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ScreenCraft: Q&A with Cameron Cubbison – What would you suggest to someone just starting their first screenplay?

STUDENTFILMMAKERS: Tell us about the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Cameron Cubbison: The ScreenCraft Fellowship is an ongoing career development program designed to help talented emerging writers sharpen and hone their portfolios, and then strategically introduce them to a custom-matched network of literary agents, managers, studio executives, producers and content …

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SCREENWRITING: Be a Self-Starter but Seek Advice – A paradox exists in the writers’ room

by Neil Landau A paradox exists in the writers’ room. You need to absorb information and find your own way through observing how other people behave in the room, reading draft after draft to see how they evolve and come up from that early writer’s draft through network notes and …

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HOW TO MAKE SCENES: 21 Ways to Add Storytelling Obstacles, Conflicts and Traps – #1 Inner. #2 Personal. #3 Social. #4 Spiritual. #5 Environmental.

By Sherri Sheridan Conflict determines audience interest and you need to come up with different ways to add tension to each scene. The way the character accomplishes each scene goal needs to have a sweet surprise that is unexpected. They do not just waltz into the room and grab the …

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The Lure of the Dark Side: 5 Ways to Send Your Characters Down the Left-Hand Path

by Pamela Jaye Smith   Your audience wants to find out how people and things go bad. Here are some ways to send your characters down the left-hand path. Sleeping with the Enemy Since Adam took a bite from the apple Eve offered, humans have done all sorts of bad …

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“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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