Saturday Hot Links

June 15th, 2013 by

Time for another installment of Saturday Hot Links.

Today: The Favorite Sesame Street Song Edition!

Star Wars Land is coming to Orlando.

Why we need to redefine intelligence.

Jeanne B on the debate on outlining a script — plus tips.

The Beastles: The Beatles x Beastie Boys Mashup [audio].

15 of the greatest beach scenes on film.

The secret to learning everything: Albert Einstein’s advice to his 11 year-old son.

What “Game of Thrones” stars look like in real life [photos].

What phantom limbs can tell us about your brain.

Hollywood’s 16 biggest divorces ever.

Why whales can hold their breath for a long time.

17 actors who turned down career-changing iconic roles [photos].

8 benefits of being a cat owner.

Zack Snyder’s rules of filmmaking.

Are these the 3 most awesome jobs.

“Burn Notice” creator and star reflect on the road to 100 episodes.

How Prozac turns fish into killers.

Amy Poehler to receive Just For Laughs best comedy person award.

The Florida Man twitter feed is a must-follow.

11 reasons Florida is stranger than you ever knew.

5 insights on the business of VOD.

How reading has changed since 1907.

How Hollywood internships are about to change.

How movement can help us learn about abstract concepts.

30 actors who almost played Superman.

5 ambitious science fair projects.

18 Disney movies that were never made.

11 fun facts about Airstream trailers.

Tattered Superman comic nets $175K at auction.

Supreme Court: DNA cannot be patented.

How After Earth flopped in the U.S.

10 states with fossil-hunting sites for the public.

Steven Spielberg predicts “implosion” of film industry.

Scientists discover an entirely new human body part… in the eye.

How hit movies become flops.

Why do athletes slap each others’ butts.

Film Critic Hulk: The age of the convoluted blockbuster.

22 things you might not know about the Stanley Cup.

The summer’s 7 best movies for women.

Gut-wrenching story about a man who died while dribbling a soccer ball to World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

IFC renews “Portlandia” for 2 more seasons.

17 of the oldest man-made structures on Earth still in use.

Hollywood scoffs at Google box office prediction tool.

Maureen Johnson: How to finish a book.

M. Night Shyamalan claims he ghostwrote She’s All That.

11 inventive flasks for drinking on the sly.

10 things you didn’t know about the Superman movies.

What this tiny galaxy can tell us about the universe.

IndieWire: 10 films to watch at the L.A. Film Festival.

11 Native American names for modern U.S. cities.

Want to see Aaron Sorkin’s studio office.

11 incredibly strange college majors.

Disney theatrical eyeing Muppets on stage.

60 comics everyone should read.

10 meta movies that break the 4th wall.

GIFS from Coachella.

Amazingly detailed replica of the “Friends” apartment made entirely out of paper.

3 ways aging Baby Boomers will help the economy.

Warner Bros. passes on Dumb & Dumber sequel.

11 products you may not realize are made by prisoners.

11 weird books that really exist.

Majority of media and entertainment revenue will come from digital by 2015.

10 of the greatest sci-fi/fantasy debut novels.

How an exploding comet might have forged life on Earth.

The unexpected final film roles of 10 well-known actors.

Creativity Post: 8 ways of looking at intelligence.

Explore the many hidden messages of Ghostbusters in “Spook Central” trailer [video].

We are very near the end of civilization: Insane Clown Posse is getting their own TV show.

8 ridiculously long German words.

Does Hollywood need saving from superheroes.

The latest threat to our moviegoing experience: butt-dialing.

“Happy Birthday to You” copyright suit filed in NY.

50 great movies you can watch for free (legally) right now.

This summer’s movies have a PG-13 problem.

Finally Hollywood really is high school with money.

Screenwriting Master Class tip of the week: I’m leading two writing workshops.

* Prep: From Concept to Outline: This 6-week online workshop guides you through the story development process from concept to outline. Begins Monday, June 17. For more information, go here.

* Pages I: The First Draft: In this 10-week online workshop, you will use a series of writing assignments to pound out pages and push you from FADE IN to FADE OUT. Begins Monday, July 1. For more information, go here.

Mentoring from me, feedback from fellow writers, and a structure which will help guide and motivate you to take your story to the next level.

Note: Prep and Pages I are both parts of The Quest, so a great opportunity for you to participate in that process.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

2 thoughts on “Saturday Hot Links

  1. David Joyner says:

    Another great list of links, Scott.
    Typo: I think the link for ““Burn Notice” creator and star reflect on the road to 100 episodes.” should be
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/burn-notice-matt-nix-jeffrey-565603

    1. Scott says:

      Thanks, David. Fixed!

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