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Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting – New Online Course

On 23, Jun 2016 | In Industry News, Screenwriting | By BSG


From the Masterclass series of online learning programs for filmmakers, actors, singers, writers and more comes “Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting”. The Masterclass features 25 video lessons to watch, listen and learn as Sorkin teaches the essentials of writing for television and film. From the Masterclass description:
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5 Ways to Write Better Dialogue and Bring Characters to Life

Write better dialogue – it can make or break any work of fiction. A great idea, brought to life with fast-paced action and good characterization, can fall flat if the words your characters speak are not believable. Like any other aspect of fiction writing, it takes practice to write better dialogue, but there are ways to maximize your chances of bringing your characters to life through the words they speak. You can develop ways to write better dialogue by using these methods…
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The Hollywood Reporter Writers Roundtable 2013

On 16, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Business, Filmmaking | By BSG


“Hollywood Reporter Writers Roundtable” features Jonas Cuaron penned the action-heavy script for Gravity with his director father, Alfonso, Before Midnight’ co-writer Julie Delpy, Enough Said writer-director Nicole Holofcener, 12 Years a Slave’s John Ridley, Lee Daniels’ The Butler’s Danny Strong and The Monuments Men’s George Clooney and Grant Heslov discuss their craft with executive editor Matt Belloni and executive editor of features Stephen Galloway.
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BAFTA In Focus Screenwriting

On 04, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Business, Filmmaking | By Entertainment


“BAFTA In Focus” is new series created by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), an organization with approximately 6,500 individuals in the UK and the US with a vast collective experience across film, television and games. BAFTA extends access to this wealth of inspiring knowledge with its Guru Series with its goal of “inspiring minds in film, TV and games”. The series includes In Focus productions in VFX, Screenwriting, Hair & Makeup, Directing and Editing. From the BAFTA description:

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Before Avatar a Curious Boy – James Cameron


“Before Avatar a Curious Boy” features Oscar®-winning filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar, Aliens, Titanic, Terminator 2 Judgement Day) sharing his insights about storytelling and filmmaking. TED Talk’s description:
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The Clues to a Great Story with Andrew Stanton


“The Clues to a Great Story” features Oscar®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WALL-E, Monsters, Inc.) sharing what he knows about storytelling…starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

Stanton was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures (1987) after he graduated. In 1990, he became the second animator and ninth employee to join Pixar Animation Studios. Return to Thumbnail View.

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The Art of Close-Ups


“The Art of Close-Ups” is a short film featuring director Edgar Wright (The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Hot Fuzz) revealing his secrets on the art of close-ups, referencing his acclaimed comedy “Shaun of the Dead” and several other scenes from Wright’s film. Wright also discusses examples of close-up secrets from James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Robert Rodriguez as experts of the craft of the close-up. The film provides excellent examples of methods for filmmakers and screenwriters. Return to Thumbnail View.

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