14 December, 2009

Linkage - 14/12/2009


Screen

Must read story about the birth pangs of a new British film
"The Hollywood star refused to come out of his trailer, the leading lady's hair melted and the actor hired to play the joy- rider couldn't drive"
The Guardian
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Dear Directors
Phill Barron
"will you stop tweaking minor things and demanding a fucking writing credit?"
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Dear Writers
Phill Barron
"SCRIPT WRITERS DO NOT WRITE FILMS, WE WRITE FILM SCRIPTS."
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Million Dollar Screenplay Tips
Living the Romantic Comedy
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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25 Ways to Polish Your Screenplay for Producers
greenwriter.org
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Writing A Screenplay About Your Life? Don't Forget the Compelling Concept
greenwriter.org
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Question: Does a story hook (1st ten pages) have to be suspenseful?
Go Into The Story
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"Free online screenwriting and media-production software and resources"
Five Sprockets
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The 7 Steps to a Successful Screenplay
Raindance
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Why Story Structure is the Key to Success
John Truby
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Three Less Orthodox Story Structures
The Last Reveal
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Collection of beat sheets, step outlines and treatments.
Beat Sheet Central
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"Sometimes you're gonna lose the patient"
Bitter Script Reader
"But never be afraid to walk away from your own writing. You'll learn something from it, and chances are it can make you a better writer. "
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"Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream"
Filmmaker IQ
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Screenwriting and Character Development
David Spies
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Stage

"For people in theatre to connect, collaborate and publish plays in innovative ways"
Bush Green
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A golden age for theatre? Yes and no
The Guardian
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"In spite of the hard times, British theatre is flourishing"
Sunday Times
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Creativity

Connecting with Creativity
Adrian Reynolds
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10 Simple Ways to Instantly Boost Your Inspiration
Inspired mag
"We’re creative beings, we modify our world in ways it was never modified before. And inspiration is our normal state as human beings. The only reason we can’t always be in that flow is because we’re blocking it. Consciously or, most of the time, unconsciously."

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"Try Fun, Quick Exercises to Boost Your Creativity. "
Psychology Today
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Self development


"You’re Not That Talented, and Other Advice"
All Bets Are Off Productions
"I’ve broken it down into 4 categories:

* Bettering yourself
* Bettering your professional image
* Finding work and getting paid
* Being happy with life and work"

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life
Dragos Roua
"You don’t like your life? Change it! Change your life for the better! Don’t have any clue on how to do it?"

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100 Ways To Screw Up Your Life
Dragos Roua
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Miscellany

Lessons Learned
Michelle Lipton
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Dear BAFTA
Danny Stack
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100 Greatest Films of the 20th Century
AMC Filmsite
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HBO interactive multi-dimensional drama
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Free Speech is not for Sale
Libelreform.org
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When piracy isn't theft
The Guardian
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