What Are Cue Cards — Definition, Examples and Purpose

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions Cue cards are more than just an assist for on-camera actors in a pinch, they’re an essential tool productions can use when their show is changing too quickly for the performers to properly acclimate. Though most frequently used in live television, its origins stem all the… Continue reading What Are Cue Cards — Definition, Examples and Purpose

What Does a Movie Critic Do — And How to Become One

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions Chances are, if you’ve shelled out money to go to the movies in the last year, you’ve done so because of a positive word-of-mouth for the movie you’re about to see, or that it’s simply deemed “critically acclaimed”. Movie critics are that “critic” that often shapes… Continue reading What Does a Movie Critic Do — And How to Become One

What is Sketch Comedy — Definition, Examples & Techniques

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What Are Upfronts in TV — How Advertising Works in Television

Ever wondered why certain “hot new TV shows” get a full-on media blitz while others… barely get a bus ad? It’s more than just the luck of the draw, but rather a TV business strategy that starts at an annual event called the TV Upfronts taking place every Spring in New York. But what are… Continue reading What Are Upfronts in TV — How Advertising Works in Television

What Does It Mean To Option a Script — A Screenwriter’s Guide

Most screenwriters write with one singular goal in mind: selling the screenplay they’ve been toiling away on for months (if not years). But what newer writers may not know is that there’s often a step before the official sale. This is called “optioning” and can be seen as a right step on the path to… Continue reading What Does It Mean To Option a Script — A Screenwriter’s Guide

Best Screenwriting Internships — And Why They’re Great

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What is Development Hell — Where Projects Go to Die

Cinematography Terms Screenwriting Terms Film Terms Film Crew Positions Perhaps you’ve just heard about a new movie in the works with your favorite director– you immediately make a mental note of excitement, quietly counting down the days until it hits theaters, but then a year almost passes and… there’s no movie to be found. What… Continue reading What is Development Hell — Where Projects Go to Die