Best of the Web 24 Feb

Story & Structure

:: The Art Of Higher Stakes
:: Film Endings and ‘Rocky’
:: Death and the Modern Western in ‘True Grit’ and ‘Django’
:: Russel’s Rules For Redrafting
:: 10 Screenwriting Lessons from Inglorious Basterds
:: 3 Storytelling Tips From ‘Breaking Bad’
:: 9 Rules For Being Funny From David Steinberg
:: The Mistake of a Tone Shift Mid-Way Through a TV Season: Battlestar Galactica
:: Outlining Scripts in Fountain
:: Examples of V.O’s and Flashbacks That Don’t Work

Script Perfection

:: The 7 Deadly Dialogue Sins
:: Top Filmmaking Excuses and How To Avoid Them
:: Transcript of Scriptnotes, Ep. 76
:: Scriptnotes Podcast, 77: We’d Like to Make an Offer
:: You Are Not Tarantino
:: Stop Rewriting and Start Filmmaking
:: TV Writer Podcast 070 – Angela Ackerman
:: TV Writer Podcast 071 – Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes
:: Genre-Shift
:: Oscar Winning Screenwriter and TV Showrunner Alan Ball

Pitching & Selling

:: How To Grow Your Filmmaking Network
:: The Continual Process of Work and Meetings
:: Alex Epstein on Crowd Funding
:: Networks Increase Pilots to be Ordered after Lackluster Season
:: Becoming and Staying a Successful Screenwriter
:: February 2013 Spec Market Scorecard
:: Film Festivals 411: Why Did My Film Not Get In?
:: Championing Your Screenplay

Best of the Rest

:: Silver Linings Playbook – 30min Featurette
:: SNL : ‘Djesus Uncrossed’
:: Berlin Film Festival Honours Eastern European Movie-Makers
:: WGA Awards Winners
:: Organized
:: Screenwriters Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber Sell ‘Endangered’ to Lionsgate
:: Does The All-You-Can-Eat Binge Spoil Social Viewing?
:: The 25 Coolest Catch Phrases for Scientific Concepts
:: Dare to Make a Scene
:: Movie Site Host
:: Stunning Interstellar Travel Doc ‘Project Kronos’ Trailer

With thanks to Jamie Campbell and Brooke Trezise.



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