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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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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Big Deception

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Big Deception

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, unveil a big deception from an unreliable narrator or character.

We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season

We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season

We asked our Instagram followers what books they suggest during spooky season. Here are the titles they recommend for a frightful night in!

What Is a Cli-FI Novel in Writing and What Are Some Examples?

What Is a Cli-Fi Novel and What Are Some Examples?

The literary landscape is as changing as our physical landscape—and one genre gaining momentum is looking to start conversations around that change. Author Marjorie B. Kellogg defines what climate fiction is, and offers some examples that suggests the cli-fi novel has been around for decades.

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Writer's Digest 90th Annual Competition Winning Non-Rhyming Poem: "Anticipatory Grief"

Congratulations to Melissa Joplin Higley, Grand Prize winner of the 90th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Here's her winning non-rhyming poem, "Anticipatory Grief."

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 587

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

What to Say When Someone Wants to Kill You | Power of Words

What to Say When Someone Wants to Kill You

Author Gregory Galloway shares an intimate moment in his life that taught him the power of words and reveals why he became a writer.

Writing About Real People in Historical Fiction: What Is Factual and What Is Imagined

Writing About Real People in Historical Fiction: What Is Factual and What Is Imagined

When writing about real people in a real time, how do you distinguish between what is true and what is imaginary? Patti Callahan discuss how to write about real people in historical fiction.

the fisherman

The Fisherman

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about a fisherman.

Jenny Bayliss: On the Power of Second Chances

Jenny Bayliss: On the Power of Second Chances

Author Jenny Bayliss discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, A Season for Second Chances.