Here’s our weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything you believe might be of interest.
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- These interviews with distribs shed some light on the world out there: MAD MAN, ICON and ROADSHOW.
- Meg Shields sent me this on how the world has changed for the writer. And how writers have changed.
- Here’s a great story I found through UNK, about the persistence you need in this industry.
- If you didn’t already know: Australians love car crashes. But why?
- Emily Blake likes District 9. I’m looking forward to it as much as to Avator. For different reasons, though.
- Using brand name(s) in your script? Alex Epstein has some advice.
- Some of the questions you really shouldn’t ask, answered by John August. (The comments are fun, too.)
- What’s up in Hollywood? Well, that depends on what time of the year it is.
- How do you summarise your story? You sure? How ELSE can you summarise it?
COMING SOON to the Story Department:
- “Confessions of a Scriptwriter”, the new guest article from Jack Feldstein, who spoiled us with his TERRIFIC series “The Psychology of Scriptwriting”.
- The SLG (Simple Logline Generator).
- Natasha Gadd on story for documentary.
- The Fastest Pass: How to improve your entire screenplay draft 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.