# The Collection

A curated best-of list, highlighting a miscellany of notable film and TV articles from both "classic" and contemporary sites.

SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature

SKIN: Guy Nattiv on the Journey from Oscar-Winning Short to Feature

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv sat down with LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher to discuss the process that lead to his film getting made as well as his own creative practice.

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4 min read

Q&A: Fundamental Principles of Story Setups and Payoffs

Q&A: Fundamental Principles of Story Setups and Payoffs

One of the most vital yet least discussed aspects of effective storytelling is the ability to execute potent setups and payoffs.

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3 min read

Sun, Moon, and Stars: Using Astronomical Symbols in Your Story

Sun, Moon, and Stars: Using Astronomical Symbols in Your Story

There are perhaps no other elements used more often in these early stories than the celestial bodies people saw when they stared into the sky.

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3 min read

Emily Gordan Wants to Know: What's Keeping You From Writing?

Emily Gordan Wants to Know: What's Keeping You From Writing?

These barriers are often of our own making, created by way of excuses to get out of doing the dirty work.

# Read # The Collection # The Creative Mind
4 min read

Managing Self-Doubt in Crowdfunding and Marketing

Managing Self-Doubt in Crowdfunding and Marketing

Let’s find a strategy that works for you so you can go into the world confident and ready to share your story in the way most authentic to you.

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9 min read

“Who wouldn’t want to see that?” – A Chat with The Secret Life of Pets Writer Brian Lynch

“Who wouldn’t want to see that?” – A Chat with The Secret Life of Pets Writer Brian Lynch

You may not have heard Brian Lynch’s name, but you definitely know his work. He’s one of the writers behind Hop, Puss in Boots, and Minions—the eleventh highest grossing animated movie of all time.

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10 min read

Sex and Love Addiction: Charlene deGuzman on Unlovable

Sex and Love Addiction: Charlene deGuzman on Unlovable

Only the bravest writers dare to share their difficulties, embarrassments, and addictions with their audiences. Charlene deGuzman is just such a brave writer.

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5 min read

Ron Howard on Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy

Ron Howard on Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy

LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher interviews director Ron Howard on "Hillbilly Elegy."

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3 min read

Finding Creativity Within Constraints with Mark Duplass

Finding Creativity Within Constraints with Mark Duplass

Mark broke down creative struggles into three main stages—the creatively crashed, the creatively frustrated, and the creatively excited (albeit a bit directionless)—before providing ideas on how to push through each stage.

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5 min read

Scott Neustadter on the Script You "Can’t Not Write"

Scott Neustadter on the Script You "Can’t Not Write"

Scott Neustadter discusses the challenges of turning a true story into a cinematic experience, how he and Michael sold their first script, and his search for the story he “can’t not write.”

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6 min read

Desire and Character

Desire and Character

Before we can subtly communicate the desires of our character to the audience, we have to fully understand those desires ourselves.

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4 min read

Person to Person: A Conversation with Writer/Director Dustin Guy Defa

Person to Person: A Conversation with Writer/Director Dustin Guy Defa

Dustin Guy Defa discusses how he approached the structure of "Person to Person," writing genuine dialogue, and the benefits and drawbacks of complete creative control.

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5 min read

I Love You Both: A Conversation with Twin Writers Doug and Kristin Archibald

I Love You Both: A Conversation with Twin Writers Doug and Kristin Archibald

Hollywood families aren’t a new thing, but it’s rare to see a movie where the co-stars are twins in real life who also wrote the film together.

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5 min read

Ben-Hur: From the Page to the Screen

Ben-Hur: From the Page to the Screen

A conversation with the director and cast of "Ben-Hur" on practical effects, strong voices, and the power of forgiveness.

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5 min read

Can I Crowdfund If My Friends Are Broke?

Can I Crowdfund If My Friends Are Broke?

Best practices are not to entirely depend on your friends and family but for your first campaign or two, it’s largely unavoidable. So what can you do if your starting “crowd” is broke?

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3 min read

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