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Going Clear: Scientology (2015)

May 11, 2017 0 Quick Film Reviews

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief On the surface, Going Clear will appeal to those who are confounded by Scientology and how this cult manages to attract celebrities into their pseudo-church. I, too, wonder HTF uber-successful people like Tom Cruise can be suckered into a bunch of self-help…

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

May 10, 2017 0 Movie Trailers

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 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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SCRIPT REWRITING TIPS: 3 things to do BEFORE you start!

Mar 20, 2017 0 Screenwriting

The real script writing is in the script rewriting…but wait! Just writing a screenplay is incredibly hard work for most screenwriters, let alone script rewriting! 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…

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Indigenous Australian sci-fi script finished. Client stoked!

Mar 9, 2017 0 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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