Words of Wisdom from Grand Master Jane Yolen

If you grew up in the United States, there’s no way you made it out of high school without reading one of Jane Yolen’s books. If you teach young children, there’s no way you’ve never seen her name on a book cover. The prolific writer offers advice, encouragement, and motivation to just WRITE THE DAMN BOOK! Happy writing, friends.

Read the full article here: Grand Master Jane Yolen on Why It’s Important to Just ‘Write the Damn Book’

20 Rising Female Filmmakers You Need to Know

Women filmmakers are getting more and more attention these days – finally. Here’s a list of twenty female filmmakers who are getting more attention and definitely deserve more of yours.

See full list here: 20 Rising Female Filmmakers You Need to Know

Unpacking Billy Wilder’s 10 Screenwriting Tips

Zeke from the New York Film Academy discusses Billy Wilder’s ten pieces of screenwriting advice.

Read the full article here: Unpacking Billy Wilder’s 10 Screenwriting Tips

5 Ways to Stand Out & Be Memorable to Casting Directors

Casting Director Amy Jo Berman provides her expertise on how to have a successful audition while in the room with the casting directors. Break a leg!

AUDITION TIPS | 5 WAYS TO STANDOUT & BE MEMORABLE TO CASTING DIRECTORS

Watch This Video Explaining What Everyone in The Movie Credits Actually Does

Have you ever wondered what a key grip does or why there’s a need for boom operator? This video will help explain exactly what everyone on a film set does. And the reason the credits list is so long is because it takes LOTS of someones to make a film.

Watch This Video Explaining What Everyone in The Movie Credits Actually Does

Diane Kruger: #WomenInMotion

During the 70th Annual Cannes International Film Festival, Diane Kruger sits down with Variety magazine and discusses women in Hollywood and the gender pay gap.

Watch the full video here: Diane Kruger on the gender pay gap in Hollywood: “I’ve never been paid as much as a male costar in the United States.” #WomenInMotion

WHAT MAKES SCREENPLAY DIALOGUE GREAT?

Hal Croasmun at ScreenwritingU discusses the four characteristics that make great dialogue in a screenplay. He uses Aaron Sorkin’s The American President as a model for the discussion.

WHAT MAKES SCREENPLAY DIALOGUE GREAT?

Great Disney Audition Songs for Women

Ladies, are you looking for a good audition song? Looking for some new material? Rebecca Strassberg with Backstage curated a list of Disney songs that will serve you well in the audition room. Break a leg!

Read full article here: Great Disney Audition Songs for Women

Sundance Directors Lab 2016: Pippa Bianco on the Differences Between a Short and a Feature

Pippa Bianco with the Sundance Directors Lab discusses the difference between a short film and a feature film and how they both have their own challenges and how those challenges help you grow as an artist.

Sundance Directors Lab 2016: Pippa Bianco on the Differences Between a Short and a Feature