Why Hollywood Is So Repetitive

For over a decade now Hollywood has been churning out sequels, prequels remakes and non-stop adaptations in what seems to be a relentless onslaught of idea regurgitation all over audiences. Just a quick visit to the database and dedicated film site IMBD will show you that what is hot is something not unlike that you’ve…

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The Oldest Film Festivals in the World – Part 2

Readers of our first blog will recall that we crammed in a fair amount of information relating to the Venice Film Festival. Which holds the undisputed title of the oldest film festival in the world. This time around we turn our attention to another heavyweight festival, in the form of the Cannes Film Festival. The…

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The Oldest Film Festivals in the World – Part 1

There are film festivals held all around the globe. In fact, more and more festivals are cropping up each year with the ever-expansive movie-goer following in huge appreciation. Some are gigantic events that run for around a week, while others are smaller affairs that perhaps only last a day or two. Some cater for mainstream…

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The Best Film Festivals Around the World – Part 3

Continuing in our series of blogs talking about the best film festivals from around the world, we are now onto our 3rd and final part. Those who have read the first 2 will have seen we have covered some of the biggest, best and well-known festivals. As a reminder we reviewed Sundance, the Cannes Film…

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The Best Film Festivals Around the World – Part 2

In part 1 of our 3-part blog series we took a closer look at two of the very best film festivals, notably, The Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is on our list because of the way that it showcases some of the future Oscar winners and features a mix of talent that…

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The Best Film Festivals Around the World – Part 1

Film festivals have seen an upsurge in popularity recently. In fact, there are now thought to be over 3,000 festivals held globally every year. This series of blog posts will take a look at some of the very best, covering who’s who and what films broke through due to the exposure of these top festivals….

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What are the Differences Between Screenwriting and Script Writing

Screenwriting and scriptwriting are very commonly thought of as the same thing, but there are nuances between them. In simplistic terms one is only for cinema and the other for everything else. This is quite true, but there are several differences that also separate the art of screenwriting and scriptwriting and this blog will help…

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Habits of Super Successful Screenwriters

Habits of Super Successful Screenwriters

A screenwriter is someone who writes screenplays on which films and television programs are based. There’s a common misconception that in Hollywood, it’s an easy path to fame and fortune as a screenwriter. Maybe you can write and you’ve watched certain films and thought, “Hey, I could’ve written that!” Well, that kind of thinking is…

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How to Become a Screenwriter

As we all know many films are based on books by famous and non-famous authors, but they then have to be adapted so they are suitable for the big screen. This is done by screenwriters who may, or may not be the original authors of the book. So how do you set about being a…

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The Most Unusual Film Festivals

When people talk about film festivals then certain images come straight to mind such as beautiful Cannes or Sundance, perhaps even short film festivals for animation etc. But film festivals come in all shapes and sizes, and there are some so specialized that you probably have never heard of them. Really these festivals are more…

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