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When I wrote my first screenplay, I bought screenwriting books. Seems logical, right? I wanted to write a good screenplay – so I bought a book about the craft of screenwriting, specifically Story by Robert McKee (both the paperback and iBooks edition). This was a breakthrough for me at the time – however, somewhere between the third and […]

We may not have hover-boards or flying cars yet, but one thing seems set to change in 2016 and that’s virtual reality filmmaking. You’ve probably heard VR thrown around a lot, whether it was back in the early 90s when it first seemed like it might take off, or more recently with the explosion of […]

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Any film that’s made you laugh could easily have been a drama. Tootsie? Oh the yearning of breaking free from this prison Michael Dorsey has shackled himself in! Facing an impossible dilemma, Dorothy Michaels asks for her character to be written off, yet the executives won’t do it, so she kills herself on live television. The […]

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