5 Storytelling Lessons from Bill Murray

John Bucher with LA Screenwriter extracts five storytelling lessons from the work of the legendary Bill Murray. He uses examples from films such as Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, St. Vincent, and Rock the Kasbah to help illustrate each point. And seriously, who doesn’t love Bill Murray?

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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.

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Unpacking Billy Wilder’s 10 Screenwriting Tips

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

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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

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!

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6 Filmmaking Tips from ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins became a household name with the 2017 release of the box office annihilating film Wonder Woman. Here are six pieces of advice from the record-breaking director herself.

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Dialogue Bootcamp

Need some inspiration for good dialogue? WeScreenplay offers a list of nine films to watch as “dialogue bootcamp”.  Enjoy.

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The Engine of Empathy

Caitlin Durante provides three key rules to effectively convey characters’ emotions in your stories and screenplays. She pulls examples from The Godfather, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Edward Scissorhands to help illustrate the points.

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5 Ways to Get Into Character

Ken Lazer with Backstage provides five tricks to help actors get into character as you prepare to meet with a casting director or getting ready to go on stage.

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Want to Create A Supervillian?

Trying to create a supervillian? Jennie Evenson offers five ways to up your game and offers several examples of iconic supervillians such as The Joker (Heath Ledger), Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).

Want To Create A Supervillian? Try This