Haiman Sanad Eltohamy

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How to Create a Compelling Protagonist

Workshop your story’s central character in my 1-week online course.<p>In almost every movie, the most critical character is the Protagonist.<p>Typically …

Creative Writing

Conversations With Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder. Cameron Crowe. Conversation and creative insight.<p>Billy Wilder is my all-time favorite filmmaker. Consider just some of his movies:</i> …

Rewriting a Screenplay

Free downloadable Go Into The Story eBook by Scott Myers.<p>Why am I smiling? Because today I’m making available to the public the <b>4th in a series of</b> …

Top 8 Free and Easy Website Builders

Are you looking for an easy tool to build aThe post Top 8 Free and Easy Website Builders appeared first on iamwire.

A linguist explains how to write protest signs that everyone will remember

Language can be used to persuade, amuse, insult, and mobilize action. Few formats can accomplish these goals as ably or succinctly as the protest sign.<p>When you make a protest sign, you’re working with considerable linguistic constraints: Space is limited by what you (and your friends) can carry, …

Language

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

Credit Cards

How Reading Screenplays Will Improve Your Writing

As you probably know, the best way to master any creative craft is to study and learn from the best.In the way Picasso’s early work owes a massive …

BREAKING & ENTERING: This Is An Article About Writing Dialogue

Dull dialogue is deadly. Barri Evins explains how to create dialogue that is a vibrant element of your story, works in harmony with description, and …

HOW TO PLAN YOUR STORY PLOT FROM START TO FINISH : Story Plot Writing Tips

How to Plan Your Story Plot from Start to Finish<p>by Samantha Stone<p>A well-plotted story is engaging, a page-turner, a book your readers can't put down. …

STORY DEVELOPMENT: The Three Commonalities of a Compelling Character

Tim Long explains the three ubiquitous yet distinguishing features that a compelling character seems to share in successful screenplays and films.The …

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee writes his story's next chapter

In the early 1990s, Robert McKee had a revelation that would change the course of his career and influence the lives of tens of thousands of other writers. At the time, he'd written "Abraham," a four-hour biblical miniseries, for TNT and had sold several unproduced screenplays.<p>"I looked at …

OPINION: Support Your Supporting Characters

hile it’s true that the star system is not what it once was, actors can still have tremendous power. Many actors have their own production companies, …

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Young Adult

n this series we look at scenes and moments where a film or TV show has revealed a great deal of character information in a short amount of screen …

How to Option Your Screenplay to a Producer | How to Sell a Screenplay

PLAYING THE GAME: What to Do When a Producer Wants to Option Your Screenplay<p>It's the moment every writer dreams about: You're sitting in Starbucks …

People want to hear stories

A lot of things I miss about the New York of my youth (during my visits there). Musicradio WABC, Chock Full O’ Nuts, street corner harmony, Bob & …

Turkish-Israeli reconciliation paves way for aid to Gaza

Turkey has sent food, medicine and clothes to Gaza via the Israeli port of Ashdod, as part of its rapprochement with Israel. The move comes six years …

Israel

Tesla’s next competitor could be Maserati

The success of the Tesla Model S has spurred established German luxury carmakers to plan numerous plug-in electric models of their own. But could Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors soon gain an Italian rival as well? Maserati could eventually get an all-electric model as parent Fiat Chrysler …

5 Ways Writers Can Get Into the Minds of Their Characters

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Navigating Plot and Character in a Screenplay - Part 2

<b>In the conclusion of this two-part feature, independent filmmaker Brian Ackley breaks down the experience of writing his latest feature, Alienated.</b><p>If …

10 Dark Movies That Feature Plastic Surgery

5. Eyes Without A Face (Georges Franju, 1960)<p>Co-founder of the Cinematheque Française and director Georges Franju never considered “Eyes Without A …

film

Joseph Campbell: “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned”

<i>It’s Joseph Campbell’s birthday on Saturday and to honor this great thinker, I am reprising a five part series I posted back in 2012 to take us</i> …

Screenwriting

Daredevil in the Details: Lessons in Serial Storytelling

Marvel’s Man without Fear returned to Netflix this month for a second season of crime-fighting on the gritty streets and rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen.</i> …

Comics

CASINO ROYALE Versus Itself

A common complaint laid upon big-budget movies is that they feel like two different movies cobbled together. Films frequently come about thanks to …

Casino Royale

Scriptshadow Practice Series – Introducing Your Hero!

<i>Gratuitous Deadpool pic that can be used in any article</i>One of the most important scenes in a script is your protagonist’s introductory scene. I can’t …

Moving Forward as Screenwriters: How to Write for Females in Film

"I don't know how to write for women." Is a phrase I hear on a regular basis from male writers. I look at them puzzled,<p>"Just write a great story and then make your character female." Is my standard answer.<p>This is an interesting topic for me as a female screenwriter and actress in a male dominated …

Navigating Plot and Character in a Screenplay - Part 1

<b>In the first of this two-part feature, independent filmmaker Brian Ackley breaks down the experience of writing his latest feature, Alienated.</b><p>What …

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy on the Challenges of Adapting 'Carol'

To celebrate the release of <i>Carol</i> on DVD, Blu-Ray, and on demand, writer and director Phyllis Nagy talks about her Oscar-nominated screenplay for Todd …

THE CRAFT: Wandering in the Desert of Act Two

Etched in our brains are memorable beginnings and endings to films, but who really remembers the middle? The poor, forgotten Act Two often remains …