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Call for Entries: The 2016 Contest of Contest Winners!

Script Doctor

There are a limited amount of prestigious and reputable screenwriting competitions.   Wouldn’t it be interesting to pose the winners and finalists from all of these contests against each other, to further expose the creme of the crop of available screenplays?’s “Contest of Contest Winners” invites screenwriters to enter works …

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Lupita Nyong’o and the Queen of Katwe

Lupita Nyong’o

What’s up next for Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o?  She’s starring in the Disney and ESPN produced, Mira Nair directed, biographical drama, Oueen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming A Grandmaster. Shot in South Africa and Uganda, it is the true story …

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The Difference Between a Movie Remake and Reboot?


In today’s risk-averse movie studio system, movie product is often derived from pre-existing material, including movies and TV shows.  There are two key terms used; remake and reboot.  Sometimes they are used interchangeably, but they are actually quite distinct. MOVIE REMAKE: A remake honors its source material and does its …

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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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