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How Your Screenplay Characters Perceive Their Truth

How Your Screenplay Characters Perceive Their Truth

Screenwriters should write from a place of truth. Your characters should behave in the same way. But what is truth? Is it simply a logical, intellectual statement that comports to a verifiable fact? Or is truth a malleable judgment that can be influenced by morality, beliefs, cultural norms, personal bias, and emotions. The Greek word […]

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The Rise Of The Zoom Room. Will TV Writers’ Rooms Survive?

The Rise Of The Zoom Room. Will TV Writers’ Rooms Survive?

The pandemic has thrown the film and television industries for a loop; an all other industries for that matter. We are all united in our quest to carry on writing television in the age of social distancing. Many showrunners have chosen to go virtual to keep their TV writers’ rooms operating. As they say in […]

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4 Ways To A Better TV Writers’ Room

4 Ways To A Better TV Writers’ Room

Creative Screenwriting Magazine has interviewed many television showrunners and they all agree that every TV writers’ room is different – from the size, the hierarchy, and the group dynamics. However, some rooms are more successful than others. This article takes a look at some of the key components that the more functional rooms have.   […]

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“It’s Not A History Lesson” Writer Tony McNamara Talks ‘The Great’

“It’s Not A History Lesson” Writer Tony McNamara Talks ‘The Great’

Screenwriter Tony McNamara made bigger waves on our screens after he penned the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Favourite for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. McNamara has also served as a writer on some Australia’s most memorable television series, including The Secret Life of Us, Doctor Doctor, and Spirited. The Great starring Elle […]

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How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

The boom of streaming TV, both for both live and on-demand television viewing, has brought with it a particular set of challenges and unexpected surprises. Viewers can now enjoy their favorite shows and movies when they want, how they want, where they want, and on whatever screen size they want. We’re suffering from “too many […]

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