Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn from independent filmmakers about navigating the industry, making stories that entertain and how to push your career forward.
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In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn from independent filmmakers about navigating the industry, making stories that entertain and how to push your career forward.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Monuments Writer/Director Jack C. Newelll

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

In this interview with writer/director Jack C. Newell, we discuss the heart of the story behind his new film Monuments, wearing multiple creative hats and his filmmaking influences. Plus, Jack shares advice for multi-hyphenate filmmakers embarking on making their first indie film.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with The Devil to Pay Filmmakers Ruckus and Lane Skye

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews filmmaking team Ruckus and Lane Skye, the visionaries behind the new thriller film, The Devil to Pay. They discuss the filmmakers collaboration process from writing to directing and effectively communicating with one another, how they put their indie film together and how they got their footing as screenwriters from a script on the Black List.

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Genre-Bending with Naked Singularity Writer/Director Chase Palmer

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

Writer/director Chase Palmer speaks with Script about tapping into the essence of the author's voice and story when adapting novels to screenplays, approaching his new film, Naked Singularity, through a director's lens, and what piqued his interest to select this adaptation as his feature directorial debut.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with King Knight Writer/Director Richard Bates Jr.

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews writer/director Richard Bates Jr. about his new comedy film, King Knight, his appreciation of character development, and his journey in making his first horror feature film 'Excision'.

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MEET THE READER: A Girl and a Gun and a Few Other Things

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

Ray Morton shares five essential elements that will allow you to create a script that is not just good, but also one that will connect with audiences on every level.

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Chasing Love in Season 2 of The L Word: Generation Q with Showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan

Utilizing Independent Filmmaking to Tell Stories That Move Audiences and Your Career (From Script)

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews showrunner, writer and director Marja-Lewis Ryan about tapping into the feeling of love for season two of The L Word: Generation Q, helming episodes for the new season, and how her independent filmmaking background was the perfect trajectory to becoming a showrunner.

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e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

e.g. vs. i.e. (Grammar Rules)

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

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprise in the Writing Process

20 Authors Share Their Biggest Surprises in the Writing Process

Experienced writers know to expect the unexpected. Here are surprises in the writing process from 20 authors, including Amanda Jayatissa, Paul Neilan, Kristin Hannah, and Robert Jones, Jr.

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Ruth Hogan: On Infusing Personal Interests in Fiction

Author Ruth Hogan discusses the process of learning a new skill in writing her new novel, The Moon, The Stars and Madame Burova.

Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

Do You Find an Editor or Agent First?

It's a common question asked by writers looking to get their first book published: Do you find an editor or agent first? The answer depends on each writer's situation.

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WDU Presents: 7 New WDU Courses, a Chance at Publication, and More!

This week, we’re excited to announce seven new WDU courses, a chance at publication, and more!

What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

What Is a Professional Editor and Why Should Writers Use One?

Editor is a very broad term in the publishing industry that can mean a variety of things. Tiffany Yates Martin reveals what a professional editor is and why writers should consider using one.

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How to Find the Right Reader for Feedback, Writing Female Characters and Tapping into Emotionally Authentic Characters (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, read film reviews from Tom Stemple, part three of writing female characters, interviews with Free Guy scribes Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman, The Eyes of Tammy Faye screenwriter Abe Sylvia, and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Chasing Trends

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 writing mistake is chasing trends in writing and publishing.

Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book

Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book

Author Dawn Secord shares her journey toward self-publishing a picture book featuring her Irish Setter named Bling.