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The Falcon & the Winter Soldier – A Tale of Two Villains

I’ll just preface this by saying I’m really enjoying “The Falcon & the Winter Soldier”, even more so than “Wandavision”, which started off slowly, built up really well, and then crapped the bed in its finale. I love the chemistry between Sam and Bucky, and Zemo has been a welcome addition (shades of Supernatural, with […]
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Diverse Screenwriting

by Alainna MacPherson Numbers and statistics aren’t necessary to feel the lack of diversity in the film and television industry. The world has been woke over the last 365 days on how much movies and shows are whitewashed or misrepresented. I was one of those people who brushed off the problem when it first was […]
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The Falcon & the Winter Soldier –What makes a hero?

*SPOILERS* The latest episode is called “Truth”, and it effectively sheds light on many of the main and supporting characters and their personal histories, while weaving in the themes of heroism and its cost on both the hero and those who look up to them. Starting with John Walker, we see a man hailed as […]
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How to Avoid a Pass on Your Script

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The Future of the “Zoom Writers Room”

Will the Zoom writers rooms continue after the world returns to “normal?” With the vaccine nearly in full swing and studios returning to filming with a plethora of safety measures, the next biggest question in the film industry is whether or not writers rooms will return to in-person once things go back to “normal?” The […]
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Top 10 Tips for Guerilla Filmmaking

1. Begin By this, I mean, go to a quiet place, think about the project you want to create and then make a decision to commit to it and begin. Once you begin, ensure nothing stops you from getting it made. Nothing can stop you if in that moment when you made the decision to […]
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It’s Time to Switch Genres (6 Books to Help You)

There’s no question that writing in a new genre can feel like you are starting from scratch. It can be incredibly overwhelming and super frustrating. Especially if you’re like me and have been developing your skill at this craft for a while now. But that is exactly why we must do it. In order to […]
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How to Land a Screenwriting Gig on UpWork

Writing isn’t an easy field to break into. Anyone with a keyboard can throw words on a page and call it writing. Those of us who went to school for our craft may have found some success. However, most of us are still looking for that big break into the field. You aren’t going to […]
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Clubhouse for Screenwriters: Opportunities & Scams

The first time I heard about Clubhouse, I had a hard time understanding the concept of what it was. An app that was by invite only, exclusively for iPhone users, that allowed you to talk to other people like zoom, but without video. If that doesn’t confuse you, then you must not be as old […]
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N.E.T. – A Unique Solution to Writer’s Block

Writer’s block, some believe it exists and some don’t. No matter your side of the page, for the next few minutes of reading this, suspend all disbelief you may have about it and just stay open. Welcome to the neuroscience of screenwriting, where you’ll learn a simple and effective stress relief approach that clears the […]
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