Tag Archives: Hollywood

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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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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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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Hollywood Box-Office Flopbusters: A Summer to forget

Summer Box-Office flopbusters – Notice the trends of Summer flops to avoid the same pitfalls. A Summer to forget for Hollywood… the worst grossing Summer in the last ten years, but just why has this happened? The content has been there. WONDER WOMAN, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, BABY DRIVER, THE DARK TOWER, DUNKIRK, WAR FOR THE PLANET

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GAME OF THRONES Season Review – Spoiler Free! By Jamie White

GAME OF THRONES Season Review – Spoiler Free! By Jamie White The latest season of GAME OF THRONES has perhaps been the most divisive amongst fans and critics. Now it’s well past the books, THRONES’ showrunners have had more creative license with the show. It’s arguable if that’s a good thing, though… The 7-episode length

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Bobby Lee Darby’s Pitching Tips – Pitching to Hollywood, European, and UK Producers

Our new Elite Consultant, multi-produced screenwriter Bobby Lee Darby, shares his pitching tips on how you should approach pitching to Hollywood, how to plan for it, and how to ace it! Bobby thinks that the real experience of pitching is nothing like it seems in the books about the subject. Having made a lot of

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Why Hollywood loves book adaptations…

Why Hollywood loves book adaptations… and how we can help with yours! A recent article from The Verge earlier in the year caught our eye. It’s an excellent piece on why Hollywood are so into book adaptations right now. Here’s our summary on the article and our own thoughts on it… “Why Hollywood is turning

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