.  And often, we'll see posts in the Screenwriting Lounge from writers looking for assistance on this very subject.  Allow me to assist.  From our friends at StudioBinder, I bring you Master Screenwriting: How to Write an Action Scene.  Some truly great material.

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Sidney Lumet on "Making Movies"

How to Write a Fight Scene

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