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Exclusive Interviews with Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers and a Deep Dive into Character and Story Exploration (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, senior Script contributor Susan Kouguell interviews filmmakers from Tribeca Film Festival, and William Dickerson examines point of view from Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange. Plus, an intimate interview with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo.

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, senior Script contributor Susan Kouguell interviews filmmakers from Tribeca Film Festival, and William Dickerson examines point of view from Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange. Plus, an intimate interview with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo.

Interview with Souad Egyptian Filmmaker Ayten Amin

Interview with Souad Egyptian Filmmaker Ayten Amin

SOUD still. Courtesy of VIVID Reels

Susan Kouguell Interviews Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin about her new feature Souad.

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From Script to Screen: Point of View in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

From Script to Screen: Point of View in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange, Warner Bros.

In this series of articles, William Dickerson continues to examine the script-to-screen translations of scenes from notable films. After all, the entire point of writing a screenplay is to transcend the act of writing itself, to “show, not tell.”

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How Janicza Bravo and Zola Are Changing the Narrative

How Janicza Bravo and Zola Are Changing the Narrative

(L-R) Riley Keough, Taylour Paige. Photo by Anna Kooris, A24

Script contributor Thuc Nguyen speaks one-on-one with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo about casting, landing on visual creative choices, and her advice for women to stay in their power.

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Why Spec Scripts Fail: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 1

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 1

Ghostbusters (2016). Columbia Pictures.

Script contributor Stewart Farquar dives deep into why female character parts in movies are left on the sidelines and why it's important to make sure their parts are equally as well-written as their male counterparts.

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Interview with Academy Award-Winning Producer Maryann Garger

Interview with Academy Award-Winning Producer Maryann Garger

Script contributor Michael Lee Simpson interviews award-winning producer Maryann Garger about her journey developing and producing animation films and working on the Academy Award-winning animated short film If Anything Happens I Love You.

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Indie Spotlight: Interview with Let Us In Director/Co-Writer Craig Moss

Indie Spotlight: Interview with Let Us In Director/Co-Writer Craig Moss

Makenzie Moss as Emily in the Sci-Fi / Thriller film, LET US IN, a Samuel Goldwyn Films release. Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Let Us In director/co-writer Craig Moss about this screenwriting journey of making a living off of the spec market, his foray into directing parody films in changing genres, and landing on his new sci-fi/thriller film Let Us In.

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Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Mark Romansky

Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Mark Romansky

Script contributor Nanea Taylor shines the spotlight on screenwriter Mark Romansky.

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Writing Effective, Unbiased Narration for Documentaries

Writing Effective, Unbiased Narration for Documentaries

While narrators are used to bridging gaps and providing context in documentaries, they can also lend gravitas, levity, pathos, or whatever mood the filmmaker wants to convey. That doesn’t necessarily make them biased or unreliable narrators.

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Meet the Reader: Where the Script Takes You

Meet the Reader: Where the Script Takes You

As a writer, when our characters and stories won’t go where we want them to, it is not our job to force them to. Instead, it is our obligation is follow them where they want to take us—to go where the script takes us.

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What Is the Hook, the Book, and Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

What Is the Hook, the Book, and the Cook Query Pitching Technique for Writers?

Find out what "the hook, the book, and the cook" are in relation to writing query letters and pitching books to literary agents and book editors. This post answers the question of what each one is and how to successfully assemble the pieces.

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Romance Retellings of Literary Classics

Author Chloe Liese makes a case for the romance genre being the natural home for retellings, and shares some tips on how to write a successful romance retelling of literary classics.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. And now we're on Day 30.

Rae Meadows: On a Personal Passion Inspiring Literary Fiction

Rae Meadows: On a Personal Passion Inspiring Literary Fiction

Award-winning author Rae Meadows discusses how her lifelong love of gymnastics helped inspire her new literary novel, Winterland.

The Fae

The Fae

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character discovers that there are fae in their backyard.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 29

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 29 features our fifth (and final) Two-for-Tuesday prompt.

From Script

A Twist on the Holiday Romantic Comedy (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, acclaimed filmmaker Charles Shyer shares with Script his twist on the holiday romantic comedy in his new film The Noel Diary, and more.

Sugar House Review Market Spotlight quote

Sugar House Review: Market Spotlight

For this week's market spotlight, we look at Sugar House Review, a nonprofit poetry publication based out of Utah.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 28 is remix time.