Here is the latest Industrial Scripts newsletter for my followers to peruse:
For many screenwriters and filmmakers
now toiling away in windowless
basements and noisy cafés,
the glitz and glam of awards season might seem a way away. But
remember! Every story of "overnight" success is propped up
by years of hard graft. And no-one grafts harder than you, right?
Right. Let's do this.
·OVERDRIVE: our supportive community for
writers & filmmakers
·Flashback to: our interview with
writer-director and Empire magazine
contributing editor Nev Pierce
·Quotes to Live By, That Awesome Scene, Script O' the
Month, scroll down
IIL Guests are BAFTA Nominated The announcement
of this year's BAFTA nominations brought with it great joy here on IS
Island as not one but three
of our recent guests at The Insider Interviews
LIVE received nominations. We'd also like to send a
special shout-out to friend of IS Afolabi Kuti who was BAFTA-nommed
for his short, HOME.
The Genius, Multi-Conflict Opening
of THE GODFATHER PART 2
The Lake Tahoe sequence that opens THE GODFATHER PART 2 is a
veritable goldmine of dramatic conflict. We analyse its nine
different conflict threads.
Flashbacks and the (Rare) Stories that Need Them All too often flashbacks are the kiss of
death for a screenplay, but some stories just can't be told any other
way. The trick, as MANCHESTER BY THE SEA shows, is in knowing the
Genius Character Reveal: Ricky Baker
(HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE)
The heart-warming coming of age film HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
introduces would-be delinquent Ricky Baker in a masterful scene that
balances comedy and drama.
Industry-leading Script Development With 20 script development services (+ OVERDRIVE),
Industrial Scripts offers the
largest range of reports for producers, writers and directors
anywhere in the world. And with a 94+% client satisfaction rating
across 700+ verified reviews,
you know your project will be analysed with the utmost
professionalism by us.
"The report we received is
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lot of helpful input that will improve the script and it is also
very motivating to now work on it to bring it to the next level.
All the feedback is very well explained and the editor always
added recommendations on how to solve problems and improve the
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If anything, if made me think; allowed me to see the wood for the
trees, which often becomes impossible when writing in
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Our Online Courses Portfolio Whether you're a new screenwriter looking to give your writing the best start,
an advanced scribe looking to write the next great American TV
script, or an author looking to craft the hit novel,
we have an online course tailored to your needs. Check out our full
course portfolio HERE
or at the individual links below.
UK Courses & Events At Industrial Scripts we run high-quality
evening and 1-day training events which deliver serious value to
participants. Our courses are tailored to suit the requirements of
the industry, and are led by professionals with proven track records
of success. Our current events
Both events run regularly in London, and we
plan to extensively expand our delivery of premium UK training in
2017 and beyond.
is next month's industry guest at The IIL?
to find out...
About OVERDRIVE OVERDRIVE, our dedicated community for screenwriters
and filmmakers, now has over 90
members and accepts applications year-round. Membership is strictly capped and vetted,
and is for our most promising and committed clients only. Unique
"The ability of writers to familiarise the strange,
and mystify the familiar, is a test of their power."
- Toni Morrison
Quotes to Live By
writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will
die without putting a word on
- E B White
"Important to remember that A) Everyone has a back
story, B) Most of it isn't very interesting."
- Stephen King
Script of the Month
Nominated for four Oscars including Best Original Screenplay, HELL OR
HIGH WATER is a modern day Western about a duo of bank robbing
brothers. Check out Taylor Sheridan's script, which placed on the
2012 Black List:
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Phew! Thank you Detroit, and good night!