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7 Mistakes You Can Avoid While Working On Staff: A Television Writer’s Tale of ‘The Staff from Hell’

by Pamela Douglas Recently, a student on the verge of graduating asked me what was the single most important lesson I’d learned in writing for television. Her question started me thinking. Of course, I’d acquired writing skills, some insights into what works on screen, and a few experiences negotiating the …

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STUDENT Filmmaker, with the Emphasis on “Student” | Important Details to Check Out Before You Choose a College

By Fred Ginsburg, CAS, Ph.D. Most of the time, contributing authors such as myself focus on aspects of filmmaking and share technical knowledge with you, Hollywood’s next generation. But this article addresses the “student” side of academic life; in other words, FILM SCHOOL. As I write this, the Spring 2018 …

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FILMMAKERS GLOBAL NETWORK :: Community Spotlight with Zoran Dragelj

Can you tell us about your body of work?   Zoran Dragelj: As an independent filmmaker/auteur for over 20 years I’ve been fortunate to work on both film and video productions of various sizes and lengths (from feature films to episodic content to short films and videos). Also, I worked …

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Queen Sugar: Between Two Rights? | A look into excellent storytelling

By Neil Landau The decisions we make define who we are. Extenuating circumstances, intentional and unintentional ripple effects inform every choice we make. Our decisions define us in terms of our moral compasses and the lines we don’t cross—or say we would never cross—in the complexity of life. As the …

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FILMMAKERS GLOBAL NETWORK :: Community Spotlight with Shane Stanley

Shane Stanley www.shanestanley.net Shane Stanley is a lifer. His career began in front of the camera at 9 months old before becoming a two-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker and launching his own company, Visual Arts Entertainment. Best known for Executive Producing the #1 Box Office hit, Gridiron Gang for SONY …

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