Here’s our weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything you believe might be of interest.
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- Bill Martell about the intelligent and entertaining DISTRICT 9.
- Who is surprised? A sequel/prequel of DISTRICT 9 is in the works.
- Read this on The Rouge Wave if you want to write a TV spec.
- Lisa Klink shares some thoughts on the characters in MAD MEN.
- Craig Mazin: Is the writer’s struggle necessary for creative success?
- CinemaBlend interviews screenwriter/studio suit James Schamus.
- It helps the writer to understand the actor, says Alex Epstein.
- One less door for Aussie screenwriters to knock on. SEED closes.
- Another round of introspection for the Australian film industry.
- The director of a Small Australian Film feels the need to respond.
- Lynden Barber’s issues with the Small Australian Film
COMING SOON to the Story Department:
- “Confessions of a Scriptwriter”, by Jack Feldstein.
- The SLG (Simple Logline Generator).
- A structural breakdown by Paul Gulino.
- The Fastest Pass: Improve your script in less than an hour.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.
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