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Qi Cheng Zhuan Jie (起承轉結): The Chinese Four-Act Screenplay Structure, Part 1

Many Chinese feature film screenplays are based on the four-act structure. In this deep-dive, two-part series, Dimitri Vorontzov explains how exactly that model works, in what way is it different from Hollywood’s three acts, and what the functions are of each of the Chinese four acts in a movie script.

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UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Writing Real and Fictional People

Tom Stempel writes about movies: the new (The Glorias), the newish (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), and some old ones (Tora! Tora! Tora! and Pearl Harbor).

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TV Writer Podcast 114 - Cameron Johnson (Empire, Zoe Ever After)

This week, host Gray Jones interviews Cameron Johnson, TV writer on 'Empire' and 'Zoe Ever After,' who has sold several pilots.

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TV Writer Podcast 113 - Lee Aronsohn and Jason Kyle

Host Gray Jones interviews Lee Aronsohn, co-creator and showrunner of "Two and a Half Men" and EP of "The Big Bang Theory," and actor/writer/producer/director Jason Kyle, the founders of the Creators Writing Room.

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Multi-Hyphenate Writer Tonia Kempler Shares Strategies for a Writing Career and Screenwriting Contest Success

Screenwriter Tonia Kempler shares advice on navigating screenwriting contests, writing in multiple mediums, and creating a solid career strategy for your writing.

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Editor's Note: A Bright Future and a Fond Farewell

All good things must come to an end. As Script's Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, departs her role at Script and WD, she shares her gratitude and fond memories for not only her team, but for the entire writing community.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 356 With Writer/Director Tyler Taormina

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Tyler Taormina. Topics include Ham On Rye (2019), a movie he Directed and Co-wrote and tips for young filmmakers starting out right out of college.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Filmmaker Seth Larney

Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Seth Larney, who started in Visual Effects and as a Digital Assets Coordinator for "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003).

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Editor's Note: A Bright Future and a Fond Farewell

All good things must come to an end. As Script's Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, departs her role at Script and WD, she shares her gratitude and fond memories for not only her team, but for the entire writing community.

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Writing Practice

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Writing Practice

Playwright / Screenwriter / TV Producer Paul Kalburgi shares five things we can all do to establish healthy habits and keep our writing sessions positive and productive, every day.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Filmmaker Seth Larney

Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Seth Larney, who started in Visual Effects and as a Digital Assets Coordinator for "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003).

Paradox, Pressure and Metaphor in Joker

Paradox, Pressure and Metaphor in "Joker"

Professional actor and screenwriter Barry McEvoy analyzes the intricacies of the character of Arthur, AKA "The Joker," demonstrating how to use paradox, pressure, and metaphor to build iconic characters.

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Hot Chocolate and Holiday Movies

Christmas films are in demand. Writer/Director Christine Conradt shares advice on crafting holiday movies from her experience writing over 70 movies.

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Editor's Note: A Bright Future and a Fond Farewell

All good things must come to an end. As Script's Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, departs her role at Script and WD, she shares her gratitude and fond memories for not only her team, but for the entire writing community.

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Writing Practice

Five Ways to Maintain a Healthy Writing Practice

Playwright / Screenwriter / TV Producer Paul Kalburgi shares five things we can all do to establish healthy habits and keep our writing sessions positive and productive, every day.

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INTERVIEW: Jeff Willis on the Future of Hollywood

Many factors affect the film industry, from the change of social norms, to a global pandemic. Jeff Willis, Director of Credits and Administration at Marvel Studios, shares his thoughts on the future of Hollywood.