Jocelyn Moorhouse on Making “The Dressmaker”

Shanee Edwards at ScriptwritingU Magazine discussed the film “The Dressmaker” with the writer and director, Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Full article here: The Dressmaker Writer/Director Jocelyn Moorhouse talks Spaghetti Western-style revenge, the mother-daughter bond and Liam Hemsworth chasing an emu

Notes from Aaron Sorkin’s Screenwriting MasterClass

MASTERCLASS has been providing incredible opportunities for newcomers to creative industries to learn from the masters. You can learn cooking from Gordon Ramsay to acting from Kevin Spacey to tennis with Serena Williams. One Reddit user chronicled his experience with Aaron Sorkin’s MasterClass on Screenwriting.

Read the full article here: Notes from Aaron Sorkin’s Screenwriting Masterclass

“This is What it Sounds Like When Women Talk About Movies”

Rebecca Bohanan at Huffington Post sat down with filmmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse to discuss her 2015 film The Dressmaker and working women in the film industry.

Read the full interview here: This is What it Sounds Like When Women Talk About Movies

Akira Kurosawa on Screenwriting

Naomi Beaty at ScreenCraft discusses Akira Kurosawa and his creative process and his advice to aspiring writers and filmmakers.

Full article and video here: Screenwriting Advice from Akira Kurosawa

How to Write a Screenplay with Heart

Tim Long at ScreenCraft shares some pointers on how to write a screenplay with heart and the ability to emotionally move an audience.

Blogger’s Note: there article contains links to The Secret Screenwriting Themes Behind All Pixar Movies and The Engine of Empathy

Read the full article here: How to Write a Screenplay with HEART

Learn Character Development from the Film that Does it Best: The Graduate

More good stuff from the folks at No Film School. Max Winter uses the film The Graduate to provide insight on developing your story characters.

Blogger’s Note: If you’ve never seen The Graduate, watch it. It’s an incredible film with wonderful actors (Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft) and a fantastic soundtrack from the legendary Simon & Garfunkel.

Watch and read here: Learn Character Development from “The Graduate”

Hollins People Doing Great Things

Drum roll please…

THREE Hollins University Graduate Screenwriting and Film Studies alums made it to the Quarter-Finals of the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship contest. And they are:

David Morrow – The Bargain

Homer Hsieh – The Risk Factor

Nick Leitzke – Reverb

Congratulations gentlemen!! Good luck!

See the full list here: Announcing The 4th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Quarter-Finalists

Eleven Stages of a Master Screenplay

Robert Misovic at Pensare Films provided a different take on and breakdown of a screenplay. Misovic breaks a screenplay down into eleven steps, as opposed to the nine provided by the standard plot points. He uses films such as Rocky, The Godfather, Gone Girl, Titanic, Jaws, and Jurassic Park to illustrate each step.

11 Stages of a Master Screenplay