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Redefining Genres, Film Festival Reports, and Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, interviews with indie filmmakers who are redefining the thriller, comedy and rom-com genres, live reports from film festivals, screenwriting lessons from Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and more!

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with indie filmmakers who are redefining the thriller, comedy and rom-com genres, live reports from film festivals, screenwriting lessons from Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and more!

Telluride Film Festival Report – Goodnight, Telluride, What’s Next? - Day 5 and Beyond

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Which films that sparked interest today will still be afire when the awards season hits. Was the festival “safe enough” in this ever changing pandemic landscape? Will I ever catch up on the sleep I missed trying to see as many films as I could over the course of five days? (The answer to that one is probably, no.)

Plus: Read Script contributor Christopher Schiller’s full recap of Telluride Film Festival here.

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How Filmmakers Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet Found Loss and Redemption with QUEENPINS

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Filmmaking team Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet talk about their new comedy film QUEENPINS, how they came across this true story, taking creative liberties in grounding the comedy, collaborating, forging a new path in Hollywood and so much more.

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Redefining a Genre with The Voyeurs Writer-Director Michael Mohan

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Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks one-on-one with The Voyeurs writer-director Michael Mohan about his new film, his new path as an erotic-thriller filmmaker, what sparked the idea for The Voyeurs, and how he broke into the industry. Plus, he offers invaluable advice for first-time filmmakers.

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Lessons Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Can Teach Screenwriters

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a lesson in understanding the genre and tropes that one expects watching a movie of this nature. It’s a mash-up that carefully blends two genres together, paying off both in ways the audiences of either respective genre will expect and understand. Script contributor Bryan Young does a deep dive into some of those lessons.

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Dating & New York Writer-Director Jonah Feingold on Filmmaking and Modern Love

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Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews Dating & New York writer-director Jonah Feingold about his new film, the impetus for this story, his filmmaking journey, and their shared love of the movie Hook. Plus, Jonah shares invaluable advice about filmmaking that first-time filmmakers should absolutely take note of!

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DEFUND at TIFF21: Making Films That Matter When They Matter

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Script contributor Heather Taylor had the opportunity to speak to actors-turned-directors Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah and Araya Mengesha about their directorial debut, DEFUND, the importance of community and grace, and why you shouldn't wait for permission to create.

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Maria Judice: Running the Show From the Bay Area

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Script contributor Thuc Nguyen speaks one-on-one with filmmaker Maria Judice about her filmmaking journey, current projects, her open-source Black Film list she created, teaching and so much more!

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10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

10 Tips on Covering Events as a Freelance Journalist

From planning ahead to staying late, Alison Hill shares 10 tips for journalists while covering events as a freelancer.

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Character Studies, Writing the Immigrant Experience, and Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt a Book (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, navigate different character study approaches in your writing, and tracking emotional journeys.

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Lora Senf: On Trusting Children With Middle Grade Fiction

Author Lora Senf discusses how one chilling text message led her to writing her new middle grade horror novel, The Clackity.

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Katrina Leno: On Writing Around an Idea

Critically acclaimed novelist Katrina Leno discusses the process of bringing her childhood memories to magical life in her new young adult novel, Sometime in Summer.

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WD Presents: A New Podcast Episode, "Your Story" Prompt, and More!

This week, we're excited to announce our latest episode of "Writer's Digest Presents," the new "Your Story" prompt, and more!

Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Writer's Digest Best Live Streams, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels 2022

Here are the top live streams, podcasts, and YouTube channels as identified in the 24th Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2022 issue of Writer's Digest.

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

What Is Fan Fiction in Writing?

You might have heard the term, especially if you’re in online fandoms, but what exactly is fan fiction? Managing Editor Moriah Richard explains.

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

5 Ways To Use Short Stories To Grow as a Writer

Short story writing can be a gateway to writing your novel—but they’re also fun and worthy stories in their own right. Here, author Dallas Woodburn shares 5 ways to use short stories to grow as a writer.

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.