How to Approach Pacing in Film

Pacing in film: it sounds like a simple concept, but it’s actually created by a collection of complex choices. And as a filmmaker, you get to make all the decisions about what you want your film’s pacing to be. Are you directing an intense action sequence that’s meant to get your audience’s hearts pounding? You

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Writer’s Block Tips from the Pros

A blank page can be the most intimidating thing in the world. We’ve all experienced writer’s block! Are there any writer’s block tips that actually help? Some pros say they don’t believe in writer’s block, which doesn’t really help us. This idea can make aspiring writers feel like they’re missing some magic power to persevere.

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How New Filmmakers Can Champion Diversity

It’s important for film to reflect the world, and many studios and filmmakers are talking about diversity – but according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, there has been no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, people of color, LBGT characters or characters with disability over the past decade. “We’re not seeing an interesting trend

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8 Rules for Writing Film Dialogue

Writing smart, compelling dialogue is one of the most challenging parts of screenwriting. But crafting the perfect line can make your film live on in viewers’ minds forever. Below are eight essential rules (and examples!) to help you improve the dialogue in your screenplay or pilot.   1. Enter late, leave early You don’t need

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