[Video]: Words Are Not Writing

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee looks at the essence of screenplay writing: if the dialogue, the big print, and the actions are all modified in pre-production, then what is the writer actually contributing to a film? McKee looks at the nature of turning a script into a film, and concludes that the single most important thing … Read more

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