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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: Dismissing Stories That Aren’t From Books

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Dismissing Stories That Aren’t From Books

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 dismissing stories that aren’t from books.

Why You Should Beware Homophones

Why You Should Beware Homophones

Mistaking a word for a similar one is not an uncommon mistake, but an important one to catch when editing your work. Here, Audrey Wick shares why you should beware homophones and shares a homophone-catching test to practice with.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blackmail

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Blackmail

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, one character blackmails another.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

30 Poetry Prompts From 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Get all 30 poetry prompts from the 15th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge here. Actually, 35 prompts if you're counting Two-for-Tuesday prompts!

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

How to Stalk Publishing Professionals on Social Media in an Appropriate Way

Many people are self-professed "stalkers" on social media, whether they're following life events of friends or celebrities. But writers can learn quite a bit on social media by stalking publishing professionals too, and this post covers the appropriate way to do so.

Vérant

Samantha Vérant: On Romance and Recipes

Author Samantha Vérant discusses how her writing process changed while writing her new contemporary romance novel, The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 633

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a warm up poem.

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Do I Pitch Different to Agents vs. Editors?

Every so often writers ask if they should pitch different to agents vs. editors. This post answers that question and provides some extra help on how to successfully pitch both.

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, feature an urban legend in your story.