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Unveiling The Secrets Of Script Analysis

As a follow-up to my previous blog, "Script Analysis 101: Understanding The Key Elements That Make Or Break A Screenplay," today's blog dives further into the intricate world of script analysis. From character development and dialogue to plot structure and theme, this comprehensive guide is designed to empower and inspire new screenwriters as they navigate the complex terrain of script coverage. I hope that this blog will serve as a trusted guide, offering insights and practical techniques to he...

Miquiel Banks
Miquiel Banks
20 days ago
Unveiling The Secrets Of Script Analysis

Want Success in the Entertainment Industry? Start Writing Your Own Narrative

Want Success? Stop Listening to the Hollywood Narrative! Is it just me, or does it feel like Hollywood is set up to make you fail? Obstacle, after obstacle… Rejection, after rejection… It’s *almost* not even worth trying. And I can say ‘almost’ because those of us who still believe in the magic of our dreams, have a passion so strong that we are going to go for it, despite all of the hardships we hear about. If you are one of those people, like me, I want you to really listen to what...

Erica Wernick
Erica Wernick
21 days ago
Want Success in the Entertainment Industry? Start Writing Your Own Narrative

Coffee & Content: The Rule Of Three Explained

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 StudioBinder, we're learning why good things come in threes. Whether it's dialogue, humor, plot points, visual cues, or a myriad of other elements - the rule of three can often be used to improve a script and even show the strength of the writer. Is there a way that you can u...

Coffee & Content: The Rule Of Three Explained

How To Become An Emotionally Resilient Filmmaker

The film industry is a unique business. Writers, producers, directors, and performers can truly focus and dedicate their time and resources to their passion. However, at the same time, filmmakers often experience frustration, stress, anxiety, anger, failure, overwhelm, burnout, and resentment as they deal with the daily challenges and complexities that characterize filmmaking. The film industry, for most people, is a high-demanding, labor-intensive, financially unstable, prestige-driven, and h...

David Zannoni
David Zannoni
23 days ago
How To Become An Emotionally Resilient Filmmaker

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Your Goals!

It was a sunny Sunday morning, May 9th, 1970. I just sat down for breakfast at a quaint little restaurant in Hollywood. I was going to the MGM auction for a second day. The day before I had snagged a cool prize and it only cost me $20.00. I loved looking for movie props and memorabilia from the golden age of film. My budget was $100.00, so as you may have guessed, you can’t buy much with that. Still, you must remember it was 1970 and one hundred bucks was like a thousand back then. As I sat down...

Lee Shargel
Lee Shargel
24 days ago
Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Your Goals!

A Reader's Notes On Proofreading

Howdy, fellow Stage 32 folks!   My name is Stephen Notley. I'm a screenplay contest reader, as well as a screenwriter with a handful of scripts that I've entered in contests various and yon, all while paying out of pocket for oodles and a plethora of script analyses. So, having played on both sides of the script reading court, I thought I'd offer some thoughts you folks might find useful.   I want to start by talking about proofreading. Here's the headline: Proofread your scripts, people!  ...

Stephen Notley
Stephen Notley
25 days ago
A Reader's Notes On Proofreading

What Kind Of Filmmaker Am I & Why Does It Matter?

As a filmmaker, I have been led to believe that the be-all and end-all is winning an Oscar. Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely practiced my speech; “I’d like to thank my daughter and my dog, etc”, we all have, but what I’ve learned is that we don’t need accolades from peers and audiences in order to say that we are good filmmakers. I have been a director for seven years, but even before being in the film industry, I knew that winning an Oscar was most filmmakers' goal. An award like that c...

What Kind Of Filmmaker Am I & Why Does It Matter?

How To Learn Audio Engineering & Voiceover The Hard Way

I'm an experimenter who prefers to learn by doing. In the beginning, that meant significant errors in my recording process. Getting smart, I signed up for some audio engineering courses and learned a lot. I clicked and watched as what I recorded compressed, but not precisely in the way I imagined. And I forgot to save the original recording! My tendency to click and see what happens came back to bite me. Without fail, save your original recording in raw form. It's my number one audio engineeri...

Kris Keppeler
Kris Keppeler
a month ago
How To Learn Audio Engineering & Voiceover The Hard Way

Spirit Nominated Producer Discusses Feature Film Production Management

Making a feature film and seeing it distributed is a great feeling for any producer. But to see your film distributed, you have to deliver it to your distributor in a specific way, with all types of documentation and physical assets. So imagine finally having the opportunity to get your film out into the world. And then imagine that the opportunity starts slipping away when your distributor provides a master deliverables list of all the required assets needed to be delivered for the film to q...

Tatiana Kelly
Tatiana Kelly
a month ago
Spirit Nominated Producer Discusses Feature Film Production Management

Coffee & Content: How Money Changed America's Biggest Awards

Happy Sunday, Creative Army! First, congratulations to all of you who have already participated in our monthly Introduce Yourself Weekend! Thousands of connections have been made between entertainment creatives and professionals from around the globe. Whether you are a long-time member or brand new to Stage 32, take a moment to pop over to the Introduce Yourself Lounge and say hello before the end of the weekend. First up, in this video from Bloomberg Originals, you'll learn about the financ...

Coffee & Content: How Money Changed America's Biggest Awards
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