Conjuring Emotional Impact through History: A Conversation with ‘The Devil’s Bath’ Filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala
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by Sadie Dean
23h ago
In 1750 Austria, a deeply religious woman named Agnes has just married her beloved, but her mind and heart soon grow heavy as her life becomes a long list of chores and expectations. Day after day, she is increasingly trapped in a murky and lonely path leading to evil thoughts, until the possibility of committing a shocking act of violence seems like the only way out of her inner prison. Giving a voice to the invisible and unheard women of the rural past, The Devil’s Bath is based on historical court records about a shocking, hitherto unexplored chapter of European history.      ..read more
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Fight for Autonomy: A Conversation with ‘Thelma’ Writer-Director Josh Margolin
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by Sadie Dean
4d ago
The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, THELMA is a poignant action-comedy that gives veteran Oscar® nominee June Squibb (NEBRASKA and star of Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming directorial debut ELEANOR THE GREAT) her first leading role and features the final performance of trailblazing actor Richard Roundtree (SHAFT). Squibb, who did most of her own stunts in the film, plays Thelma Post, a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger) and sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by a ..read more
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Reckless Creatives Podcast - Season 4 | Episode 2 - Writer & Director Christy Stratton: From TV Writing to Roller Rinks
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by Pipeline Artists
5d ago
Lots of laughs, inspiration and mayhem. But mostly, great advice for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the indie space and take a shot at directing. Christy Stratton, writer on Modern Family, Awkward, King of the Hill, and more, shares insights into making her first short film, The Runt, her hopes of getting funding for a feature, and incredible advice she wishes she had when she first started off as a writer. Catch The Runt at a film festival near you—"a John Hughes-ian coming-of-age short film set in 1979." Resources from this episode: The Runt, short film Screening days and times for ..read more
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Interview with 'Green Border' Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland
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by Susan Kouguell
5d ago
I had the pleasure to speak with Polish director and writer Agnieszka Holland about her latest feature film Green Border. A three-time Academy Award nominee (Angry Harvest, Europa Europa, and In Darkness), Holland, in addition to her numerous award-winning features, has also directed episodes of many notable television series, including Treme and House of Cards. About Green Border In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa are lured by government propaganda, promising easy passage to the E ..read more
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Recovering From a Writer's Dark Night of the Soul
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by Jenna Avery
5d ago
Welcome to “Ask the Coach.” As a writing coach, I answer questions from writers about making the work of writing happen, tackling craft, business, and personal questions along the way. (Have a question you’d like answered? Check the details at the end of the article about how to submit one.) Canva Today I’m responding to a comment from a writer online about having a moment of wondering why she’s still trying to write. Andrea Berting on X/Twitter Having one of those nights where it feels like all of my writing is just a giant waste of time and nothing ever going to come of it so why do I keep ..read more
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Where’s Her Museum?
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by Dr. Rosanne Welch
6d ago
Tourists to Los Angeles who love westerns often make time to visit the Autry Museum of Western Heritage created in memory of singing cowboy Gene Autry, of the 1930s and 40s. What they don’t learn is that a female screenwriter, Betty Burbridge, wrote the bulk of his most popular movies. Born on December 7, 1895 (or 1894, cites vary) in San Diego, Burbridge, thanks to her lineage, had both westerns – and writing in her blood. Her grandfather had been a Union general in the Civil War. Her mother Mabel Burbridge ghost wrote the syndicated “Prudence Penny” homemaker column for the Hearst syndicate ..read more
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The Slow Burn: A Conversation with ‘The Exorcism’ Filmmakers Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin
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by Sadie Dean
6d ago
The Exorcism stars Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe as Anthony Miller, a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a supernatural horror film. His estranged daughter, Lee (Ryan Simpkins), wonders if he's slipping back into his past addictions or if there's something more sinister at play. The film also stars Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce. Buckle up for a wild ride in this psychological horror from filmmaking duo Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, writers behind The Final Girls (2015) and creators of the TV series Queen of the South (2016-2021 ..read more
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Rewriting is Writing
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by The Writers Store
1w ago
Rewriting can be intimidating; you've finally cleared the peak of finishing your script, only to find another, even taller mountain waiting just out of sight. In the Rewriting is Writing Bundle, we've put together a collection of ten OnDemand Webinars on topics like script critiquing, structuring your rewrite, and strategies for overcoming your angst about the process. We know the personal price of rewriting can be steep enough on its own, so we're offering all these essential resources with a discount of 82%. Rewriting is Writing The Writers Store bundle includes: 12 Things to Nail Down Befo ..read more
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Reckless Creatives Podcast - Season 4 | Episode 1 - Letitia Lee: The Art of Spreading Love
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by Pipeline Artists
1w ago
Artist Letitia Lee talks with Sadie and Jeanne about what inspires her to create, the power of art, and the emotion she hopes people feel when they view her stunning work. Her stories will inspire artists of all mediums. Seriously. Listen. Letitia is a one-of-a-kind spirit of joy. Resources: Art by Letitia You'll have to stay tuned for a link to Letitia's books ... All OG Pipeline Artists podcasts can be found on pipelineartists.com/listen. Watch full (read that as "most" because Jeanne is tired) episodes on YouTube. And if you're an indie filmmaking, enter your short film or short script int ..read more
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Interview with the 'Freshly Cut Grass' Filmmaker Celina Murga at the Tribeca Festival
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by Susan Kouguell
1w ago
Premiering at the Tribeca Festival in the international narrative competition The Freshly Cut Grass directed by Celina Murga, and written by Murga, Juan Villegas, and Lucía Osorio, is executive produced by Martin Scorsese. About the Film A male professor at a university is in conflict with his own roles as husband, father and teacher. The eventual relationship with a female student highlights his crisis. As in a mirror, a female professor, also in crisis, has an eventual relationship with a male student. The duplicate story questions the power relations between genders. I had the pleasure to s ..read more
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