Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

In this week’s round up from Script, learn secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script, with insight from A-List writers; how to utilize technology for immersive storytelling with savant filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and so much more.
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In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script, with insight from A-List writers. Learn how to utilize technology for immersive storytelling with savant filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, learn about Hollywood silent era trailblazer Jeanie MacPherson, and script ownership rights. Plus, exclusive interviews with The Night House screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, Ma Belle, My Beauty filmmaker Marion Hill and Under the Volcano documentary filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood.

Capturing Creative Isolation with Under the Volcano Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

Writer/director Gracie Otto and writer/producer Cody Greenwood, the filmmaking team behind the ambitious documentary Under the Volcano, share insight behind their creative collaboration, the personal connection to the island Montserrat, and why the edit is so important in documentary storytelling.

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Immersive Storytelling and World Building with Demonic Writer/Director Neill Blomkamp

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks with writer/director Neill Blomkamp about his new horror film Demonic and how he utilized volumetric technology as a storytelling device to bring his indie film to life.

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Jeanie MacPherson - The Genius Behind DeMille

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch shines a light on Jeanie MacPherson, a trailblazing screenwriter from the silent era who would eventually come to write a bulk of famed Hollywood mogul Cecil B. DeMille's box office hits.

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Southern Horror Writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski Serve Up Some Lake-Side Mayhem in The Night House

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

The Night House screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski speak with Script contributor Thuc Nguyen about their journey to making their horror film, tapping into your anxieties for the sake of story, and what's next in store for the writing team.

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Ask the Coach: Who Owns the Sequel Rights to My Script?

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

In this installment of "Ask the Coach" Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about who owns sequel rights to your screenplay and why adding an entertainment lawyer to your team is beneficial when negotiating screenwriting contracts.

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Breaking & Entering: Pizza Is The Key to Story – Part 3: Structure is the Cheese

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

Hungry to discover how to write a screenplay with structure that impresses? Barri Evins shares a recipe for cooking up an enticing story based on… pizza! Discover why you absolutely have to have structure, like cheese on a pizza. Use these secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script. Plus find more insights from A-List writers on how what stories entice them.

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Marion Hill Climbs the Filmmaking Mountain and Plants Her Flag with Ma Belle, My Beauty

Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)

Script contributor Thuc Doan Nguyen has a candid conversation with filmmaker Marion Hill about her Sundance Award Winner film Ma Belle, My Beauty.

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Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

It's a common question asked by writers looking to get their first book published: Do you find an editor or agent first? The answer depends on each writer's situation.

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WDU Presents: 7 New WDU Courses, a Chance at Publication, and More!

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What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

Editor is a very broad term in the publishing industry that can mean a variety of things. Tiffany Yates Martin reveals what a professional editor is and why writers should consider using one.

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How to Find the Right Reader for Feedback, Writing Female Characters and Tapping into Emotionally Authentic Characters (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, read film reviews from Tom Stemple, part three of writing female characters, interviews with Free Guy scribes Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman, The Eyes of Tammy Faye screenwriter Abe Sylvia, and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

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 writing mistake is chasing trends in writing and publishing.

Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book

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Author Dawn Secord shares her journey toward self-publishing a picture book featuring her Irish Setter named Bling.

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25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (and as a Person)

25 Ways Reflective Writing Can Help You Grow as a Writer (And as a Person)

Reflective writing—or journaling—is a helpful practice in helping understand ourselves, and by extensions, the stories we intend to write. Author Jeanne Baker Guy offers 25 ways reflective writing can help you grow as a writer (and as a person).

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Being Followed

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Being Followed

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let your character know they're being followed.