Time for the 193rd installment of Saturday Hot Links.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Jurassic World’s Massive Success.
The ‘Jurassic Park’ Theme at 1000x Slower Speed Is Absolutely Gorgeous.
How do so many white, male indie directors leap to big blockbusters?
Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in July.
The 12 Indies to Watch on VOD This July.
11 shows to binge-watch during summer’s TV drought.
Years With More Female-Driven Movies Make Much More Money in the Box Office.
Heroines Triumph at Box Office, but Has Anything Changed in Hollywood?
Weekend B.O. analysis: ‘Ted 2′ Disappoints, Is the Summer Box Office Past Its Peak?
Across the Universe: How World-Building Blockbusters Have Changed the Art of Screenwriting.
An Epic History of the Movie Trailer.
Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Through 2018.
The Complete List Of 2015 Comic Con TV Panels & Events.
10 Futuristic Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Could Actually Happen.
7 Ways ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Is Everything That’s Wrong With Movies.
Steven Soderbergh Picks 11 Favorite Films.
Where Are the Women? 73 wide releases in US in 2015 so far; only 18 have female protagonists.
‘True Detective,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Bring TV Production Back to California.
U.S. Women’s Run at World Cup Title Lifts Ratings for Ailing Fox.
Fox Plans ‘Fatal Attraction’ Reboot as Event Series.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Could Undergo $3 Billion Overhaul to Add More Star Wars, Pixar and Indiana Jones.
‘Extant’ Season 2: Showrunners Talk New Direction, Cast Changes.
TOP GUN 2 Will Explore Drone Warfare and the End of the Fighter Pilot Era.
The Impossible Problem of Forcing Diversity in Art.
The World’s 57 Largest Book Publishers, 2015.
Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last.
The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends.
Sonia Manzano (Maria) to Retire After 44 Years on ‘Sesame Street’.
Robert Zemeckis on ‘Back to the Future’ Remake: “Oh God, No”.
How original are Hollywood movies?
Hollywood sequels by numbers.
Lifetime Digs Into Original Movie Vault to Launch SVOD Service.
Lost Script by Jules Feiffer—Who Wrote Films for Nichols, Resnais and Altman—Sees the Light.
Binge-Viewing Is Becoming a Less Shameful Activity.
Rape Scenes Aren’t Just Awful. They’re Lazy Writing.
A ‘Clueless’ Musical Is in the Works.
Seattle House Linked to Pixar’s ‘Up’ May Be Demolished.
Did You Catch All of Pixar Animation’s ‘Inside Out’ Easter Eggs?
On Walter Hill, Renegade Poet of Action Cinema.
11 Reasons “Legally Blonde” Is The Greatest Feminist Movie Of All Time.
Quentin Tarantino’s List Of His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns.
99¢ Movie: Psychological Jiggery Pokery and the Cultish Joy of Faults.
‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Gets a New Host — and Maybe a Future.
The 16 Best Movies About Time Travel.
The 25 Worst Ways to Be Killed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Black List Table Read: Terrible Parents (Part 4).
Chicks Who Script: Episode 47.
Scriptnotes: Episode 204.
The Black List Interview: Shawn Boxe.
Doug Richardson: Opinions and Quick Draw McGraw.
Bob Saenz: What is networking?
The complete 1968 Playboy interview with Stanley Kubrick.
Watch: 11-Minute Video Essay Explores Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke’s Differing Visions For ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ [video].
Watch: 10-Minute Video Explores The History Of ‘The Terminator’ Franchise [video].
Watch: 20-Minute Documentary ‘The Unfinished Films Of Stanley Kubrick’ Narrated By Malcolm McDowell [video].
Watch: 70-Minute Documentary About The Making Of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ [video].
Watch: Full 90-Minute Documentary ‘Great Directors’ With David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes And More [video].
Watch: Supercut Of The Music Scenes In Quentin Tarantino’s Films [video].
Watch: The Books in Wes Anderson’s Films [video].
Watch: Get Flipped the Bird by Tons of Famous Movies, Characters in This Glorious Supercut [video].
Watch: Amy Schumer Will Do Unspeakable Things To You If You Text In A Movie [video].
Watch: Stephen Colbert Filmed a 40-Minute Public-Access Show [video].
Screenwriting Master Class tip of the week: On Monday, July 6, I start the 2015 cycle of Core classes. These eight courses cover essential subject areas related to screenwriting, and in aggregate represent a comprehensive approach to both theory and practice. Here is the schedule:
Core I: Plot [July 6-12, 2015]
Core II: Concept [July 20-26, 2015]
Core III: Character [August 3-9, 2015]
Core IV: Style [August 31-September 6, 2015]
Core V: Dialogue [September 28-October 4, 2015]
Core VI: Scene [October 12-October 18, 2015]
Core VII: Theme [November 9-15, 2015]
Core VIII: Time [December 2-8, 2015]
Each is a 1-week online class featuring 6 lectures written by me, lots of screenwriting insider tips, logline workshops, optional writing exercises, 24/7 message board conversations, teleconferences with course participants and myself to discuss anything related to the craft of scriptwriting, and much more.
You may take any of the individual classes, however a popular option is the Core Package which gives you access to the content in all eight Craft classes which you can go through on your own time and at your own pace, plus automatic enrollment in each 1-week online course — all for nearly 50% off the price of each individual class. If you sign up, you can have access to all of the Core content today.
And there’s this: By taking each 1-week class together, writers who enroll in the Core Package become a kind of virtual community. I’ve seen many significant friendships emerge as well as writing groups among participants in the Core curriculum.
Finally let me say I am proud of the content in the Core classes as I can honestly say no one has put together a comprehensive, coherent approach to screenwriting theory as what you will discover in this curriculum. In terms of the breadth, depth, and quality of content, there is simply nothing like it available anywhere.
On Monday, the new Core adventure begins. Why don’t you join us by enrolling in the Core Package?
As always, I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.