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How To Put Together A Recoupment Schedule For Audiovisual Projects

Independent audiovisual projects generally have a so-called recoupment schedule. The recoupment schedule, often referred to as the waterfall, is the project’s payment schedule. It essentially describes how the revenues generated from international distribution are allocated and disbursed. Sometimes other revenue streams, like festival receipts, merchandising income, or surplus of tax credit proceeds are also included. Any audiovisual project, whether it is a feature film, a TV series, a web...

David Zannoni
David Zannoni
11 days ago
How To Put Together A Recoupment Schedule For Audiovisual Projects

If You Take Another Direction – Your Dream Can Be Fulfilled

I have fulfilled a dream and it is something so wonderful, that I just had to share this with you all. For those who don’t know me, I’m a literary editor with my own business, but in my other life, I write poetry and song lyrics. Quick background, I’ve been writing for around 43 years. I’ve enjoyed lots of lovely achievements, including winning awards, writing lyrics for solo artists, school plays and musical theater projects. In 2019, after five years in the making, I published a poetry...

Rosalind Winton
Rosalind Winton
12 days ago
If You Take Another Direction – Your Dream Can Be Fulfilled

Announcing the 3rd Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest

In a classic romantic comedy, two unlikely individuals find themselves entangled in a series of humorous and endearing mishaps as they navigate the unpredictable journey of love, ultimately discovering that true happiness lies in each other's company. All-time classics like SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and NOTTING HILL remind us of the lengths to which we'll go for true love, while saccharine love stories like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and YOU'VE GOT MAIL remind us that love is sometimes just around the corn...

David Abrookin
David Abrookin
13 days ago
Announcing the 3rd Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest

Coffee & Content: 'Maestro' Cinematographer Breaks Down Emotional Single-Shot Scene

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! Have you had a creative weekend so far? I have some content here for you that is sure to get the creative juices flowing, so grab your coffee, and let's dive in. First up, in this video from Variety, MAESTRO cinematographer Matty Libatique looks at the emotional Thanksgiving fight scene in the film, done in a single shot. The original plan was not for the scene to be done in a single shot, but Libatique gives an interesting look at how his conversations with dire...

Coffee & Content: 'Maestro' Cinematographer Breaks Down Emotional Single-Shot Scene

Killing Your Darlings - The Two Times I Cut Characters

As writers, we often hear the phrase, “Kill your darlings.” But, that phrase is often in the context of cutting out writing or scenes that don’t work, slow down a piece, or are utterly unnecessary. Recently though, I’ve found myself taking it another way. I’m one of those people who work on multiple projects at once, and two of the things I’m working on had a similar thing happen. I cut an entire character from both. This can be more painful than cutting scenes or entire plot points. In bo...

Killing Your Darlings - The Two Times I Cut Characters

4 Reasons To Have Audio Description On Your Film

There’s a saying that we’ve all heard a thousand times over, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This resonates with visual artists when ensuring that the visuals they convey will provoke the right tone and message to the many words and feelings that they will portray and intend for their story. Now this concept isn’t new to most of you and it’s just what good storytellers and filmmakers should be doing right?! I mean, what artist doesn’t put their heart and soul into infusing their vision...

Jaye Adams
Jaye Adams
16 days ago
4 Reasons To Have Audio Description On Your Film

How To Craft A Post-Production Script For Festivals & Distribution

We can all agree that it’s nigh impossible for a finished film to be even 90% close to the original screenplay. Budget and logistic constraints can be very limiting for the filmmaker and often the creative vision changes according to the ebbs and flow of the production. Locations are changed, dialogues are added, and sometimes even characters are edited out. As a result, when the filmmaker has finished post and is busy procuring deliverable material required by film festivals or the distributo...

How To Craft A Post-Production Script For Festivals & Distribution

Social Media: 3 Tips To Build A Personal Brand The Healthy Way

Where does your career end and your personal life begin? Where does your digital world end and your real-world begin? As a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMYS), I’ve been lucky to be invited to a lot of For Your Consideration screenings and events around Hollywood over the years. At an FYC screening for WESTWORLD a few years back, Jonathan Nolan, the co-creator of the show, had some very insightful words about the dangers of “people becoming brands” via social media. H...

Brian Rodda
Brian Rodda
18 days ago
Social Media: 3 Tips To Build A Personal Brand The Healthy Way

How Stage 32 Script Services Make You A Better Writer

For the last few years, I have been working on my screenplay, THE POSTCARD. It is based on the true story of my Great Grandparents, and all I wanted to do was write a little thing about their story that wouldn't take too long. I thought around a 20 to 30-minute short... Two years later, I'm still writing it. The postcard my Great Grandfather Harry sent to my Great Grandmother Rebecca from the Titanic in 1912. I was doing okay, but as I was writing it, I found that if I was going to say...

Rosalind Winton
Rosalind Winton
19 days ago
How Stage 32 Script Services Make You A Better Writer

Announcing The 1st Annual Ultimate Logline Contest

Hey, Creative Army! Stage 32's Logline Contest isn't just BACK, it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever with the 1st Annual Stage 32 Ultimate Logline Contest! Every major player in Hollywood routinely hears hundreds of ideas and makes quick decisions based on loglines. This single sentence dictates the uniqueness of the project, shows the bones of your story’s structure, and both your “vision” and “voice” as a writer. You need to boil down your entire narrative, your protagonist’s journey, the obstac...

Emily J
Emily J
20 days ago
Announcing The 1st Annual Ultimate Logline Contest
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