Saturday, June 8, 2013

Screenwriting links: Saturday, June 8

Joss Whedon's Passion Project [The Daily Beast]

Empathy-Free Entertainment [The Atlantic]

'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Questions Network TV Violence (Video) [The Hollywood Reporter]

THR Full Emmy Roundtable: Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin and Other Drama Showrunners Debate Violence in Hollywood and Being Control Freaks [The Hollywood Reporter]

Tips on How to Host a Great Script Reading [Write for Hollywood]

How Does the Killing Off Of Major Characters Change How We Watch a Show? [Indiewire]
"Talking to the Hollywood Reporter last month, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan pointed out that this also means the show could theoretically go on forever, as it's less and less about a coherent group of people and more about a shifting gathering of ragtag survivors in the dusk of humanity."  (Spoilers for Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead)

Amazon Studios Launches Free Storyboard Tool [Variety]

Death to Overly Expository Opening Voiceover Narration [Indiewire]

TV Showrunners to Outshine Filmmakers at 2013 Produced By Conference  [The Hollywood Reporter]
"As the power of the showrunner has grown, the job is now more comparable to that of a feature film's director, functioning as the creative force who provides the vision for the project."

How to Fight Pitch Fatigue [Fast Company]

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