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Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, (a psychological thriller), was recently purchased by an up and coming Director, Aranan Perinpanathan, of London, UK. Rachel was approached directly by Aranan after he read her ISA profile.
Chelsea Watkins' feature screenplay, Powderpuff, wins 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Powderpuff, a teen comedy, focuses on a brainy, intellectual high-schooler who must compete in the annual girls' powderpuff football game against the ruthless seniors in order to get into her dream school of Stanford. Prior to winning the Spotlight Screenplay Competition, the script earned 5th place in the 2015 Emerging Screenwriters Contest, placed as a Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Contest and received a Double Recommend from the Writers' Store ScriptXpert.
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Broken Camera Productions Broken Camera Productions was founded by Matthew Garth and David Y. Duncan with the ultimate goal of bringing more movie life to Texas. With all of their talents combined, BCP is sure t Make Movies, Not Scripts With Voyage Media Founder Nat Mundel Join Voyage Media founder Nat Mundel, whose company has helped set up or sell over 2,000 high-profile movie, TV, and branded content projects, for a discussion of what it really takes to develop and package your projects so they actually make it to screen. Goodmans LLP - Toronto & Vancouver, CAN Goodmans is recognized worldwide as a leading Canadian entertainment law firm. We have lawyers exclusively practising entertainment law, specializing in film and television, digital med SellingYourScreenplay.com - Interview with Screenwriter, Paul Schrader
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Legendary filmmaker and writer (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver) Paul Schrader.Noor Iranian Film Festival NIFF was created with the aim of shedding "noor," or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through the medium of cinema. The festival sees itself as an opportunity to allow filmmakers Curious About Filmmaking: Glenn Benest on Working with Wes Craven Making a living, not a killing, was ironically on writer and producer Glenn Benest’s mind when he decided to pursue screenwriting over being a playwright. His concern about being able to live well and pay the bills eventually led him to writing two high profile screenplays for horror filmmaker Wes Craven: “Deadly Blessing,” starring Sharon Stone and Ernest Borgnine and “A Stranger In Our House,” starring Linda Blair and Lee Purcell. ACE - Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival After amazing 3 editions, we are here again. It's a festival where 200 movies are played, more than any of the festival in the world. Almost every film that enters will be screened. Copyright Witness Copyright registration with Copyright Witness is the fast, effective and low cost way to protect your work. Whether you are a song writer, designer, artist, author, company or individua GreeneStreet Films Founded by producers and actor/directors committed to practicing a cinematic art both creatively rewarding and financially viable. 430 W Broadway #2b New York, NY 10012 (212) 609-9000 Reel Edge Film Academy The Reel Edge Film Academy is an elite, boutique film academy made from the ground up to make sure our students, after graduating, get work. It's situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Vice Media VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, etc.. Konwiser Brothers The Konwiser Brothers began their professional career together and have stayed that way ever since, creating an impressive record of award-winning feature films, documentaries, televisi Joss Whedon Screenwriting Talk - Impossible Event The Impossible Network recently interviewed Joss Whedon (The Avengers) and he did not disappoint. This 25 minute interview is full of fantastic advice for screenwriters.
Find the full transcript of the interview below!
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Rose Spinelli and Her Crowdfundamentals
The best guidance given to real sleuths and armchair detectives alike to point them towards their next clue is, "Follow the money." The same could be said for people looking for their next careers, including Rose Spinelli, a former journalist, who followed the crowd funding dollars on her way to a new career helping people raise money for their projects. When Kickstarter and Indiegogo first hit the scene, all you needed (well almost) to hit your fund raising target was a well layed out page, a decent video, and a few mentions on Twitter and Facebook to start the dollars flowing into your account.
Today it is a different world. There are almost as many crowd funding platforms as there are projects and the effort to get a project noticed among the avalance of new requests asking for money is a serious endeavor, and this is where Rose can be very valuable to a campaign owner. She started her crowd funding company to provide guidance and to take off some of the load of building and running a successful campaign. She will tell you to engage her early so that she can provide you with maximum impact.
After you listen to my chat with her, head on over to her website: thecrowdfundamentals.com where you'll find her blog and a ton of great resources as you launch your next crowd funding campaign.Malta Film Commission Providing location services, economic incentives, and crew / equipment contacts to filmmakers who want to shoot in Malta. DLA Piper - London, UK & US Our lawyers understand the way the media, sport and entertainment industries work. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise in any major jurisdiction. Our cl