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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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Evaluating the Sample Edit and Choosing the Right Editor for You

Evaluating the Sample Edit and Choosing the Right Editor for You

It's important to know whether or not an editor is a good fit for you and your work. In this installment on a series about hiring a professional editor, Tiffany Yates Martin shares how to evaluate sample edits before choosing an editor.

Poetic Forms

Lannet: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the lannet, a twist on the sonnet.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Message

Plot Twist Story Prompts: The Message

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, deliver a message that changes the course of your story.

What Is Your Favorite Starting Word in Wordle?

What Is Your Favorite Starting Word in Wordle?

Wordle is a fast, fun, free game that involves guessing a five-letter word. Some players start with a different first guess each day, but others have a favorite. Recently, Robert Lee Brewer queried his friends on Facebook about their favorites.

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Writer's Digest Presents: Beginnings (Podcast, Episode 1)

We're excited to share the inaugural episode of our new monthly podcast: Writer's Digest Presents! In this first episode, we talk about beginning projects, MFA programs, and interview C. Hope Clark and Susan Shapiro.

Jen Frederick: On the Power of Found Family

Jen Frederick: On the Power of Found Family

New York Times bestselling author Jen Frederick discusses how she represented the adoption experience in her new romance novel, Seoulmates.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 597

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

How To Create a Podcast, Develop an Audience, and Get Your Novel Published

How To Create a Podcast, Develop an Audience, and Get Your Novel Published

We’ve discussed podcasting to help promote the book you’ve written—but what about podcasting as a way to tell the story itself? Here, author Liz Keller Whitehurst discusses how the podcast of her novel, Messenger, came to be.

Hunter or Hunted?

Hunter or Hunted?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, we're in the middle of a hunt.