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A Warning to New Screenwriters by Billy Ray

Aug 9, 2015 0 Screenwriting

Brilliant bits of wisdom for new screenwriters from Billy Ray, screenwriter of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games. This is an excerpt from his speech to the winners of the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. https://medium.com/art-science/a-warning-for-our-next-great-screenwriters-4af580c2e0b7. “The only variable you will ever have any control over is your willingness to […]

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The Fantastic Snore: Why comic book movies leave me feeling empty inside.

Aug 5, 2015 2 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting

Tonight, the guy sitting behind us in the cinema caught some Zs while we were watching The Fantastic Four. At the end, his friend nudged him awake and the napper asked, “What happened?” Well, gee, I thought, where do I start? There were boring characters, a boring plot and a […]

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Black List review of ‘The Third Bomb’

Aug 3, 2015 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

BLACK LIST READER LOVES ‘THE THIRD BOMB’ My WWII action/ adventure screenplay ‘The Third Bomb’ received a great review on the prestigious industry website ‘The Black List’ www.blcklst.com not too long ago. The life of a screenwriter is filled with lots of rejection, so it’s days like this I have […]

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‘Casablanca’ sucks?! WTF?

Jun 20, 2015 0 Screenwriting Articles

Hard to believe, but it’s true… In the 1980s, this film’s script was sent to readers at a number of major studios and production companies under its original title, Everybody Comes To Rick’s. Some readers recognized the script, but most did not. Many complained that the script was “not good […]

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HOW MANY RABBITS!?

Jun 18, 2015 0 Screenwriting, Writing for TV

A skit for the BBC’s kid’s channel, CBeebies. Concept and script by Phillip Parker. Hope your little one enjoys 🙂

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘The Lost Aviator’ (2015)

Jun 18, 2015 0 Quick Film Reviews

Hero or murderer? Did The Lost Aviator kill his lover? That’s what the filmmaker sets out to discover about his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster, the infamous heroic failure of British aviation. His family is not too pleased about it; they’d rather dead dogs be left dead. All the more […]

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