Shanee Edwards at ScriptwritingU Magazine discussed the film “The Dressmaker” with the writer and director, Jocelyn Moorhouse.
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
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
The folks at ScreenCraft discussed some common first-time director mistakes and offered insight on how to avoid them.
Full article here: How to Avoid First-Time Director Pitfalls
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
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
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”
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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
Edwin Cannistraci with Final Draft shares some advice on how to write a screenplay that can attract and attach a movie star.
Read the full article here: Write a Role a Movie Star Wants to Play
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.