LB: Why Go to Film School…

…When articles like these are available on our beloved interwebs?

  1. https://filmlifestyle.com/what-is-a-writers-room/
  2. https://filmlifestyle.com/how-to-make-a-short-film-2/
  3. https://filmlifestyle.com/different-types-of-shots/
  4. https://filmlifestyle.com/film-financing-101/
  5. https://filmlifestyle.com/starting-an-animation-company/
  6. https://filmlifestyle.com/setting-up-a-video-production-company/

And these are only some of the informative-as-hell articles I found at FilmmakingLifestyle.Com in the last couple of weeks.

UPDATE FROM LB: In the last few days, the number of articles on Filmmaking Lifestyle has doubled, covering every topic I can think of. Well, actually more than I have been able to think of. These folks are busy! read article

Literary Devices Every Writer Should Know

Another infographic from one of my favorite sources,  Grammarcheck.Net boss lady Jennifer Frost. This time around it’s all about my high school English teacher’s favorite subject – literary devices.

Who knows? Maybe I might have understood what he was talking about if he’d illustrated it like this.

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How Making It in Hollywood is Getting Harder Every Day

“Beware the Zoom room!” And other tips for newbies of all ages, sizes, shapes, genders, talents, ambitions, and other you-name-its!

photo by Alexis Hunley for the New Republic

by Kyle Paoletta

The streaming business is booming. But the industry’s working stiffs say their lives are only getting more precarious.

Edgar Momplaisir’s first glimpse of Hollywood success came early. Having dropped out of college in 2014 and moved to Southern California to chase the dream of writing for television, Momplaisir was named to a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the improv theater that serves as a proving ground for aspiring comedy writers and performers. With a regular opportunity to showcase his talents, Momplaisir thought, “Holy shit, I made it.” read article

10 Common Grammar Rules You’re Probably Messing Up All the Time

You read that right, fellow writers and readers and other human beings. You – make that we – have been breaking grammar rules right and left forever, and Lifehacker.Com isn’t letting us get away with it any longer.

Woah!

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How to Get Your TV Show Idea on the Air #9

by Larry Brody

The ninth (or maybe not because I could have miscounted) in a series of videos about what is for all practical purposes the most important thing to know in showbiz: How to sell your idea, your script, and yourself.

This is serious business indeed, but the process also is filled with fun and, yes, love.  So please sit back and click to learn, enjoy, and maybe even find your TV show Destiny by knowing more about WHAT EXECUTIVES WANT TO SEE IN A TV SERIES PITCH.

MORE TO COME