/Filmcast Ep. 400 – Silence

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DavidDevindra and Jeff reflect on 400 episodes of the /Filmcast, discuss the Golden Globes, and also reflect on how the television format is changing. Be sure to read about the relevance of Children of Men as well as Jen Yamato’s review of Silence.

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Corrections to Top 10 and Reflections on 400 episodes (0:30)
What We’ve Been Watching (24:15)
  • David: Live By Night, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Sherlock
  • Jeff: Cafe Society, DirectTV Now
  • Devindra: CES, Quarry, The OA
Film News (53:05)
Featured Reviews (1:08:30)
  • Silence
  • SPOILERS (1:21:30)
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Update: 2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 45 Total!

Plus a link to download nearly 200 movie scripts from last 6 years.

Hollywood studios and production companies are going through their annual ritual of making the year’s movie scripts available to the public. As I update them here and add them to the site’s script archive, what this means is unlike other sites, all scripts here are both free and legal.

Current total of 2016 scripts for download: 45. Newly added script (1): Hidden Figures.

20th Century Women (A24)

A Monster Calls (Focus Features)

Anthropoid (Bleecker Street)

Arrival (Paramount)

Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight)

Bridget Jones’s Baby (Universal)

Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)

The Comedian (Sony Classics)

Denial (Bleecker Street)

Elle (Sony Classics)

Equity (Sony Classics)

Eye in the Sky (Bleecker Street)

Fences (Paramount)

The Founder (TWC)

The Girl on the Train (Universal)

Gold (TWC)

Hail, Caesar! (Universal)

Hell or High Water (CBS Films)

Hidden Figures (Fox 2000)

The Hollars (Sony Classics)

I Saw the Light (Sony Classics)

The Invitation (Drafthouse)

Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

Julieta (Sony Classics)

Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features)

Land of Mine (Sony Classics)

Lion (TWC)

Love & Friendship (Amazon)

Loving (Focus Features)

Maggie’s Plan (Sony Classics)

Manchester by the Sea (Amazon)

The Meddler (Sony Classics)

Miles Ahead (Sony Classics)

Moonlight (A24)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Universal)

Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features)

The Red Turtle (Sony Classics)

The Secret Life of Pets (Universal)

Silence (Paramount)

Sing (Universal)

Sing Street (TWC)

Sully (Warner Bros.)

Toni Erdmann (Sony Classics)

Victor Frankenstein (David Entertainment)

Zootopia (Walt Disney)

As the scripts become available, we add them to our Movie Script Download archive which is now approaching 200 screenplays from movies released during the last 6 years.

There are probably 5–10 more 2016 movie scripts to be made public in January including La La Land which I have confirmed with one of the movie’s producers.

Hitchcock with a stack of his movie scripts

Many thanks to Sarah Grimes, Alecia Hodges, and Paul Huffman who are doing us all a solid by tracking the studio and production company sites for new script releases.

Reading movie screenplays is absolutely critical to your development as a screenwriter. Along with watching movies and writing pages, it is a fundamental practice you should put into place. Make it a goal to read at least one movie script per week.

Where can you go to get access to many of the top movie scripts from 2016? Right here at Go Into The Story! And to learn when they first come online, follow me on Twitter: @GoIntoTheStory.

Reminder: These scripts are for educational purposes only.

Update: 2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 45 Total! was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Drone video shows stunning fields of green after rain in Australia’s Outback



Australia’s red centre is usually thought of as a desert, yet a recent spate of rainfall has given the area new life, as witnessed in a drone video captured by FIlippo Gelada on Jan. 7. 

There are patches of lush green growth and water, a rare sight in an area more used to drought.

The nearby Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park had been closed temporarily thank to the unusual rain, but reopened on Dec 27. Rangers have been working to restore tracks in the park that were damaged by water.

Here you are: Another excuse to add the Northern Territory to your list of places to go in 2017.

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Wednesday, Jan. 11 Filming Locations for Criminal Minds, SVU, This Is Us, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: Angie Tribeca Stars: Rashida Jones Location: 615 S Broadway, 630 St Vincent Ct, and W 6th St., S Hill St – S Broadway, Los Angeles (6:00 AM – 11:00 AM) TV Series: Criminal Minds Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler Location:  2059 E 7th St, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 1:00 AM) TV Series: This Is Us Stars: Mandy Moore Location: 427 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 1:00 PM) TV Series: The Catch Stars: Peter Krause Location: Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 2256 W Monroe, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: W 26th St and 10th Ave, NYC TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location:Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City TV Series: Madam Secretary Stars: Tea Leoni Location: 28th St and Madison – Park Ave, NYC Credit: @eanubis89 Movie: The Greatest Showman Stars: Hugh Jackman Location: Steiner Studio, Brooklyn TV Series: Power Stars: Omari Hardwick Location: Horatio between Washington and Greenwich St, NYC TV Series: Homeland..

