Vicky Hinault with Story Broads uses her delightful brand of humor and wit to deliver insight on how to deal with feedback. Every profession requires that you be receptive to feedback in some way, shape, or form; but it’s especially important in the creative world. Don’t worry, Quentin Tarantino still gets notes.
Scott Meyers breaks down the Academy-award winning script of “The Social Network” to discuss the narrative framework and how that can propel your story in a strong direction.
Read the full article here: Screenwriting Lessons: “The Social Network” — Part 2: Narrative Framework
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?
Read full article here: 5 Storytelling Lessons from Bill Murray
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’
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
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
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!
Feedback is a BIG part of working in a creative profession, more so than in others. Most feedback is intended to be constructive, helpful, and send your project in a stronger direction. However, some feedback has the opposite effect. Susan DeFreitas provides some tips on how to spot feedback that is genuinely toxic and how to handle it when you encounter it.
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.
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.
Read full article here: 6 Filmmaking Tips from ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins