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Carlos Gutierrez's script BLACK AND BLUE placed third in the Fade In Awards' THRILLER category and subsequently was featured in Variety.
Mark Andrew Powell has been optioned and retained to write three features. Awarded by Hyde Park Entertainment to write an Action/Comedy called BEST BROTHERS, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powell has also been optioned by Rain Tiger Films; a thriller titled TREATY OF LIES was a script four years in the making.
And set for production in 2015, Mark has been hired to write TATTOO, an action film for Beatum Productions (Russian-based producers). With locations in Moscow and Mexico, the film promises to be explosive.
FEATURED PODCASTS (show more)
SYS Episode 162
Writer/Director/Producer Erin R. Dooley
What Is Meditative Writing?
Erin talks about producing short films and her recent documentary.
Many of our students have contacted us recently with questions about Meditative Writing: what it is, how it’s used, and how it can forever change the way you view writing.
So in this podcast, we’ve decided to give you all a free 30 minute sample of a meditative writing class with Jessica Hinds, recorded here in Costa Rica during our summer screenwriting retreat.
Jessica breaks down the structure of a scene from both a traditional and a meditative perspective, showing you how you can use meditative writing not only to get to the heart of your character and your story, but also to improve your craft and the structure of your movie.How To Give Yourself the Best Possible Chance at Screenwriting Success Listen to this podcast to learn the five main reasons people fail at screenwriting and come away with specific insights and hands-on tools to help give you the best possible shot at success. Perfect for experienced screenwriters as well as beginners. ICM Partners ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fie Electric Marshmallow Productions Electric Marshmallow Productions is a production company that operates in and around Dayton, Ohio. Formed by a film school student (before he entered film school) and a writer/creative Emerson College - Certificate Program, Screenwriting Emerson College's Screenwriting Program offers individuals the opportunity to learn the craft of screenwriting through a series of non-credit workshops designed to build writing skills Paul Kohner Agency Our literary department boasts representation of 24 major publishing houses and our books continue to make successful feature films and Broadway and national tour productions. Int'l Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment.
Spinning Owls Hollywood-based Spinning Owls Productions LLC was established in 2011 by mother-daughter team Dorothy O. Wise and J. Zakira Wise. The duo combines their more than 30 years of business Catalyst Agency Catalyst manages and Consults to Producers, Writers, Visual Artists, Directors, Designers and Creative Companies. Packages Creative and Business Resources to Bring Projects to the Audie Reel Affirmations Reel Affirmations: Washington DC's International LGBT Film Festival is proud to announce we are now a part of The DC Center Arts Program. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP - U.S., Mexico Lauded as a pioneer and leader in the industry, Manatt is consistently ranked among the top entertainment law practices by Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report. We recently receive SellingYourScreenplay.com - Interview with TV Writer, Craig Van Sickle
SYS Episode #150
Television Writer, Craig Van SickleThe Guerrilla Screenwriter The Guerrilla Screenwriter is a source for aspiring screenwriters and filmakers of all kinds. LLeju Productions Regardless of the genre – if a project is unconventional, risky or thought provoking – LLeju welcomes the opportunity to be “offbeat." Stony Brook Southampton Southampton Arts is a vibrant community that gathers together graduate programs in creative writing, theatre and film. Evatopia Entertainment Evatopia’s roots are in literary management and we still maintain our vow to discover new and talented screenwriters and novelists. ISA Reviews: Pedro Almodovar's, Julieta
Julieta is Pedro Almodovar at his complex and colorful best.
For 20 films now, Spain's Pedro Almodovar has been enthralling movie audiences and pushing the boundaries of cinema. Whether the genre is comedy, melodrama, or even thriller, Almodovar always remembers that character is story. Julieta is his newest endeavor and it's based on three short stories by Alice Munro. And the central character here is so complex, it takes two actresses to play her.
Julieta (Emma Suarez) is in a funk, still carrying the baggage from her past and how it ruined the relationship with her daughter. The younger Julieta (Adriana Ugarte) from decades ago was a vital woman, so what happened to her? Almodovar explores these mysteries with his expert attention to narrative twists, nuanced characterization, and vivid production design. It's one of his best films, and though it may be subtitled, its message about love and forgiveness speaks to all of us.Utopia Film Festival Featuring films that explore utopian visions, i.e. cultural, social, political, environmental--the utopian spirit of better living through film. The Utopia Film Festival is also a dedic Great Lakes International Shorts Festival Great Lakes International Shorts Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2015 Festival, which will be showcasing the best works of emerging and veteran filmmakers. Best Shorts Competition An avant-garde worldwide short film competition that strives to give talented people the positive exposure they deserve. TV Writer Podcast Podcast devoted exclusively to the creators of the small screen offering great podcast interviews with working writers in various genres and parts of the television industry. Hosted by Gray Jones, a TV editor & produced writer located in Toronto, Canada. Maryland Film Office Our mission is to attract film and video production to film on-location in the state of Maryland. Our goal is to make the process of filming in Maryland as easy as possible. Independent Film Investment and Production Group We are a production company, film funding company, talent management company. Our primary goal is to help independent filmmakers get their films produced and distributed. Page 2 Screen Mid-Year Review with Derek Asaff & Jeff York
The good and bad of 2016 movies at the halfway mark.
The first six months of 2016 films was a period mostly marked by event movies underwhelming. Audiences, by and large, stayed home rather than attend sequels that weren't particularly in-demand to start with. Has Hollywood churned out too many franchise chapters and superhero movies that failed to take flight? And what failures of basic storytelling are at the core of these duds?
The old saying "If it's not on the page, it's not on the stage" applies to any movie, particularly those launching with hopes of having a colossal summer season. The films that have stood out so far this year have been those that are new, fresh, or at least find more unique angles on their continuing sagas. What can the industry learn from the successes of Zootopia, Deadpool, and Love & Friendship? Plenty. And so can screenwriters hoping to write scripts that resonate with audiences.