Writing for Film and TV

Writing for Film and TV

“Creating Characters from Other Realms” by Pamela Jaye Smith

Harry Potter, Twilight, Buffy, Fringe, Supernatural, True Blood… in the midst of the most scientifically advanced civilization in history we’re seeing a resurgence of interest in magic and other realms. You doubt there’s more to reality than our human senses can perceive? Just watch your cat stalking “invisible” things. The …

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Storytelling | “LOVE OF ADVENTURE: A Kind of Love for All Kinds of Stories” by Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan

There’s a type of love that scales mountains, moves rivers, and changes worlds. This sort of love often breaks up families, ruins careers, and ends in destitution and death. Yet it keeps luring people into its web, offering the chance of rewards beyond compare in emotional satisfaction, lifelong relationships, and …

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The Benefits of Creating your own Content as an Actor

Creating your own content may seem quite challenging at times, but the rewards and growth you gain from each experiences is quite indescribable. Either you expand your artistry with a new medium or start exploring new skills to combine with them to your main art form; both are great ways …

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Finding inspiration to create your own Content

Unable to think of what to write next; maybe you are experiencing some writer’s block! This often happens after you’ve written your first project or you’ve taken a long break away from writing. The great thing to know is that its possible to remedy creative slowdowns and get your creativity …

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ART OF STORYTELLING | 19 Types of Cliffhangers By Sherri Sheridan

What new looking cliffhangers can you create that fit your story? (Images courtesy of the author.) ART OF STORYTELLING | 19 Types of Cliffhangers Scene Cliffhangers To Keep Them Watching By Sherri Sheridan   Cliffhangers are visual and emotional mousetraps. How do make viewers worry about what will happen next …

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With New Production Model, Voyage Media Helps Emerging Creators from Funding To Global Digital Distribution

Voyage Media has announced a new TV and film production model that allows for one stop filmmaking and has already engaged film studio and Oscar-nominated producer Mike Medavoy. The first-of-its-kind content development platform acts as an incubator for budding storytellers, providing mentorship from high-level producers and on-demand access to a …

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Three Stages To Every Project – Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production

Whether you decide to hire a production company or produce your own content, there are three distinct stages of video production you should be aware of. Each phase will have its own challenges and will vary depending on the size of your project. Large scale productions in the television and …

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2018 ScreenCraft Short Story Contest: Opens on October 1; Early deadline November 7; Final deadline December 16

The ScreenCraft jury is looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, ScreenCraft wants to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 5 finalists will …

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STORYTELLING | INTERSPECIES LOVE – By Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan

Interspecies Love is an excellent story device to make observations on the way humans treat each other and a clever way to portray our more animal-like aspects. Exemplar Movie Avatar Why it exists (evolutionary back story) Some versions of humanity’s source calls for off-world aliens doing genetic manipulation on the …

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