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FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards  
Beverly Hills, CA -- Filmmakers today issued a call for entries to all screenwriters for the filmmakers International screenwriting awards. There are three categories and the top 50 winners will be read by the Radmin company; for production and representation consideration.

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American Gem Literary Festival  
Beverly Hills, CA -- American Gem today issued a call for entries to all writers for the American Gem Short Script Contest/Literary Festival. There are four categories: Short Script; Treatment; Short Story and Logline. Winning Short produced.

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  • Independent Film Making - Making an independent film takes talent, ambition, knowledge, salesmanship, persistence and a bit of luck.
  • Film Editing - There is no common pattern for how long it takes to become an editor... It can never be stated enough that the feature editor must find "truth" in the fictional work in order to make an emotionally rich film.
  • The Film Director - Some directors say they must concentrate primarily on the inherent beauty in the narrative and dialogue patterns in the script. Other directors are... 
  • Cinematography: The art of painting with light - The primary responsibility of the DP is to create the mood and feel of the picture with their lighting.  It is the DP's task to fulfill the wishes of the director on how the film should look. 
  • Writing Treatments That Sell - If a screenplay focuses the story for a film, the treatment does the same thing for a screenplay. A treatment could be considered a written pitch...
  • The Film Producer - Richard Zanuck once stated, "The producer is like the conductor of an orchestra. Maybe he can't play every instrument, but he knows what every instrument should sound like." 
  • Writing a Great Screenplay - A script must be designed to be read easily, flowing from page to page in smooth transition.
  • Actors on Acting - For many actors, part of making characters and scenes most effective is by doing research.
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