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Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films By Dean Movshovitz
Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films By Dean Movshovitz Review by Beverly Nault Pixar films’ success are unprecedented and studying the techniques their writers use to reach audiences from the youngest fans to the most...read more
There was no shortage of “don’ts” back when we were growing up. So many choices, most of them bad. So much to remember, most of it useless. And sure enough, now that we’re adults, the “don’ts” just keep racking up. Here are ten that come to mind that I’d like to share...read more
The Total FilmMaker by Jerry Lewis, Foreword by Leonard Maltin Review by Beverly Nault Originally released in 1971, the 2021 50 Year Anniversary edition of The Total FilmMaker is a compilation of Jerry Lewis’ lectures to his classes at the University of Southern...read more
You Don’t Need a Manager or Agent…Yet by Bill True - Writer and Dept. Chair & Head of Dramatic Writing at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre When was asked to contribute to this month’s Smash Cut, I reached out to friends to ask what might be the most helpful...read more
The Heart of Your Screenplay By Lovinder Gill (This is an excerpt from his book Scriptcake Secrets: The Top 10 Mistakes Novice Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them) A big mistake I see screenwriters make is to write a screenplay based on an underdeveloped idea....read more
Do You Have to Make a Scene?By Jessica Spring Brown, Screenwriter and Board Member of Phoenix Screenwriters Association Of course you do! Not only are you a screenwriter, you are also a scene writer. And the book SceneWriting: The Missing Manual For Screenwriters by...read more
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