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What Do To When Art Institute Closes

Creative minds all across the United States are in shock after hearing about the closing of 18 different Art Institute locations. This massive closure means that more than half of the Art Institute locations will no longer exist. The Art Institute offers a variety of different programs including film and music production, culinary, fashion, and […]

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Looking In Weird Places

As someone who works in a creative profession it’s imperative for you to shake the cobwebs off and get energized again and again. Pulling from all areas of life and looking in weird places to replenish your creativity can help feed your art and keep your voice unique. So get out there! Take time out […]

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The Upside of Side Projects

Being a creative professional is a career path that’s less straight ahead, more filled with twists, turns and moments of highs and lows. Working in a creative field requires agility, quick thinking, and a sense of self confidence. It’s important for us to consistently improve our skills, refine our talent, and to remain attuned to […]

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Which Books are Good to Adapt?

As if writing a screenplay wasn’t hard enough, writing a screenplay based on a novel can be even harder. While you have the benefit of knowing the basic storyline and having, in most cases, a well-honed leading character, in other ways writing a great screenplay adaptation of a book comes with a whole host of […]

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Why Manners Matter in Music, Film, and TV

The Work Requires Effective Human Interaction If you want to work in music, film, television, radio, or anywhere in media and entertainment, know this: manners matter. All of these industries are heavily focused on human interaction and communication and knowing one’s manners really is a crucial component of getting noticed, earning respect, and moving on […]

Great Movies about Moviemaking

#1 – The Player Directed by Robert Altman, written by Michael Tolkin and based on his book by the same name, the 1992 film The Player sees a Hollywood film studio exec’s life collapse in on itself after he murders a fledgling screenwriter. It’s a film that makes fun of the film industry and the […]

Screenwriting 101: making lists

For The Love Of…Lists

Oftentimes writers can get stuck on a specific aspect of the creative process or find themselves circling a specific theme or story trope over and over again (even some of the best and most famous writers have been guilty of this faux pas). One way to jumpstart your brain into working in another direction is […]

Five Scientific Discoveries That Need to be Movies

Looking for some inspiration or a subject matter you can really sink your hooks into? If so, all you have to do is take a look at some of the many real world scientific discoveries that have taken place over the past few years. There have been a number of massive breakthroughs that are so […]

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Filmmaker Daytrips: LA Film Locations

The greater LA area of Southern California is rife with pieces of film history. Literally thousands of LA film locations have been used to create far away galaxies and subterranean hideouts throughout the sprawling mecca which is composed of nearly ninety cities and thousands of neighborhoods. Want to delve into LA’s cinematic history? You too […]

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