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Character Development for Feature and Short Films (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, an exclusive interview with House of Gucci screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna. Plus, a catch all week exploring various writing approaches on character development with Mother in the Mist short film writer-director Kay Niuyue Zhang, and so much more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, an exclusive interview with House of Gucci screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna. Plus, a catch all week exploring various writing approaches on character development with Mother in the Mist short film writer-director Kay Niuyue Zhang, genre-bending Big Gold Brick filmmaker Brian Petsos, and the small movie with a big purpose Butter writer-director Paul A. Kaufman.

Establishing a Through Line with House of Gucci Screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna

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House of Gucci screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna shares with Script his approach and writing process for the adaption, which characters were the most intriguing for him to write, and he shares advice for those interested in adapting a book or true story.

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Exploring Human Connection and Emotion with Short Film Mother in the Mist Filmmaker Kay Niuyue Zhang

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Short film Mother in the Mist filmmaker Kay Niuyue Zhang speaks with Script about writing a movie based on a true story set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic in Wuhan, emotional resonance with character development, and the stories she's driven to tell.

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Making the Cut: An Interview with Appendage Editor and Producer Alex Familian

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Appendage editor and producer Alex Familian speaks with Script about his collaborative process with the film's director Anna Zlokovic, what personally draws him to material, and about Premiere Pro, his go-to editing software, and so much more!

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How Art Meets Advocacy: An Interview with Butter Writer-Director Paul A. Kaufman

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Butter writer-director Paul A. Kaufman speaks with Script about the adaptation process, his emotional connection to the material and main character, his filmmaking journey, making a movie with a purpose, and the grassroots campaign for the film.

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Exploring Character Development with Big Gold Brick Writer-Director Brian Petsos

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Big Gold Brick filmmaker Brian Petsos speaks with Script about his personal connection to the piece, using music as inspiration and creating and developing characters.

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Kate White: On Building In Brainstorming Time

Kate White: On Building In Brainstorming Time

New York Times bestselling author Kate White discusses the process of writing her new psychological thriller, The Second Husband.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 615

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a desire poem.

Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

Writer's Digest Best Writing Advice Websites for Writers 2022

Here are the top writing advice websites as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

Love the Art. Work the Business. | Nikesha Elise Williams

Nikesha Elise Williams: On the Power of Self-Publishing

In this indie author profile, novelist Nikesha Elise Williams shares her path to self publishing and the creative marketing strategy that's led to her success.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, there's been a sudden and unforeseen change of plans.

5 Things to Know When Writing About the Music Industry

5 Things to Know When Writing About the Music Industry

Author Ashley M. Coleman gives you her top five tricks for writing about the music industry—even if you're not an industry expert.

10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

From planning ahead to staying late, Alison Hill shares 10 tips for journalists while covering events as a freelancer.

From Script

Character Studies, Writing the Immigrant Experience, and Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt a Book (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, navigate different character study approaches in your writing, and tracking emotional journeys.

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Author Lora Senf discusses how one chilling text message led her to writing her new middle grade horror novel, The Clackity.