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this model went from walking the catwalk to working in the bush

Aleksandra Orbeck Nilssen shares her notes on being a woman<p>A self-proclaimed “blonde viking from Norway”, Aleksandra Orbeck Nilssen (also known in the bush as “N/aisa) first started modelling at the tender age of 14. Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Oscar de la Renta, <i>Vogue --</i> you name it she walked, posed, …

Oscar de la Renta

Apple Overcomes iPhone Shortage; Stocks iPhone 6 and 6 Plus In U.S.

Apple has come up with a live stock map for its latest iPhones in the U.S. making it easier for eager customers.<p>Apple has received a phenomenal …

Rumor: Apple May Discontinue iPad Mini; 12.2-Inch iPad Pro Expected

This is one rumor I hope isn't true. I gave away my original iPad mini early this fall, assuming I'd buy the new model when it came out in October. But I was so disappointed that the iPad mini 3 was basically the same as last year's model, I've held off. I still want an iPad mini to go along with …

iPad Mini

Apple Watch May Arrive Feb. 14, Gold Edition Rumored to Cost $5,000

Unlike the usual rumor cycle for a forthcoming iPhone, in which the details are unknown, the Apple Watch rumor cycle is different, since we know many of the details and exactly how it will look. What's unknown is when it will arrive and how much the various models will cost. So let the Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Apple replaces Samsung as top mobile brand in China

​Apple has taken over Samsung's top spot as the most powerful brand in the Chinese mobile market, a research report shows.<p>Samsung was replaced by the iPhone maker as No. 1 in China's mobile sector this year, according to the China Brand Research Center's 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report …

Mobile

Apple Pay Might Be Saving Google Wallet

Here’s an interesting bit of news worth chewing on. Google Wallet, the mobile payment system launched in 2011 that we last saw treading water, is experiencing something of a resurgence. And Google can thank Apple.<p><i>Ars Technica</i> reports that Google Wallet use surged since Apple Pay debuted last month, …

FinTech

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Why Nobody Writes About Popular TV Shows

The Faustian Bargain of Television: Be widely watched and scarcely acknowledged, or be widely praised and scarcely watched<p>On TV, the concept of "popularity" is easy to measure and hard to understand.<p>In music, the most popular songs are inescapable, and their artists become national celebrities. In …

Carrie Brownstein to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Film Adaptation

The 'Portlandia' star and musician will help bring an American version of the popular U.K. series to the big screen<p>Carrie Brownstein currently helps …

10. Write Within Genres

For Christmas this year, I was treated to a slew of Criterion releases and spent the week between then and New Year's cataloging the ideas and …

10 Essential Screenwriting Tips from John Ridley, Ethan Hawke, and More

This year’s best adapted screenplay nominees couldn’t be more of a jumble if Academy ballots were stuffed inside a Magic Bullet juicer. There’s the …

The Agent Carter TV Show Will Have A Very Particular Format If The Screenwriters Get Their Way

During their junket sessions for <i>Captain America: The WInter Soldier</i>, screenwriters <b>Christopher Markus</b> and <b>Stephen McFeely</b> have been also fielding …

HBO Gives 'Game Of Thrones' A Season 5 AND Season 6

It’s undeniable that <i>Game of Thrones</i> is one of HBO’s greatest successes, both critically and ratings wise. But all great things must come to an end …

There are times when the rules of TV (and column-writing) must be broken

Ladies and gentlemen, there are rules. Yes, rules for everything, from the column-writing racket to the TV racket and all points in between.<p>Bend the rules, break the rules and trouble ensues. Also shock and despair. But, I will argue here, there are rules that need to be broken.<p>Some months ago,</i> …

Mad Men

7 Practical Effects in Films You Probably Thought Were CGI

Like it or not, the future is here and it’s changing everything we know and love about the world of film.<br>With the advancement of computer animation …

Jurassic Park

Screenwriting Classes

The Life Of A Television Writer Working On A TV Writing Staff by John Truby

The Writers Room: A Workshop - Celebrating the Art of TV Comedy

HOW TO WRITE A TV PILOT - DAY 1 - John Lehr & Nancy Hower

TV Writers Panel

Ken Finkleman On Writing For TV Without Compromise

Mad Men

Robert Pirosh's letter to Hollywood executives, 1934

Letters of Note blogger Shaun Usher's favourite letter, a memorable attempt to change careers from advertising to scriptwriting<p><b>1934</b><p><b>A New York copywriter by the name of Robert Pirosh quit his well-paid job and headed for Hollywood in 1934, determined to begin the career of his dreams as a</b> …

It Starts When They Find the Dead Body—26 Tips That Will Make Anyone a Better Writer.

I don’t have the nerve to sit here and call myself an expert on writing.<p><i>That would be arrogant.</i><p>Writing is something that I’ve decidedly not yet …