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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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TRANSCRIPT EP25 – Making a Good Script Great with Linda Seger

AUDIO OF THIS PODCAST IS AVAILABLE HERE You are listening to the IFH Podcast network for more amazing filmmaking and screenwriting podcasts, just go to IFHpodcastnetwork.com Intro: All right, welcome to the successful screenwriter podcast, where we are dedicated to anything and everything screenwriting. Here, we interview successful screenwriters and filmmakers to discover just what …

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Yes, Screenwriting Structure Matters (8 Books To Help)

I have noticed lately there has been a push against screenwriting structure within the community. Those who push against structure as non conformists boast about breaking the rules of convention and creating from the heart. They argue that structure is stifling and limits their art. They encourage other writers to shirk away from structure. That …

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How 2 Kids Found Film Distribution

Jake & Jack barely had a budget. Only $600. That’s it. There are fewer than 20 people as credited crew members (the average film list of credits on a feature film averages about 600). And they spent every weekend over the course of five months shooting their first feature film. With passion and determination though, …

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TRANSCRIPT EP 26 – An Indie Filmmaking Conversation with Producer Damien Swaby

AUDIO OF THIS PODCAST IS AVAILABLE HERE You are listening to the IFH Podcast network for more amazing filmmaking and screenwriting podcasts, just go to IFHpodcastnetwork.com Intro: All right, welcome to the successful screenwriter podcast, where we are dedicated to anything and everything screenwriting. Here, we interview successful screenwriters and filmmakers to discover just what …

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Harley Wallen: Detroit Filmmaker lands Streaming deal with Tale of Tails

Harley Wallen didn’t always want to be in the movie and TV business. Growing up in Sweden, he found martial arts to be his first passion. “That was my original art,” Wallen says adding that he was also a breakdancer on a TV show in Sweden similar to a cabaret/Donny Osmond-type show. From there, he …

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Top Seven Slasher Scripts You Must Read

One of the most iconic subgenres in Horror is the Slasher genre. When one thinks of Slasher Films, images of knife-wielding maniacs, gratuitous nudity, gore, and late teens partygoers come to mind. Slasher films are iconic because there is a certain audience expectation that comes with each film, but these trends were made by certain …

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Erin Rodman: Process and Perspective on Screenwriting

Erin Rodman has 2 movies coming out in the next 3 months, here’s her process & perspective on screenwriting Erin Rodman’s story is the epitome of what happens when hard work and passion pays off. Her new movie Advice to Love By premieres on October 16th, and the sequel to last year’s The Christmas House …

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David Winning: Storytelling and why getting pigeonholed into a specific genre is great

Every year, millions of households turn their television to the Hallmark Channel and watch the saccharine, sentimental films that are as predictable as they are romantic. It’s comfort food. It’s family fair. It’s a tradition. For the filmmakers who churned out the 41 Hallmark Christmas films premiering this year, it’s a challenge to create a …

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Seven TV Pilot Scripts You Must Read

To create a successful TV show, you must create a successful pilot episode. The pilot must hook the audience and establish the setting, the plot, the characters, the mood, and the rules of the show’s universe. Whether it’s an action-packed sci-fi series or a grounded character-based series, you must hook the audience early to keep …

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