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Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Overhead Shooting Rig

Here’s a way to build a rig that’ll let you shoot some sweet overhead shots.

Overhead shots, like the ones you so often see in Wes Anderson’s films, can not only be pretty to look at, but they can also be extremely useful for a wide range of projects. If you’re interested in getting some of these kinds of shots in yours, you’re probably going to need a rig that’ll hold 1.) hold your camera vertically, 2.) bear the weight of your camera, and 3.) allow you to use it properly to get the shot you want. In this tutorial from The Film Look, you get to learn how to put your own DIY overhead shooting rig together with a few materials you can pick up at any old hardware store. Check it out:

The first thing you’re going to need is a monitor stand (like this one). These things are relatively cheap—around $ 20 to $ 30—and you can find them at pretty much any office supply store. The next thing you need to do is mount a square of wood to the monitor stand, and then mount a quick release plate to the square of wood.

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Coen Brothers and Annapurna Team on Buster Scruggs

Coen Brothers and Annapurna Team on Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Coen Brothers and Annapurna team on Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Annapurna Television is partnering with the Coen Brothers on a project called The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, a Western anthology. Annapurna intends to pursue an innovative television and theatrical integrated approach. Joel and Ethen Coen wrote the script and will direct the project.

The Coens will produce the project through their Mike Zoss Productions label. Ellison and Annapurna Television’s President of Television, Sue Naegle, will serve as Executive Producers.

“We are very excited to be working with Megan and Sue on this project,” commented Joel and Ethan Coen.

The Coens are repped by UTA.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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George Lucas Museum to be Built in Los Angeles

George Lucas Museum to be Built in Los Angeles

George Lucas Museum to be built in Los Angeles

It’s official! The George Lucas Museum will be built in Los Angeles. The announcement from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Board of Directors follows:

“After extensive due diligence and deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is pleased to announce plans to build the museum in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have been humbled by the overwhelmingly positive support we received from both San Francisco and Los Angeles during our selection process. Settling on a location proved to be an extremely difficult decision precisely because of the desirability of both sites and cities.

The board wishes to extend a special thanks to Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for their tremendous efforts and engagement. While each location offers many unique and wonderful attributes, South Los Angeles’s Promise Zone best positions the museum to have the greatest impact on the broader community, fulfilling our goal of inspiring, engaging and educating a broad and diverse visitorship. Exposition Park is a magnet for the region and accessible from all parts of the city. As a museum uniquely focused on narrative art, we look forward to becoming part of a dynamic museum community, surrounded by more than 100 elementary and high schools, one of the country’s leading universities as well as three other world-class museums.

Now we turn our attention to finalizing the details and building what we believe will be one of the most imaginative and inclusive art museums in the world—a global destination that all Angelenos and Californians will be proud to call their own.”

Lucas first wanted to build the museum in San Francisco, but he ran into opposition about the location. He then turned to Chicago, but ran into the same problem. Two competing plans then emerged, one for Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay and the other at Exposition Park. Lucas will fund the project, which is expected to cost $ 1 billion.

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a gathering place to experience narrative art and the evolution of moving images  from illustration to cinema to the digital mediums of the future. The museum’s seed collection –– a gift from founder George Lucas –– spans a century-and-a-half and features the images and the mediums that have profoundly shaped our cultural heritage. The foundational collection will continue to grow and evolve as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art acquires more works.

You can learn lots more about the Lucas Museum by clicking here.


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FIFA may have just ruined the World Cup, and fans aren’t happy



FIFA made what had previously been floated official on Tuesday by voting to expand the World Cup field from 32 to 48 teams beginning with the 2026 tournament. 

In doing so, it just might have ruined the greatest spectacle in sports. 

Whispers of an expansion to the World Cup field have been making their way through the soccer universe for months. The primary knee-jerk reactions to a bigger field (the World Cup was last expanded in 1998) boil down primarily to two fears. First, that the tournament’s quality will be diluted by including less accomplished teams. Second, that its format will be rendered obtuse and awkward if grown beyond the convenient current format of 32 nations.  Read more…

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Editorial: Warner Bros Needs to Expand the DCEU Beyond Batman

Ben Affleck - Batman

At the climax of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman has literally fallen into the arms of his love, Lois Lane. The ending is far from romantic, however, as Batman and Wonder Woman stand beside the slain hero, heads bowed mournfully. Who knew this downer of an ending would signify more than just defeated heroes, it also acts as an analogy for the entire trajectory of DC Comics on film. By the time Suicide Squad rolled around, you could argue the DC Extended Universe had been put on suicide watch. For Ben Affleck, what started as a co-starring role has morphed into possibly being the DCEU’s only saving grace. ›››

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