TOP 10 TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME by Mary Cox

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twin peaks.jpgOver the past two decades, television has changed rapidly from something scheduled that has to be enjoyed in limited settings, to a fluid medium of entertainment that exists primarily on the internet. Some people bemoan this change as the death of television, when in reality, it’s an artistically freeing transition that gives the power of choice to consumers, and a wider audience to producers. Broadcast television might not be completely dead just yet, but it’s going extinct; digital media is undoubtedly the future.

As a consumer and reviewer of digital TV releases, and as someone who’s looking towards the future of entertainment, here are my top ten favorite series of all time:

10. Superjail!

This short-lived animated series debuted on Adult Swim in 2008 and ran for four incredible seasons until it was canceled in 2014. Superjail! was known for it’s psychedelic visuals and graphic cartoon violence. The series follows…

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TV REVIEW: TWIN PEAKS – SEASON 3 – EPISODE 9

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by Mary Cox

twin peaks“The Return, Part 9: This is the Chair

It was hard to know where this episode was going to pick up after last week’s jaw-dropping experimental venture into true Lynchian territories in “The Return, Part 8: Gotta Light?” but Part 9 swings us right back into the story of this season at full speed.

Evil Coop, who hasn’t been bested by the likes of Ray, is alive and well after being thoroughly mauled by The Woodsmen. Coop orders a hit on Warden Murphy, whom he previously blackmailed to escape from prison. Meanwhile, the LAPD discover that Dougie Coop has no previous records of existence prior to 1997, prompting them to stealthily take his coffee cup to get a DNA sample. Shortly after leaving a mysterious voicemail for an unknown person named J.T., Ike “The Spike,” is arrested.

Matthew Lillard gives a powerhouse performance as Bill Hastings in…

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Inside The Chaos: 5 Rules for Your Short Film

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We’ve all heard it before – your short film is a calling card for your work in your industry. A highlight reel of your best work. Many of us come out of school having made one, or on our way to making one. We often pour our hearts, hopes, souls, and paychecks into their creation. But are they good?

Today we will be analyzing the very first step of making a film: Crafting the script. Below are five major things that help shape a good script into a great script.

*Note: Rules are meant to be broken. There will always be films that make it big that transgress the general rules. But it is also true that the elements below will be found in more successful films than not.

effeciency.jpg1. EFFICIENCY

Bow down before this God. Your film must be efficient. What does that mean? The baseline definition follows ”…

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Writer’s confessions: 4 Struggles of the Part-Time Writer and 4 Solutions

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by Kierston Drier

Anyone here a professional or aspiring-to-be professional writer? Regardless of your level of success, professional writer is likely working contract or freelance. An aspiring writer is likely writing on weekends in order to polish their work and get it noticed. Sound familiar? What do both of these people have in common? Both of them are probably writing in their down time- one to hone their skills and one to stay sharp.

Here are five common problems of the weekend writer, and 5 ways to fix them.

PROBLEM: Motivation.

Whether you just finished your last paid script or you’ve spent the last two
years at a 9-5 job, motivation (or lack thereof) affects us all. You may be too tired to write, you may have a hard time thinking of new ideas. You may just have low moral thinking about how difficult the industry can be.

solution.jpgSOLUTION: Remember…

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Inside the Chaos: Networking: How to Work a Room – Part 1

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Like many people new to the television industry, I hear all the time about the importance of networking. “You’ve got to meet people! It’s all about who you know!” It can almost sound disheartening for a young aspiring person in television, as some of us who do not “know anyone” may have felt. Here are some of the tips I’ve found in my travels. I am by no means an expert and when it comes to “working the networking room.” There are multiple ways to talk, meet and mesh with the right people, but if you find some of my tips helpful, take them, good reader!

PART ONE: Getting IN

GO TO EVENTS

-This is where you get out your planner, your phone, and Google and start looking up industry events in your area that are free. Ink Drinks, People and Pints, Relaxing Events, Meet and Greets, open launch…

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Inside The Chaos: Networking: Conversations Tips – Part 2

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We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

You’ve finally made it to that big party/event/social and you desperately need to/want to talk to people for any number of reasons. It may be to get yourself noticed, spread an idea of yours, talk up a new accomplishment, gather opinions or simply make friends. It’s a difficult thing, and as easy as it looks in the world of television, it can be really hard to turn your brain thoughts into mouth words.

I am by no means a conversation expert– I certainly have stuffed my foot into my mouth on a handful of occasions. I have also been on the awkward end of a terribly sentence when the whole room shuts up at once and suddenly everyone important hears the Alphagetti Vs. Zoodles debate you were slightly drunkenly having with your neighbour. It’s okay. It happens.

But I can say that, on just as…

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June 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/

 

 

festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterWAJOOD (SELFHOOD), 13min, India, LGBT, Romance
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festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
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festival posterFAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama
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festival posterPROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion
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ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox
 

ACTORFEMALE TV PILOT Screenplay – JUNKED
June 2017 Reading
by Alice Dennard

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GOOD INTENTIONS
June 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg
 

ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE
June 2017 Reading
by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – 900 PAGES
June 2017 Reading
by Juanita Cepero
 

ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene Screenplay – FOR A GOOD LIFE
June 2017 Reading
by Natalia Maslin

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene Screenplay – SQUID JIGGERS
June 2017 Reading
by Judi Blaze
 

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
June 2017 Reading
by Aurele Ndja

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – A POOR MAN’S TRUCE
June 2017 Reading
by H.E. Scott