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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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Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Having an Online Presence

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not having an online presence.

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Shirlene Obuobi: On Writing From Experience

Physician, cartoonist, and author Shirlene Obuobi discusses the writerly advice that led to writing her new coming-of-age novel, On Rotation.

WD Poetic Form Challenge

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Kimo Winner

Learn the winner and Top 10 list for the Writer’s Digest Poetic Form Challenge for the kimo.

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

8 Things Writers Should Know About Tattoos

Tattoos and their artists can reveal interesting details about your characters and offer historical context. Here, author June Gervais shares 8 things writers should know about tattoos.

Tyler Moss | Reporting Through Lens of Social Justice

Writing Through the Lens of Social Justice

WD Editor-at-Large Tyler Moss makes the case for reporting on issues of social justice in freelance writing—no matter the topic in this article from the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Intentional Trail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character leave clues for people to find them.

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Sharon Maas: On Books Finding the Right Time

Author Sharon Maas discusses the 20-year process of writing and publishing her new historical fiction novel, The Girl from Jonestown.

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

6 Steps to Becoming a Good Literary Citizen

While the writing process may be an independent venture, the literary community at large is full of writers who need and want your support as much as you need and want theirs. Here, author Aileen Weintraub shares 6 steps in becoming a good literary citizen.

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Daniel Paisner: On the Pursuit of a Creative Life

Journalist and author Daniel Paisner discusses the process of writing his new literary fiction novel, Balloon Dog.