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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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The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects

The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects

Writer Stephen L. Moore discusses the benefits of having first-hand accounts for historical writing and offers advice on best practices in securing interviews while there’s still time.

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Character Exploration and Development in Television (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers, showrunners and more who share a common thread of character exploration and development!

Janet Key: On Letting Your Novel Take Shape

Janet Key: On Letting Your Novel Take Shape

Author Janet Key discusses the experience of letting the novel take shape through the editorial process for her debut novel, Twelfth.

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.

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WD Presents: 7 WDU Courses, a Chat With Ran Walker, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce 7 WDU courses, a chat about flash fiction with Ran Walker, and more!

Christopher Stollar | How to Crowdfund Your Book

How to Crowdfund Your Book

Crowdfunding in publishing has received a lot of attention in recent months. Successful crowd-funder and author Chris Stollar shares his tips for realistic and practical tips to make crowdfunding work for you.

12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

How much backstory is too much backstory, and how do we know when we haven’t given enough? Here, bestselling author Jenna Kernan offers six dos and six don’ts of revealing critical backstory in a novel.

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

Award-winning novelist and playwright Lynne Kaufman discusses the differences, similarities, and benefits of turning your play into a novel.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is thinking there's not enough room for your story.