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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017) – #MOVIETRAILER

May 10, 2017 0 Movie Trailers, Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting News

War For the Planet of the Apes Does a good movie trailer usually mean it’s a good movie? Watching this trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes got me thinking about the correlation between the quality of a trailer and the quality of a movie. As a screenwriter, who…

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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: Casablanca (1942)

Apr 14, 2017 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting

CASABLANCA: WHAT I LEARNED THS TIME Last week, at my local cinema, I had the privilege of seeing a digital restoration of the classic film Casablanca. I’ve seen it a million times, but this was my first time seeing it in a theater. It was just as awesome as you’d…

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WGA strike, Spec deals and Phil in the news

Apr 2, 2017 0 Screenwriting News

WGA STRIKE LOOMS… SOME HOPE BLOOMS. The odds stacked against a screenwriter in today’s movie/ television world are pretty daunting. Beyond the everyday challenges of an outsider getting a script noticed in an ocean full of competitors, this month the Writer’s Guild of America is proposing a writer’s strike. Now,…

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ON SCREENWRITING: How to polish a draft

Mar 20, 2017 0 Screenwriting

The first three steps every screenwriter should take. Writing a draft of a screenplay is incredibly hard, yet rewarding, work for most screenwriters. After many weeks/ months/ years of toil, it’s natural to ache for an immediate reward, but unless you’re being paid for that writing, there usually isn’t one.…

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Indigenous Australian sci-fi script finished. Client stoked!

Mar 9, 2017 0 Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

REWRITE OF INDIGENOUS SCI-FI ‘KINDRED’ FOR RED CENTRE FILMS. They say at least 90% of your career as a screenwriter will be spent rewriting other people’s scripts. It can be a major challenge, especially when the amount of work to be done is huge and the deadline is near impossible.…

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ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) – #MOVIETRAILER

Mar 2, 2017 0 Movie Trailers, Quick Film Reviews

ALIEN: COVENANT – GOING BACK TO BASICS? Watching the movie trailer for Alien: Covenant made me think of four things right away: King Kong Jurrasic Park Ridley Scott is going back to the franchise’s roots AWESOME! Not since James Cameron’s Aliens have I been this excited about a film in…

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