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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.

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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5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction, by Piper Huguley

5 Research Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Author Piper Huguley shares her five research tips for writing historical fiction that readers love and writers love as well.

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Announcing 40 More Plot Twist Prompts for Writers!

Learn more about 40 Plot Twist Prompts for Writers, Volume 2: ALL NEW Writing Ideas for Taking Your Stories in New Directions, by Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer. Discover fun and interesting ways to move your stories from beginning to end.

Interviewing Tips | Tyler Moss

Interviewing 101: Tips for Writers

Interviewing sources for quotes or research will be part of any writer's job. Here are tips to make the process as smooth and productive as possible.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Eliminate Threat

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Eliminate Threat

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character work to eliminate a threat.

4 Tips for Writing Gothic Horror

4 Tips for Writing Gothic Horror

Gothic horror and its many subgenres continues to increase in popularity. Here, author Ava Reid shares 4 tips on writing gothic horror.

Lucy Clarke: On the Power of Creativity

Lucy Clarke: On the Power of Creativity

Novelist Lucy Clarke discusses how a marathon of writing led to a first draft in just 17 days for her new psychological thriller, One of the Girls.

A Conversation With Jaden Terrell on Writer Expectations, Part 1 (Killer Writers)

A Conversation With Jaden Terrell on Writer Expectations, Part 1 (Killer Writers)

Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his series of interviews with mystery, thriller, and suspense authors. Here he has a conversation with novelist Jaden Terrell about writer expectations and success.

Connecting the Dots vs. Drawing the Whole Damn Picture: A Veteran Ghostwriter Takes Back His Pen and Finds Something To Say

Connecting the Dots vs. Drawing the Whole Damn Picture: A Veteran Ghostwriter Takes Back His Pen and Finds Something To Say

Writing for oneself after a decades-long career as a ghostwriter is a challenge unto itself. Here, author Daniel Paisner discusses his career as a ghostwriter, how the process differs from writing his own work, and if the two ever intersect.

Who Are Sensitivity Editors? And How Much Does Sensitivity Reading Pay?

Who Are Sensitivity Editors? And How Much Does Sensitivity Reading Pay?

Sensitivity readers offer a very specific and focused edit to manuscripts. Here, C. Hope Clark shares what a sensitivity editor is, how much it pays, and where you can start.