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7 Ways Filmmakers Hit Film Festival Brick Walls

You've made a film - congratulations. Are you hitting brick walls at film festivals? Every year about this time I start getting emails from filmmakers complaining about their treatment at the hands of film festival programmers who have skipped over their film. There's even professional advisers who train disgruntled filmmakers how to do better with […]

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Movies That Struck Oil

Movies featuring the oil industry

Go from one multi-billion-dollar industry to another as we take a look at some of the biggest movies focussed around the Oil industry. In this piece, we’ll look at each movie and break down the films plot as well as who starred in it, if it won any awards and what the critics thought of […]

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Why You Should Care About The Genre of Your Story

"It's a romantic comedy about this woman and this man..." "It's a thriller about a lobbyist who..." "It's a zombie coming-of-age story..." All loglines should have several things: a conflict, a main character and a genre. Most screenwriting book will tell you the importance of creating a three-dimensional character and of having a central conflict […]

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Why Diversity Is A Key Issue In The Film Industry

Why diversity is important for the film industry

The 2016 Academy Awards was one of the more controversial, with several high-profile actors and filmmakers boycotting the ceremony because of the lack of diversity in the nominations list.

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