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Gilliam

Terry Gilliam with out a doubt is one of my favorite filmmakers. He certainly knows how to tell a story and keep you interested the whole time he is telling it. I know from experience it is very hard to do. I admire his originality and style. Any artist strives to achieve both. Gilliam did without a doubt, when you watch a Terry Gilliam film you know it’s his. Those are the artist I look up to. Check it… http://99u.com/articles/7121/terry-gilliam-on-ideas-unlearning-avoiding-debt

Selling Season

Every year I learn more about “The Market”. To my soon to be in line of work there is the script market. As my professors tell me the entertainment industry is about be able to sell. Last year I learned about 70 and higher percent of all the scripts sold on the market will never be produced. So theoretically I could make a living selling words that will never come to life. It could be worse but part of the fun in script writing is seeing your imagination come to life, in a way. Recently I’ve been learning more about the market. I found a website with current information on such things. For instance I just read that there are seasons when it is best try to sell a script, or a pitch. The fall season started very recently. Basically I’m learning the ins and outs of the industry right now, at least trying. I imagine it can only help if the day ever comes I fell confident enough in a script when I try to find someone to buy it.  http://www.scriptmag.com/news/the-scoggins-report-august-2013-pitch-market-roundup

Internship

I’ve been looking into internships these past couple of weeks. There are internships for just about everything so it is hard to find the right one. My ideal internship would involve me working on a professional movie set. Preferably working with the on set screenwriter, since that’s the job I want. I’ve been on many student sets, but the only professional set I ever worked on was only for day. I learned so much from that one day I can only imagine that being my everyday job. Sadly finding that exact position is incredibly hard. It also doesn’t there are few movies being shot in town at the moment, and I would be competing with a good amount of young writers. I’m positive I’ll find something.   

Hello

Keyen James here, I’m currently writing a feature length screenplay in my Senior Thesis class. It will be the second feature that I have written, and already I think it’s much better than the first one I wrote. Practice makes perfect I guess. I have a long way to go before I’ll be able to sell a script. Most working movie screenwriters write about 40 features before they sell one. So, I have a lot of work ahead of me. That said I’m glad I’m taking this class to prepare me for such a future.