Saturday Hot Links

January 19th, 2013 by

Time again for Saturday Hot Links!

Today: The Beatles Live edition!

Follow the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at #Sundance Daily.

Variety: Guide to 2013 Sundance Film Festival movie buyers.

LAT: Sundance darlings eye alternative distribution platforms.

The complete buyers guide for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival from Indiwire.

Indiewire: 20 Sundance films we can’t wait to see.

Mike Fleming on the highest wanna-see movies at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Watch twelve 2013 Sundance Film Festival short movies now on YouTube [videos].

Romeo and Juliet’s love graphed as a sine wave.

Kristin Thompson on The Hobbit.

20 euphemisms for vagina you’ve probably never heard of before.

Fox Searchlight re-releasing Beasts of the Southern Wild.

10 awesome female engineers from science fiction.

The top 50 films never nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

3 ways you’re sabotaging your creativity.

FilmmakerIQ: The film industry’s 5 self-promotion myths.

R.I.P: Pauline Phillips, a.k.a. Dear Abby, dead at 94.

R.I.P.: The Wire’s Robert Chew, a.k.a. Prop Joe, dead at 52.

Hollywood’s latest obsession: Vintage trucks.

All five Die Hard movies coming to theaters for a marathon event.

More Die Hard: The first movie’s director John McTiernan going to prison.

12 famous authors who also wrote for children.

Creativity Post: Why you should watch a horror film before going to an art gallery.

Stephen Colbert’s sister running for Congress in South Carolina.

Martin Scorcese tests out mob drama script “The Irishman”.

This year’s Presidential inaugural poet: Richard Blanco.

Inside J.J. Abrams production company: Bad Robots .

A bunch of videos featuring Hunter S. Thompson.

Is Zombieland becoming a TV series.

Some people have armpits that never smell.

Read the interactive Moonrise Kingdom script.

10 new gadgets you can’t live without.

Lionsgate goes microbudget.

7 design secrets for a house you can live in forever.

You can read Cary Grant’s autobiography online here [HT to Phil Hopersberger].

WGA announces new media and videogame nominations.

4 benefits from writing by hand.

Jeremy Renner lists Art Deco mansion for $24.95M.

The Art of the Guillotine: USC video on the editing of Blade Runner.

The diabolical motivations of 11 video game villains.

TotalFilm: 50 coolest Western movies.

Aaron Swartz: Belief in change.

F2C2012: Aaron Swartz keynote address .

The New Yorker on Aaron Swartz.

The Economist remembers Aaron Swartz.

In the top 5 movies in theaters last week, there were 185 victims of violence.

Why do we measure engines in terms of horse power?

Bob Berney relaunching Picturehouse.

5 robots that want to lend a hand.

The 25th annual Scripter Awards.

The world’s biggest snowball fight.

Producers’ lawsuit claim Disney stole Christmas movie idea.

Warners Music sued for millions by Gershwin heirs.

Tom Stoppard receiving the WGA west Laurel Award.

San Antonio’s new library won’t have any books.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone start production company.

Corporations aren’t people, my friend?

Rian Johnson explains the difficult path to Looper.

NYT: The end of courtship?

Ben Affleck and David O. Russell to take part in film independent panel series.

Childhood inactivity can cost your kids 5 years of their life.

The 100 oldest living Oscar nominees.

See Lena Dunham’s ideal bookcase.

Shane Carruth going DIY with his latest Upstream Color.

If 2013′s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth.

Could this be the sign that 3D is going bye-bye?

David Bordwell on how motion pictures became the movies 1908-1920 .

Listing of 2012 films by female directors.

International box office sets a record in 2012.

A movie theater goes subscription-based to stay alive.

Network completely shut out of Golden Globes.

The highs and lows of the Golden Globes.

Jodie Foster’s complete Golden Globes speech.

The best of Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler .

Finally this: Planet Earth abandons Death Star project in face of superior galactic imperial power.

Screenwriting Master Class tip of the week: Where to start? If you are new to the craft or have dabbled in it, but feel the need for a solid foundation, Tom Benedek is offering a new class: Introduction to Screenwriting. In this 10-week online scriptwriting workshop, you will:

* Learn the Fundamentals of Screenplay Structure
* Strengthen Storytelling Insight
* Acquire Skills to Build Your Film Project Step by Step
* Work on Your Script Project Using Clear and Simple Writing Exercises

For more information, go here.

Other upcoming SMC classes:

January 28: Craft: Pixar and the Craft of Storytelling (Scott Myers)

February 4: TV: How to Write a One-Hour Spec Pilot (Tom Benedek)

February 11: Craft: Handling Exposition (Scott Myers)

February 18: Pages II: Rewriting Your Script (Tom Benedek)

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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