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From Proof of Concept To Feature Film (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn insider tips on “breaking in” by networking in-person and via social media and 2022 Telluride Film Festival pre-fest reporting from Christopher Schiller.

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn insider tips on “breaking in” by networking in-person and via social media and 2022 Telluride Film Festival pre-fest reporting from Christopher Schiller. Plus, an exclusive interview with the Ebo sisters, the filmmaking duo behind Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. film starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown. 

New Live Course from Script University - Comedy Pilots 101

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Script University is excited to introduce our brand new LIVE course, Comedy Pilots 101! In this fast-paced course, you will take your idea for a half-hour comedy series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week.

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From Proof of Concept to Feature Film: An Interview with Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Filmmakers Adamma Ebo and Adanne Ebo

Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown star as Trinitie and Lee-Curtis Childs in HONK FORJESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL., a Focus Features release. Credit Steve Swisher  © 2021 Pinky Promise LLC

The Ebo sisters speak with Script about becoming filmmakers, expanding their proof of concept short film of the same name into a feature film, their collaboration with each other and with their cinematographer Alan Gwizdowski, capturing Trinitie's character arc and so much more.

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2022 Telluride Film Festival Pre-Report – What a Difference a Year Makes

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Once again I find myself at the threshold of enjoying and reporting on another Telluride Film Festival experience. But the strange atmosphere that hung over last years festival has given me pause to reflect on how things changed for that first in-person festival after the outbreak of COVID and what we can expect in the next few days as we anticipate a more “normal” festival...

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2022 Telluride Film Festival Report – The Films and Programs

2022 Telluride Film Festival Report – The Films and Programs

The official listing of films and programs from the 2022 Telluride Film Festival has been released. I repeat the text of the official press release below, but, preface it with a few thoughts of what I’ll be looking forward to and hoping to expect from what’s available and playing.

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The #1 Secret to Getting Read and Getting Ahead, Part 2

The #1 Secret to Getting Read and Getting Ahead, Part 2-Script

Breaking into the industry IS about “who you know.” Don’t despair! Build relationships from anywhere. Barri Evins reveals how to succeed IRL and on social media.

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Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Faint vs. Feint (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use faint vs. feint in your writing with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples. Plus, we answer whether it's "faint of heart" or "feint of heart."

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter | Book Recommendations

6 Books to Cozy Up With This Winter

Here are 6 book recommendation perfect for winter reading.

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

12 Things to Consider When Writing Fight Scenes in Fiction (FightWrite™)

Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch shares 12 things all writers should consider when attempting to write effective fight scenes in fiction.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Unreal Character

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character turn out to be less than they seem.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 15th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Valeria Ruelas: On Teaching Tarot, Brujeria, and Witchcraft

Author Valeria Ruelas discusses the process of writing her new book, The Mexican Witch Lifestyle.

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.