5 Facts About Script Readers You (Probably) Didn’t Know

How many scripts do you write in a year? It’s not unusual to write a few, maybe somewhere between two and ten, depending on how fast you are. More than that and we all start questioning what else you’re doing with your time. But let’s average around five, at a standard maximum. Most of us…

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5 Tips for Writer’s Block

Ok, we’ve all been there. Stuck on an idea, or stuck with how to proceed with your project. Maybe you’re halfway through the outline and don’t know where to go from there. Or you’ve started writing and just can’t figure out the next scene. It happens to the best of us, and we’ve put together…

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Screenwriting Frustrations

A week ago, I had the chance to teach a course on screenwriting to a number of engaged and awesome writers through The Writers Store. It was a great opportunity but also brought to mind a question – what is the biggest frustration for screenwriters? I’d love to be able to answer that question for…

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The Lesbian Death Dilemma

As a lesbian writer/director/producer/script reader working in Hollywood, I’ve been following what’s going on since the recent deaths on The 100 and The Walking Dead, neither of which are shows I watch – so I won’t comment specifically on them, as I don’t have the context. But, naturally, the LGBT community makes a good point in sticking…

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#MTVMovieAwards Winners – List

Winner at the top of each category! Great show. Best Female Performance WINNER: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road *Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina *Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect 2 *Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens *Jennifer Lawrence, Joy *Morena Baccarin, Deadpool Best Virtual Performance WINNER: Amy Poehler, Inside Out *Andy Serkis, Star Wars: The Force…

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Advice from a Writer

Back in 2010, I was sure I would never be a writer. I had moved to LA a few years prior to direct, and, though I had a film that had hit festivals, I was sure that writing just wasn’t for me. I was a director, or maybe a producer, but definitely not a writer. Then,…

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My 10 Favorite Female Directors – Drama

Note: This article was first posted over at Ms in the Biz at this link. Haifaa Al-Mansour The story of what went on behind the scenes of Wadjda, a coming-of-age tale about a young girl desperate to buy a bicycle is nearly as compelling as the film itself. Al-Mansour was not allowed to interact with her…

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Why Now? – No Trace & Women Directing Action

About a week ago, we launched our first crowd funding campaign for the short film NO TRACE: Miranda Directs. Since then, we’ve hit 20% of our goal, and climbing. A huge jump over just one week of being online, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We’ve also cast our lead male – James…

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Miranda Directs!

That’s right – writer/producer/sometimes director Miranda is getting back on the horse/behind the camera/into other metaphorical territory. Here’s a link to her GoFundMe with more info. Please feel free to share!

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