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    My new comedy idea

    clutsy monk clutsy monk Yldii, I really like your idea. You've set up a good template for both conflict and comedy. The character relationship sounds both antagonisitic (potentially) and sympathetic. What you convey seems to indicate a character driven situation. The more you develop that...
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    Whats ok and what isn't

    portraying actual people in scripts portraying actual people in scripts Danny G, It's very hard to "prove" that any character was based on a real person. If you're concerned about it, just be sure to add in enough disparate elements to deflect comparison. Or make the character a composite...
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    What is the name of this type of camera shot?

    camera angles in scripts camera angles in scripts Why do you feel you need the name of the museum in close-up? Was it named after a main character? Does it bring some plot point to bear? Does it create suspense or mystery? Otherwise, it's not necessary. If it is, you can just notate the sign...
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    Credit Goes To Writers or Actors?

    Dear Steven, It does seem at the outset that writer's role should logically be considered seminal (and it is) in the success of any dramatic form of entertainment. The work would not exist if no one took it upon themselves to write it. Having written and produced two plays now, I have had an...
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    Beat Definition in Drama

    Beat Beat Beat is an acting term. It was actually coined by people who studied early on with Stanislovsky. He'd say to an actor something like, "Wait for a 'beat' here." or "Take a "beat" before you do that." He was actually saying "Wait a bit" But because his accent was so thick, people...
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    How do you "pik your brain"?

    the shoe box method of storytelling the shoe box method of storytelling JodyMichele... re: your shoe box comment-- did you know that JK Rowling said that that is how she started outlining her first story? She had literally years of ideas she kept stuffing in a box. And the act of having to...
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    How do you "pik your brain"?

    brainstorming brainstorming And don't forget that immitation, aside from being 'the highest form of flattery' is how we learn. Human beings becomg competant by modelling that which is already competant. Every acting/writing teacher I've ever had has told me to steal, steal, steal everything...
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