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Script Analysis 101: Understanding The Key Elements That Make Or Break A Screenplay

Script analysis is a crucial component of screenwriting that can make or break the success of a screenplay. By delving into the specifics of script analysis, we can better understand the key elements that contribute to a script's overall impact. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the various elements that are looked at during script analysis, from character development and conflict and story chronology to dialogue and theme. By understanding these elements and how they work together,...

Miquiel Banks
Miquiel Banks
9 hours ago
Script Analysis 101: Understanding The Key Elements That Make Or Break A Screenplay

How To Run Efficient And Effective Sets

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe “What happens when we go over time?” The room went quiet. The new sound operator repeated himself, “What happens when we go into overtime?” My crew smiled at me as I turned and replied, “We don’t.” I then continued answering and discussing other questions in the pre-pro meeting. Let me preface this by saying this was not a studio film. This was an indie feature, titled Caralique, which I was the director/producer of....

How To Run Efficient And Effective Sets

7 Resources Every Screenwriter Should Know About

We all need a little help, every now and then. One of the greatest things about being a writer is that there are so many tools out there designed to help us. The problem is, people don’t know they exist. When you’re a writer, you have to be a Jack (or Jill) of many trades and learn not just about writing, but about editing, and the business itself. It’s all part of honing our craft. And while, at times, the task may seem daunting, I’ve discovered a lot of online resources that I’ve found to...

7 Resources Every Screenwriter Should Know About

Coffee & Content: In The Screening Room With Martin Scorcese And Leonardo DiCaprio

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 Letterboxd, Oscar winners Martin Scorsese and Leon...

Coffee & Content: In The Screening Room With Martin Scorcese And Leonardo DiCaprio

6 Key Elements To Ensure Good Story Design For Animation

Humans are creatures of story. We have that innate desire to tell stories. Animation is one of the most useful means to tell stories. In what way? Take a look at beautiful, story-driven animated movies that you've probably seen on screen past and present. I'm sure a number of them have come to mind by now. Many of these animated movies, some we've treasured since we were kids. For some of us, we may have curated a list of the best animated movies and series we've watched. What makes us...

Eyo Obot
Eyo Obot
5 days ago
6 Key Elements To Ensure Good Story Design For Animation

Take The “Work” Out Of Networking - The Importance Of A Polished Stage 32 Profile

It’s the tedious but oh-so-necessary maintenance of being in this industry: online presentation. Just as we once toiled over the formatting and tone of a resume and cover letter, so now must we polish our profiles. Selling ourselves can be exhausting, but look at it this way - your Stage 32 profile is your invitation to play! We all love what we do, and we love meeting people that make the experience magical. Here’s your chance to set the tone for your ideal-project-made-real! So, pour your favo...

Take The “Work” Out Of Networking - The Importance Of A Polished Stage 32 Profile

Music Licensing vs. Music Scoring

These days there’s a pretty interesting battle raging between composers scoring films, and filmmakers using prerecorded tracks in their projects. Both can work, and either one can be cheaper, or easier to use. As a composer who makes tracks for music libraries, and scores films, I can give you some ideas about when and why you might use one versus the other.     1) Hiring A Composer Hiring a composer can be cheap or expensive, depending on their experience, business and artistic skil...

Ed Hartman
Ed Hartman
7 days ago
Music Licensing vs. Music Scoring

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
8 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
9 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
10 days ago
Announcing the 3rd Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest
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