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29 great Netflix shows that might have flown under your radar

For many original series Netflix has put out, the company's marketing has been either non-existent or subtle, allowing its viewers to determine what becomes a hit. In 2016, "Stranger Things" quietly became a phenomenon through word of mouth, with no major advertisements before it made its debut on …

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Creating an Emotional Connection with the Reader

Script reader and story consultant, Stewart Farquhar, gives advice on how to engage a reader by creating an emotional connection with the characters …

Writing

Why the Blockchain Could Fundamentally Change How Business is Done in the Film Industry

A new company is using the blockchain to help eliminate waste (and shady people) in the film industry. <i>[Author’s note: Prior to reading this article,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

First Draft: Read the 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay

Are you aching to read and learn from the 2018 Oscar-nominated scripts? Look no further because we have them all here, along with each trailer for …

The Oscars

Cinematographer Roundtable: 6 Pros on Happy Accidents and Being "Fed Up" With the Film-vs.-Digital Debate

The lensing experts behind 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Mudbound,' 'The Post,' 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Suburbicon' …

The Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Her’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Many great filmmakers have won for writing but not directing.<p>Compare the movies that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards to those that have …

Pulp Fiction

How Rian Johnson and His ‘The Last Jedi’ Team Tackled the Massive Undertaking of a New ‘Star Wars’

For Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” writer-director Rian Johnson worked with an A-list lineup of behind-the-camera talent. On Dec. 15, …

Discover 5 Ways DPs Are Bringing the Cinematic Look to Episodic Television

With visually arresting images permeating the television landscape, the term "cinema" is transcending the theatrical space.Episodic cinema has come …

TV

Download Screenplays for 'Lady Bird', 'The Florida Project', and 'The Disaster Artist'

Make some room on your virtual reading stack for these critical favorites.With only two-and-a-half weeks left in the calendar year, there are still a …

Ladybird

Update: 2017 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 21 Total!

<i>Get these PDFs now before the links disappear.</i>Hollywood studios and production companies are going through their annual ritual of making the year’s …

Screenwriting

Watch: Techniques Every Cinematographer Can Learn from Roger Deakins

Oscar or not, filmmakers have much to learn from <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>'s master DP Roger Deakins.<p>Given that films are ultimately collaborative efforts, …

10 Amazing Storyboards From Some of Your Favorite Movies

The director always gets the credit for a film’s visuals. In rare cases, a really distinctive cinematographer might get some kudos too. But the …

The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century

From Oscar winners to the frightfully snubbed, comedic high-wire acts to the most hard-hitting of dramas, and everything in between.<p>Much has been …

Kill Bill

ShareGrid Just Released the Greatest and Last Anamorphic Lens Test You'll Ever Need

While the technology we use every day swiftly marches towards the pursuit of perfection, cinematographers everywhere have found a friend in lenses …

10 Things About Screenwriting: Vol. 4

Some observations about the craft I’ve come up with over the years.<p>Voices in your mind may say, “Your story is no good. Writing is too hard. You …

BTS with Nolan and 'Dunkirk': How They Shot 70mm and IMAX

DP Hoyte Van Hoytema had to invent new lenses to make shooting with the massive cameras work.<p>Christopher Nolan’s 70mm WWII spectacle <i>Dunkirk</i> has …

Cinematography

Why The Force Awakens’ story worked, and Rogue One’s didn’t

Simple storytelling obligations have to be met<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and <i>Star Wars: Rogue One</i> may have been blockbusters in the moneymaking sense but they were, rightly, critiqued either for plot holes or leaving too much on the table with their characters. Yet if you were wondering why <i>The</i> …

How The Best Podcast Of The Year Was Made

S-Town's host and executive producer Brian Reed and executive producer Julie Snyder explain to BuzzFeed News how they assembled the most popular, and talked about, podcast since Serial. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS.<p><i>S-Town</i> — the podcast also known by the uncensored title <i>Shittown</i> — has captured listeners’ …

Serial (Podcast)

How to Use Subplots to Bring Your Whole Story Together

Just like in real life, your characters will have more than one thing demanding their time and attention. Romances, family life, work concerns, …

What the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Can Teach Us About Anti-Heroes

It’s not that I dislike the modern infatuation with the anti-hero. It’s that I think we’ve lost our way in search of meaning. A writer-friend of mine …

Books

How character drives plot | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onApril 19, 2017 in Writing A Book<p>Olaf Wielk of Beemgee<p><b>Olaf Bryan Wielk of www.beemgee.com explains how fiction writers can improve their plotting</b> …

Context vs. Subtext (Context Should Not Become Subtext)

<i>Context First, Subtext Second</i><p>Subtext, especially good subtext, can be tricky to write. But in order to write good subtext, you need to have context …

David Mamet Masterclass: [WATCH] Learn Dramatic Writing

David Mamet Masterclass: Learn Dramatic Writing from Pulitzer Prize Winning Master<p><b>David Mamet</b> sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with …

Filmmaking

Why We're Wired to Love Rags-to-Riches Stories | Inc.com

In <i>Pour Your Heart Into It</i>, Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz wrote, "The more uninspiring your origins, the more likely you are to use your imagination and invent worlds where everything seems possible." Schultz came from uninspiring origins and he never grows tired of telling the story …

Motivation

This One Small Change Could Have Made Passengers a Good Movie

Pretty easy, tbh.<p>You don't need me to tell you that <i>Passengers</i> was an objectively bad movie. Just browse the Rotten Tomatoes reviews, which gave it an aggregated 31 percent rating. It has been called "disappointing at best, problematic at worst," "cold and creepy," and "another mediocre thrill …

Movies

How to Construct a 3D Main Character

Have you ever read something and about 50 pages into it, you’re just not feeling the main character? You’re either not invested in her conflict or …

Top 10 movie recommendation engines

<b>If you don't know what to watch Friday night, look no further than this list of the top movie recommendation engines on the Web. They all offer</b> …

SEO

Here’s How Stanley Kubrick Did It: Check Out This Video Essay About DP John Alcott — Watch

Find out why the man who lensed "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange" deserved a special Oscar just for dealing with Kubrick.<p>It’s hard living in …

Cinematography

How to Tell a Good Story, as Explained by George Saunders, Ira Glass, Ken Burns, Scott Simon, Catherine Burns & Others

All of us instinctively respond to stories. This has both positive and negative effects, but if we don't understand it about ourselves, we've won't …

BBC Planet Earth II Cinematography Explained

<b>BBC’s great documentary series Planet Earth II features breathtaking 4K cinematography with lots of slow motion footage and shots where the camera</b> …

Cinematography