Playwright/screenwriter Moss Hart not only didn’t go to college, but he didn’t even finish high school. He grew up “relative poverty” in the Bronx and when he was 17 was working in a fur vault in New York City and looking at want ads on his lunch breaks. After 2 ½ years at the fur […]

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When Moss Hart was an office boy in New York City before becoming a Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright, one of the perks of his job was free tickets to Broadway plays. This was in the early 1920s when there were 70 theatres “going full blast” at peak season. By pulling a few favors, and because […]

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This is a repost from a 2010 post: “I’m considered the most cynical of the group here at Pixar. I’m the first one to say when something is getting too corny or too sappy. Yet, I’d say I’m probably the biggest sucker romantic in the group, if the emotion is truthful.” Andrew Stanton Co-writer/co-director, Finding Nemo […]

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Upon hearing Emily Zulauf  on Scriptnotes (Episode 387) use the phrase “smart with heart” in relation to Pixar movies, I thought this would be a fitting time to repost one of the most read posts on this blog.  This was originally posted in 2011 under the title Screenwriting the Pixar Way (Part 2): “Toy Story 3 is […]

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One of the benefits to this time of year is there are a lot of current Oscar-nominated screenplays that are easily available. Focus Features has the screenplay for BLACKkKLANSMAN on their website. Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabonwitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, the script is an excellent example of getting to the […]

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I’ve [been a filmmaker] since I was 18-19, or even before that when I was in high school I worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory in order to earn money to produce my own first films. So I’m into this all my life. You have to be self-reliant. And it’s a […]

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I found this editing overview by This Guy Edits informative. Scott W. Smith

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You may or may not have aspirations to shoot your own films like Steven Soderbergh often does, but here’s a video produced by Studiobinder that is a great introduction on camera movement.

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Here’s a well-done video essay on Steven Soderbergh produced by Screenprism.

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Netflix released Steven Soderbergh‘s new movie High Flying Bird today and I actually watched it this morning before work. One of the remarkable things about the film is it was shot on an Apple iPhone 8, with the FiLMiC pro app and Moondog Labs lenses. It’ll take me some time to process the film, but it’s […]

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