Category Archives: Industry News

New Hollywood Virtual Film School Launch!

So you want to be a screenwriter, huh? Well, we want you to be, too! For nearly 20 years we’ve been developing writers with our mentoring services and contests with the aim of getting writers’ scripts produced. And now we’re going that step further… our Hollywood Virtual Film School is here! The WriteMovies Academy is

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ScriptPipeline’s November 2017 Script Sales review

Tarantino to do his thing with Charlie Manson, while DC has The Rock and a writer set for BLACK ADAM. As we wind down to the industry Christmas break, the script sales in November step it up with some very interesting pieces of news. A Hitchcock-esque sci-fi, thriller, Sandra Bullock in a medicinal marijuana con

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ScriptPipeline’s October 2017 Script Sales review

ScriptPipeline’s October 2017 Script Sales review – Hanks set to go post-apocalyptic, Bob is getting a movie, and Michael Bay is working with… Dora the Explorer? As Script Pipeline points out, script sales slowed down in the month of October. As the industry moves closer to Christmas the Hollywood “off-season” feeling is starting to creep

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A (Jedi) Masterful Trailer – Latest STAR WARS Trailer misdirects us all

The latest STAR WARS trailer for episode VIII, THE LAST JEDI, has just dropped and it is a master at disguising its true intentions – just like Palpatine… While the trailer gives away a lot of action that will be happening – round 2 between Kylo and Rey, Luke training Rey – these situations were

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Is Winter the new Summer for Hollywood blockbusters?

Is Winter the new Summer for Hollywood blockbusters? Release dates of big films this year suggest that Winter is the season to be jolly for Hollywood. So-called Oscar bait has always been released towards the end of Summer right through to Winter. This supposedly gives these films an edge – there’s a recency bias surrounding

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The Na’vi are finally coming back to Earth!

Big film news as the Na’vi are finally return to Earth! AVATAR’s long-awaited sequel enters production… FINALLY. With the plethora of sequels, prequels, franchises, and spinoffs, it feels hard to get excited about films that come from an already existing franchise. But with BLADE RUNNER 2049 being released soon, another long-awaited sequel is coming. James

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AMC Makes Investment in a Virtual Reality Company

All is not as it seems… AMC makes an investment in a virtual reality startup company, also backed by Hollywood stars. Hollywood and Television companies are beginning to follow in the success of gaming with increased interest and investment in VR (virtual reality) companies. Gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4 have already taken advantage

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Time for Superhero Films to Stand Alone?

After the less-than-super Summer Box-Office, the power and attraction of superhero films may be declining. Some are suggesting that the expanded universes are on their way out and that stand-alone superhero films are back in (see this article). Jamie White discusses this potential new trend for superheroes… This summer has shown some signs of this.

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