WB and New Line’s ‘It’ Propels September 2017 to Record Heights

September 2017 saw record returns with calendar grosses topping $ 695 million, falling just shy of becoming the first September to ever total $ 700 million at the domestic box office. Leading the way was Warner Bros. and New Line’s massive hit It, which delivered record numbers of its own and accounted for a massive 41.2% of the month’s total gross. September is also the first month since April to show an improvement over the same month in 2016, with September grosses finishing 18.3% higher t…
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15 Second Horror Competition 2017

The Raindance #15SecondHorror competition returns for 2017 as we get ready for Halloween.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a 15-second horror film.

2) Upload it to Youtube.

3) Tweet us to enter the competition, including @Raindance and the hashtag #15SecondHorror

E.g.: Hey @Raindance, here’s my #15SecondHorrorhttp://goo.gl/l0wIqq

Submissions close at midnight, Tuesday 31st October.

One entry per person.
Submissions under 15 seconds will be accepted, however, submissions over 15 seconds will be ineligible. Opening titles are included in your runtime, but closing credits are not included.

 

What you’ll win

The winners will receive:

Prizes are fixed and judges decisions are final.

 

Previous winners

Sandman

Balcony

 Thanksgiving 

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Daily Dialogue — October 2, 2017

“Well, you’ve taken good care of your body. Such a waste.”

Casino Royale (2006), screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, novel by Ian Fleming

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Interrogation.

Trivia: Ian Fleming once said on writing the “Casino Royale” novel: “Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, ‘Casino Royale’ dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before, I might have despaired.”

Dialogue On Dialogue: One way to intensify the effect of torture is to create fear within the victim. Le Chiffre’s opening line in the scene does just that.


Daily Dialogue — October 2, 2017 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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Award Winners – Raindance WebFest 2017

The 25th Raindance Film Festival in partnership with Lexus announced this year’s WebFest Awards’ winners at the Vue West End on 1 October.

Showcasing the best of independent digital and streaming series, Raindance WebFest aims to promote and nurture that next generation of online video creators. Read on to see the full list of winners.

 

Best International Series

Jezabel

WINNER: Jezabel (dir. Julien Bittner)

Save me (dir. Fab Filippo)

Adventures of a Brokenheart (dir. Ariel Martínez Herrera)

High Life (dir. Luke Eve)

Clash of Narratives: A Tale of Two Georgias (dir. Robin Forestier-Walker)

The Breakup List (dir. Aaron Khoo)

Best Writing

WINNER: Adventures of a Brokenheart (written by Ariel Martínez Herrera & Martín García Garabal)

WINNER: Bertrand (written by Hélène Lombard & Julien Sibony)

Jezabel (written by Julien Capron)

Thierry Levure (written by Julien War)

In Absentia (written by Jessica Silvetti & Ethan Kogan)

Doucheaholics (written by Sean McCarthy)

Best Directing 

Restoration

WINNER: Restoration (dir. Stuart Willis)

Chronicles of a Paranoiac: Cast Adrift, Hype It Up, Clonesome (dir. Nikita Tamarov)

That’s My DJ (dir. D.W. Waterson)

Adventures of a Brokenheart (dir. Ariel Martínez Herrera)

Bruce (dir. Tony Rogers)

Doucheaholics (dir. Sean McCarthy)

Best Lead Actor

WINNER: Jezabel – Hélène Kuhn

The Breakup List – Benjamin Kheng

Bertrand – Bertrand Usclat

It’s Not That Simple – Swara Bhasker

Best British Series

Pls Like

WINNER: Pls Like (dir. Tom Kingsley)

Stories of Note (dir. Caleb Yule)

I Gotta Be Me (dir. Steven Bloomer)

Millennial Theory (dir. Hugh O’Shea & Phillip Whiteman)

Best Ensemble Cast

WINNER: Bruce (dir. Tony Rogers)

Doucheaholics (dir. Sean McCarthy)

Chronicles of a Paranoiac: Cast Adrift, Hype It Up, Clonesome (dir. Nikita Tamarov)

That’s My DJ (dir. D.W. Waterson)

Hollywood (dir. Clemy Clarke)

Confess (dir. Moshe Rosenthal)

Achievement in Production

Bruce

WINNER: Bruce – Costume

The Breakup List – Cinematography

That’s My DJ – Editing

Hypno – Colourist

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 30

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 30.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts.

Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive…

DO THAT!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Writing is a journey through complexity to simplicity. What is the simple emotional journey that grounds everything?”

— Justin Rhodes

Today’s Inspirational Video

We end as we always begin: With our Spirit Animal Shia Labeouf.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

There’s one day left in this Challenge!

GO WRITE!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 30 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Go Into The Story – Medium

Daily Dialogue — September 30, 2017

ANNIE: Hold on. Take Sepulveda to Slauson to La Brea. Take La Brea north to Sixth into downtown. (on the phone) So what? You’ll be up late. I’m pulling an all-nighter too, so save the tears.
MAX: I’ll take the 105 east to the 110. That’s faster.
ANNIE: What?
MAX: I said, the 105 to the 110, that’ll get you there quicker.
ANNIE: The 110 turns into a parking lot around USC.
MAX: But once you get to La Brea north of Santa Monica, then it’s jammed.
ANNIE: The 110 north of the 10, you get people driving to Pasadena, and they drive slow.|
MAX: Yeah, they do, but what I do is I get off on Grand, and then I… Hey, surface roads is what you want, that’s what we’ll do.
ANNIE: Are we taking bets?
MAX: Are we?
ANNIE: But what if you’re wrong?
MAX: I don’t think I’m gonna be wrong, but if I am, the ride is free.
ANNIE: Okay, you got yourself a deal.

Collateral (2004), written by Stuart Beattie

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Transportation, suggested by Denise Garcia. Today’s recommendation by Gisela Wehrl.

Trivia: On-set, Jamie Foxx accidentally drove his car into Tom Cruise’s. Foxx was bemused to see that the crew immediately rushed to Cruise’s aid first, he being the bigger star.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary by Gisela: “L.A. it’s their hometown and both know it by heart. But Max is a also a master of his job and of words, therefore he will win the bet and will gain Annie’s respect and interest.

The scene is a great example how you can work with status. It changes Max’s role from a servant whom Annie gives orders to while not listening to him — to a interesting conversation partner.”


Daily Dialogue — September 30, 2017 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Go Into The Story – Medium

Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 29

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 29.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts.

Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive…

DO THAT!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“It’s all about what happens next, what happens next. It’s speed chess, not chess.”

— Richard Price

Today’s Inspirational Video

I recently discovered the composer Akira Rabelais whose work extends over quite a bit of musical geography. His last album “the little glass” is primarily comprised of ambient keyboard pieces. This one is especially contemplative and I find great for writing.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: Another writer reaches the peak! Kudos to Sarah Thomas!

MADE IT! Fading out now with a double deadline hit. Thanks so much for a lot wonderful of #ZD30SCRIPT fervour. It kept me going. I’m sure I can find a few fixes so I can Fade Out again Sunday.

One more day, folks! Push yourself up toward the peak. Even if you don’t quite get there, the view is amazing! And for that, the recipient of today’s Trumbo Award is Sarah Thomas!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 29 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Go Into The Story – Medium

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