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Gal Gadot is a Wonder W-O-M-A-N

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is a Wonder W-O-M-A-N I have no doubt that Gal Gadot can ‘ Rub & scrub this old house til it’s shinin like a dime, feed the baby, grease the car, & powder her face at the same time’. Famed lyric writing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller …

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Terminology Break: Blockbusters vs. Tentpole Movies


These are film industry terms used to designate a film’s box office actual and predicted success.  Both terms refer to large scale studio movies designed to generate maximum profit. Low budget movies that return a profit are often referred to “breakout hits”. BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES These refer to studio movies that …

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Dave Trottier: Tale of a Screenwriter/Teacher/Consultant

Dave Trottier KeepWriting

Dave Trottier of is a produced screenwriter, award-winning teacher, top-selling author, and distinguished script consultant.  He’s helped hundreds of writers break into the business, and was kind enough to give us little insight into his life as screenwriting pundit. Q:  How did you first get involved with screenwriting? Dave:  As …

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Should you pay for Script Coverage?


You’ve finished your first (or third) screenplay.  You’ve done several passes and dig your current draft.   Your favorite brother-in-law swears up and down it will make an amazing film. As you contemplate unleashing your handy work on every west-cost producer and screenplay competition, you pause and wonder whether or …

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In the Money with ‘American Honey’

American Honey

Whether British writer/director Andrea Arnold wins the Palme d’OR at Cannes in 2016 or not, her first American feature, ‘American Honey’ is already bringing home the gold. Andrea Arnold won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2006 for her feature film debut ‘Red Road’, which she wrote and directed. ‘Red …

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