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Movie Theatres Return While Indie Cinema and TV Turns to Horror and Beyond (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple as he goes back to viewing films in physical movie theatres. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Movie Theatres Return!

The Half of It, Netflix

The Half of It, Netflix

Tom has some movies from streaming services (The Half of It, The Trial of the Chicago 7) and some from, yes, actual movie theatres (News of the World, The Courier).

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Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Them, Amazon Studios

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks one-on-one with Little Marvin, the creator, showrunner, EP, and writer behind Them, Amazon's new horror anthology limited series. They tap into the storytelling tactics he used to create suspense, collaboration on set, his screenwriting journey, and more.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Honeydew Writer/Director Devereux Milburn

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Honeydew, Dark Star Pictures

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks with writer/director and editor Devereux Milburn about the filmmaking journey behind Honeydew, how his editing background helped with his writing process, and the bonus factor of shooting a contained horror film.

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Women Prefer Anita Loos

Women Prefer Anita Loos

Anita Loos

Celebrating the Female Screenwriters Who Came Before Us: Anita Loos.

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Who is Jakob's Wife?

Who is Jakob's Wife?

Jakob's Wife, a RLJE Films and Shudder release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder.

Jakob’s Wife has been a journey of over half a decade. Thuc Nguyen speaks with director Travis Stevens about how the movie came about and what influenced the filmmakers along the way.

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Arclight Cuts to Black

Arclight Cuts to Black

Cinerama Dome marquee, photo courtesy Kevin Delin

A fond farewell to the Arclight, a movie-going experience staple in Los Angeles.

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Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

In this installment of "Ask the Coach," Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about when to toss in the towel on a work in progress or when to push forward on said script.

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INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

Olivia Colman as Anne, Anthony Hopkins as Anthony in THE FATHER. Photo by Sean Gleason. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Andrew Bloomenthal interviews Florian Zeller, writer/director of The Father and co-writer Christopher Hampton, about adapting the award-winning play into a film that explores the nightmare of slipping into confusion.

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INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

Vanquish, Lionsgate.

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Vanquish writer/director George Gallo, in which he gives incredible insight from a director’s perspective on how to convey emotion and tone through color palettes, camera angles to point-of-view, and much more!

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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.

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.