“I Almost Love it When I Fail” Abi Morgan on Screenwriting

Lucy V. Hay with the London Screenwriters’ Festival highlights Oscar-winner Abi Morgan (Suffragette and The Iron Lady) and her three pieces of advice for writers as they tackle their stories and the industry.

Read the full article here: Oscar-Winning Abi Morgan’s 3 Tips For Screenwriters… I almost love it when I fail…

Nine Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Ken Miyamoto at ScreenCraft offers some sage advice for new filmmakers struggling to make their short films.

Read the full article here: 9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

Six Rules from Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

V Renee at No Film School discusses Walter Murch’s six rules for editing your film. He’s got two Oscars under his belt, so you might wanna listen 🙂

6 ‘Rules’ for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

9 Things Every Girl Boss Does Before 9 AM

Erin Nicole at The Zoe Report compiled a list of nine things that every “Girl Boss” does before 9 AM. Even though this article doesn’t address the film industry in the slightest, I found these morsels of wisdom worth sharing. This article could have easily been entitled “What Bosses Do Before 9 AM”. And regardless of your profession, all of these habits are worth incorporating into our daily lives.

Read full article here: 9 Things Every Girl Boss Does Before 9 AM

Storyclock Notebook: A Notebook Designed for Screenwriters

Attention Writers! Are you looking for a new notebook? Need something to help you get your story out of your head? Need help organizing your story ideas? The Storyclock Notebook could help. A recent Kickstarter campaign was created by Seth Worley to get the books launched and printed. The more you give, the more you’ll be able to get 🙂 Isn’t that awesome? You can get anything from a PDF version to several printed copies depending on how much you donate to the Kickstarter. And the best part, the books have those three beautiful words: Made in the USA. Go check it out!

Find out more here: Storyclock Notebook: A Notebook Designed for Screenwriters

Zoe Lister-Jones on her Directorial Debut and her All-Female Crew

Melissa Silverstein with Women & Hollywood sat down with Zoe Lister-Jones to talk about her directorial debut and hiring an all female film crew for her film, Band Aid, which premiered at Sundance this past January

Read the full interview here: Zoe Lister-Jones on Hiring an All-Female Crew for Her Directorial Debut “Band Aid”

Want to Be Creative on Purpose?

Since life can feel like a four-letter word with “if” in the middle at times, it can be hard to make out to-do lists for our work and home obligations and practically impossible to accomplish anything outside of that. Carl Richards with the New York Times offers some insight for creative souls on how to still be creative souls in a hectic world. Two words: schedule it.

Read the full article here: Want to Be Creative on Purpose? Schedule It.

Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

John Fusco at No Film School discusses veteran cinematographer Ben Smithard’s process of hand-drawing lighting plots instead of relying on computers for that pre-production process.

Watch: Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

The Other Hero’s Journey

V Renee at No Film School discusses the other hero’s journey: the journey of the writer creating the story. Included with her thoughts is the video essay Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay that discusses the creation of the film Inside Out and the challenges of bringing that story to life.

The Other Hero’s Journey: The Emotional Struggle of Screenwriting