The Film Strategy 5 with Cindy Cowan.
Your November 2016 Calendar for Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Fellowships, Labs and Awards.
When To Say No To A Film Festival
The Full Costs and Income of an Indie Film
Documents, Templates and Resources for Every Phase of Production.
SCRIPT TO SCREEN: FILMMAKERS, DARE SOMETHING DIFFERENT or "A 3-Act Structure Tale About 3-Act Structure Elements Called "3-Act Structure""
- One way to start is by considering other options for narrative structures beyond just "linear narrative."
- Another suggestion for inspiration is to look to the East for non-Western dramatic structures such as Jo-ha-kyū and Kishōtenketsu.
- And finally be inspired by ideas and concepts we already have in the West such as what you find in experimental cinema, an African-American cyclical structure style as described in this academic paper, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and French actor/writer/dramatist Antonin Artaud's books.
New Yorker“Finding Dory,” which is earning high marks from critics, would have been treated very differently by the Mouse House two decades ago. Like “Monsters University” and the poorly received “Cars 2,” it would have been a straight-to-video release.Click here for the full article.
Originally published by Salon, June 2016.
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