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usual-suspects-line-upIn 1994, Christopher McQuarrie was an unknown, struggling screenwriter. One day he got a call from his friend Bryan Singer, who said he had money to make a movie, but no script (which isn’t a terrible position to be in). So McQuarrie cooked up a strange, rule-breaking, time-shifting noir that ended up being turned into a hit film and earning him an Oscar. Over at ScriptShadow, they’ve got a great post on 10 screenwriting tips you can learn from The Usual Suspects. Click below to learn more. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Source Title: "DIRECTING AN A-LIST ACTOR WHEN YOU’RE NOT EVEN ON A LIST" - nofilmschoolOne of the things I love about Film Courage is actually, well… its name. Filmmaking is not always an undertaking free of dread. Murphy’s Law seems to like hanging out around film sets. It can be terrifying. It can be difficult, exhausting, maybe even unrewarding. Sometimes, you need to be brave to make movies. All too fittingly, FC recently shared a post in which a young, relatively unknown director was honored with (or condemned to) the unthinkable: “Directing an A-List Actor When You’re Not Even on a List.” Needless to say, excitements — and anxieties — ensued, but courage saw her through to the end. More »

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On February 1st, Netflix released the first 13 episodes of the first season of House of Cards, marking a potentially monumental shift in the way we watch content. By now it’s very likely a number of you have seen the entirety of the series starring Kevin Spacey. While it’s not the first original series for Netflix (that would be Lilyhammer), House of Cards is one of the most (if not the most) expensive television shows in history, and has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood — like director David Fincher. But will the experiment work, or will binge-viewing ultimately hurt those who produce content? More »