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Lessons Learned from Winning a Screenwriting Competition

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Winning Screenwriting Competitions: Lessons Learned Years ago when I received word that my screenplay, Control; Alt; Delete, had won not one but two screenwriting competitions, I believed that all the hard work, years of struggle, self-doubt, and rejection had culminated to a glowing achievement that would forever wash away the specter of failure: I had…

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Watch Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Film ‘Day of the Fight’

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Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Film ‘Day of the Fight’ Seeing the early works filmmaking legends is alway instructive but when it’s Stanley Kubrick’s first short film is a must see. Kubrick’s first journey into the moving images was a 12-minute short film documentary called Day of the Fight, which he shot in 1951 when he was…

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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece The Shining is the legendary 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson as the protagonist of a psychological horror story. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, it’s touted to be one of the top 10 all-time scariest horror shows. The original story was written by Steven King who published a novel with…

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Watch: Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Cameras & Lenses

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Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Cameras & Lenses I’ve always been fascinated with how some of the filmmaking masters got their start. How did they break into the business? What gear did they use on their first films? What events shaped them in the early days? As many of you know I have a love for Stanley…

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Michael Bay: Directing Hack or Genius?

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Michael Bay: Directing Hack or Genius? Every indie filmmaker who knows anything about films loves to hate on Michael Bay…or do they? Over-the-top he may be, but is Michael Bay really the worst director alive? I know we are all a bit tired of watching giant robots beat the hell out of each other. With that…

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film So you have a screenplay or film idea that could definitely be financed and produced only if I could get a movie star attached and there’s the rub! Attaching a movie star at any level to a un-produced screenplay or indie film is the dream…

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The Room: The Best WORST Film Ever Made!

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The Room – A Cinematic Disaster There are bad movies, there are worse movies and then there is The Room which is so terribly awful that it has transcended to being good. Though it has gained popularity as a cult movie, it is simply disastrous. And possibly the best worst movie ever made. The Room’s writer/director/star/producer Tommy Wiseau…

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Stunt Driver: The Definitive Guide To Becoming A Pro

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The Definitive Guide To Becoming A Professional Stunt Driver “Professional stunt driver” may be the greatest job title in history. I am not a Hollywood A-lister, but I’ve claimed the title of professional stunt driver several times. I’ve worked on many film projects and have been hired as a full time stunt driver on two…

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