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New Original Podcasts, Videos, and Understanding Data as a Screenwriter (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script releases brand new audible and visual content!

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script releases brand new audible and visual content! A Pipeline Artists original podcast "Reckless Creatives" co-hosted by Script’s editor Sadie Dean and Pipeline Artists Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, a new video series Script Talk with the Women of Color Unite and #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship program. Plus, screenwriter interviews and learning how to navigate data as a screenwriter on script hosting and contest platforms.

Why I Wrote My Book What’s the Story? The Director Meets Their Screenplay

Why I Wrote My Book What’s the Story? The Director Meets Their Screenplay

Consultant, educator, author, and former AFI Conservatory directing head Peter Markham gives a sense of where he's coming from, he's decided to tell you some of his reasons for writing his book What’s the Story? The Director Meets Their Screenplay.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: What Lies West Writer/Director Jessica Ellis

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: What Lies West Writer/Director Jessica Ellis

What Lies West

What Lies West writer/director Jessica Ellis shares insight about her journey to making her directorial feature debut, crowdfunding, and her future in directing.

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Dorothy Parker: Born to be a Star of Poignant and Pointed Word Play

Dorothy Parker: Born to be a Star of Poignant and Pointed Word Play

Dorothy Parker

Celebrating the female screenwriters who came before us: Dorothy Parker.

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Three Screenwriting Nominations and One Coulda

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Three Screenwriting Nominations and One Coulda

Promising Young Woman, Focus Features

Tom has three films nominated for Oscars for screenwriting and one that could have been: Nomadland, Minari, Promising Young Woman, and Ammonite.

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INTERVIEW: High Ground Director Stephen Maxwell Johnson

INTERVIEW: High Ground Director Stephen Maxwell Johnson

High Ground, a Samuel Goldwyn Films release. Photo Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.

A movie twenty years in the making, director Stephen Maxwell Johnson shares insight into his filmmaking journey, the inspiration and research behind making High Ground, and what’s next in store for him.

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"Reckless Creatives" Podcast—EP1 Spooning Failure

"Reckless Creatives" Podcast—EP1 Spooning Failure

What better way to launch a new podcast for artists than to lament about failure right out of the gate. Hosted by Sadie Dean of Script magazine and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman of Pipeline Artists.

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Script Talk with WOCUnite #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship Program

Script Talk with WOCUnite #StartWith8Hollywood Mentorship Program

In this new video series, host Cherry Davis will speak with mentees and mentors from WOCUnite and #StartWith8Hollywood, about their writing journeys, how they got involved with the mentorship program and so much more!

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Zoom Out

ZoomOut-Script21

You’ve probably been using Zoom for a year now. Is it time to change?

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Is Data Now More Important Than Relationships in Hollywood?

Is Data Now More Important Than Relationships in Hollywood?

“It’s who you know.” That’s an apt quote for making it in the entertainment industry. But why? Primarily, because of trust and efficiency.

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Dispel vs. Expel (Grammar Rules)

Dispel vs. Expel (Grammar Rules)

Let's look at the differences between dispel and expel with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

Laura Davis: On the Story That Begged To Be Told

Laura Davis: On the Story That Begged To Be Told

Author and writing instructor Laura Davis discusses the process of starting, stopping, and starting again with her new memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars.

From Our Readers

Which Writer or Work Made You Think About Point of View in a Different Way and Why?: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: Which writer or work made you think about point of view in a different way and why? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

4 Tips on Research for Writing Novels and Stories Beyond Getting the Facts Right

4 Tips on Research for Writing Novels and Stories Beyond Getting the Facts Right

The kind of research you do can make or break your story's authenticity. Author Blake Sanz offers 4 tips on research for your novels and stories beyond getting the facts right.

writer's digest wd presents

WD Presents: Annual Writing Competition Early-Bird Deadline, Seven WDU Courses, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce the Annual Writing Competition early-bird deadline, seven WDU courses starting this week, and more!

3 Big Tips for Writing a Children’s Picture Book Like a Pro

3 Big Tips for Writing a Children’s Picture Book Like a Pro

Small but mighty, picture books help raise children into lifelong readers. Children's book author Diana Murray offers 3 big tips for writing a picture book like a pro.

5 Things I Learned About Writing From Watching Soap Operas

5 Things I Learned About Writing From Watching Soap Operas

Lessons in writing can come from various forms of art or entertainment. Author Alverne Ball shares 5 things he learned about writing from watching soap operas.

From Script

Writing from an Intimate Point of View and Adding Essential Elements to Solidify Your Screenplay (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, TV writer Kate Sargeant shares a first-hand look on her new digital series that was a life-changing experience. Plus an interview with filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve, a new installment from ‘Ask the Coach’ and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Collecting Advice but Never Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Collecting Advice (but Never Writing)

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 to collect writing advice at the expense of actually writing.