Thank you so much for bringing up the book On Film-making. Not trying to get on you, but I must point the correct spelling of Alexander’s last name is “Mackendrick.”
I was lucky to study Film with the great Sandy Mackendrick. I still have the original handouts and sketches that he used in class, which are the basis of the Book “On Film-making”. He was a wonderful inspiring teacher. I owe him much.
James Mangold, the director of 2 Marvel movies, "Logan, The Wolverine", and the writer director of "3:10 to Yuma & Walk the Line", was also one of Sandy’s students.
You can get away with this in commercials.
But I have seen pros leave the set at lunch for people saying less than what you have suggested.
If you ever get lucky enough, to climb the hill into A-List movies, this attitude could be your immediate downfall when you’re “A-list Actor” (Who also may be one of the Producers of the film or T.V.) doesn’t even come out of his trailer because of you.
And, the studio watches the budget balloon.
Or, the actor smiles politely, finishes the day, and then makes the phone call.
Silent & deadly.
It’s a team game, Bro.
Personally, I’d spend more time fighting for control of the edit.
That’s where the film is made.
You said for Movie Magic Screenwriter --
"Also, there's no website for help or support."
I don't find that to be true.
Movie Magic Screenwriter has a Support & Help website that's very easy to find.
It has been around for years.
While I have great respect for Robert McKee, I do not believe the concept “beat was coined” by him.
The storytelling concept “beat” has been taught to actors long before McKee wrote about it in his informative book Story.
In fact, the storytelling concept was around long before the word “beat” was even uttered.
The term “beat” is said to come from Constantin Stanislavsky's (1863 – 1938), who was a Russian actor and theatre director. Stanislavsky was trying to explain the storytelling concept using the word bits. However, because of his thick Russian accent, everyone thought he said, “beats”.
Stanislavsky pioneered an acting style that was taken up by Elia Kazan’s Group Theater who trained actors in a realistic style of acting. That style has evolved into what is now known as the "Method”. The Method is a style of acting taught at the Acting Studio. Acting Studio members include Marlon Brando, Robert de Niro, James Dean and many more.
Btw, a “beat” is actually composed of 2 parts: Motivation & Reaction. The video seems to focus on the reaction half of the beat. But, you cannot have the character change/reversal they speak of in the video without the first half of the beat. Without a motivation, you don’t have the character reaction/realization. If the 2 parts of the beat do not walk hand in hand together, the beat will not work or it will just have a very weak impact on the viewer.
There is more to tell about this concept but I fear I’ve already bored you enough.
Evelyn Salt -- Salt
Ava -- Ex Machina
Foxy Brown (Pam Grier)
Gloria (Gena Rowlands) -- Gloria
The Bride (Uma Thurman) -- Kill Bill
La Femme Nikita
Lisbeth -- The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
The Girl from Kick Ass
Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) From Bad Teacher
The female Anti Hero’s in Anime
Just a quick few.
As said, not as many as men, but female Anti Hero's have a long rich history.