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  • The Bullet Catch by John Gaspard
    Murder meets magic in The Bullet Catch by John Gaspard
    In the world of magic, the Bullet Catch is an illusion in which a magician appears to catch a bullet fired directly at him. The magician catches the bullet in his mouth or, sometimes, his hand.In John Gaspard’s novel, The Bullet Catch,...
  • Promotional pic of Jose's Rivera's play Marisol
    Jose Rivera's Marisol playing at Luna Stage Theater
    In the reprised play Marisol, written by Jose Rivera. It’s Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz meets AMC’s The Walking Dead. Marisol, now playing at the Luna Stage theater in West Orange, NJ. and directed by Niegal Smith, brings to light of...
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    The 2014 Oscars: Predicting the Screenplay categories and Best Picture
    The Oscars are now just two days away! Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the 86th annual Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, March 2, and all of this week we have been making our final predictions in all of the different categories. Today, we...
  • Alfonso Cuaron
    Sometimes a writing win isn't needed for a Best Picture victory
    A common trait in most Academy Award winners in the top category has to do with the words spoken and the actions presented. For any film's odds to increase in winning the Best Picture trophy, their screenplay would have to be nominated. A win...
  • Shonda Rhimes
    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes is writing a new movie screenplay
    Shonda Rhimes, the genius mind behind television hits including “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice” and her latest, “Scandal,” is returning to her screenwriting roots with a new treatment of “War...
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    2013 Atlanta Film Festival screenplay winners
    The 2013 Atlanta Film Festival (www.atlantafilmfestival.com) was held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 2013 – March 24 2013. The annual screenplay competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help 3 writers further develop...
  • Script notes
    Why write a treatment for your screenplay?
    So you want to write a screenplay. You have come up with the concept and story line and you are ready to begin writing your very first screenplay. Before you start writing it is best to write a script treatment. According to www.scriptologist.com,...
  • Screenwriters World Conference 2012!
    Screenwriters World Conference 2012!
    COMING SOON! "Dream Catchers" on LA Film Industry Examiner. Interviews with writers, directors, actors who came to Hollywood with a dream, and how they made it real.All year long Los Angeles offers screenwriters amazing opportunities to...
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    Writing your screenplay
    Bringing together all the needed components of a good screenplay is a most daunting task. The goal is to write a compelling beginning, then craft characters, dialogue and scenes that propel the reader to the climax -- and onto to an emotional...
  • Palm Tree
    Reach for your dreams
    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~CS LewisDoes that apply to Hollywood, too? Being from a very small, one-stoplight town in Washington State, I wondered. After writing a screenplay for four years, pitching it from...
  • Matt Fernleaf
    Not your average comedian
    Matt Fernleaf isn't your typical guy - but then again, neither is his dad: Steve Fernleaf. Steve Fernleaf grew up in the suburbs of a small city in Texas called Dallas (he was actually born in Waco but moved to Dallas when he was 3). When...
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    What makes a good movie?
    The foundation of a good movie is the directing,screenplay and acting. The director is responsible for the overall look and feel of the movie. They have to have a vision for the movie and plan out the shots from a screenplay. The auteur theory...
  • The Social Network
    Who will win the Oscars?
    It's nearly here! A few hours away from the biggest event in movies, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards begins at 8 EST. Whether you're gearing up for an Oscar party or chillin' in the comforts of your own home, most of us will be tuned in...
  • Jaws 3D
    Not Another Movie Review: The Third Dimension is Cynema
    Hey, weren’t you in Jaws 3? Why do they make sh*t like that?” -- Fan to Dennis Quaid, star of Jaws 3DJaws 3 was planned as a spoof called Jaws 3, People 0. A script written by National Lampoon’s Vacation Matty Simmons and 16...
  • Tommy Lee Wallace, Director/Screenwriter
    Not Another Movie Review For Generation Y
    For those of you wanting to be filmmakers, screenwriters or even actors, this column for The Examiner is a way to address a trend that's been gaining cultural power in the entertainment world. It is not column about how much you "love...