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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

The Art of Storytelling - Creating a Culture of Speaking Out. Storytelling - a growing community cultural development tool (based on an article first published in 1994 in Network News - the journal of Qld. Community Arts Network) I've been working as a storyteller for over 20 years now - learning more and more about the artform and more and more about storytelling's place in community and culture. Now, with some thought and, perhaps, time, I can usually choose a story and tell it in a way that a group of listeners find satisfying or challenging or reassuring. The Culture of Storytelling It's part of the culture of storytelling. It's this pact that makes it safe enough for individuals to keep on offering to tell a story. Path to CCD My path to community cultural development work has been one that it is probably quite common to a lot of artists. It wasn't long before I was able to add workshops on storytelling skills to my repertoire. Of course there's probably not a great deal of cultural development to be done by always looking at other cultures.

Writers Mentoring Program | CBS Corporation Making an Impact: In its fourteen years, a total of 105 emerging diverse writers have graduated from the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. 61 careers have been launched. The goal of the program is to positively impact the presence of diverse writers throughout the industry. How it Works There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS’ Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths. The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed. Eligibility Application Materials ~ Each submission must be complete in order to be considered. 1. 2.

Coca-Cola verandert corporate website ingrijpend ‘s Werelds grootste merk, Coca-Cola, neemt zijn corporate website grondig op de schop. In plaats van zakelijk koude informatie biedt de nieuwe site verhalen, opinies en interviews. Een eerste vluchtige blik op de vernieuwde site van The Coca-Cola Company doet eerder denken aan een blog dan een de site van een miljardenbedrijf. En dat is ook juist de bedoeling, zo blijkt. Vanochtend rond een uur of tien Nederlandse tijd verdween thecoca-colacompany.com. Oud: Nieuw: De site heet nu Coca-Cola Journey. De corporate site vervult daarmee in een keer, sterker dan voorheen, de functie van hulpmiddel bij het bouwen van het merk. Naast columns, blogs, foto’s en video’s die de vier fulltime redacteuren produceren, staat er ook de meer vertrouwde informatie, zoals pers- en kwartaalberichten, financiële presentaties, duurzaamheidsverslagen en foto’s van bestuurders. Foto: Justin Ennis (cc)

A Massive List of Spring 2018 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About Will this year's Rites of Spring include getting your hands on some cool cash for your next film? With the spring season right around the corner, it's time to unveil our seasonal grants list as the weather begins to show further signs of warmth. As always, the following opportunities are organized by deadline, from March through early June, and by category: documentaries, narratives, screenwriting, and new media. If you're looking for a head-start on a different granting season, check out our most recent summer grants, fall grants, and winter grants roundups. Note: An asterisk next to the grant title means there is an equivalent grant for both doc and narrative. As always, use your best judgment when deciding to apply. Center for Asian American Media Open Call The Center for Asian American Media will award between $15,000 and $50,000 for public television appropriate documentary programs. Deadlines: March 1 Vision Maker Media Public Media Project Fund ITVS Digital Open Call Deadline: March 2

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How to Write a TV Pilot, pt. 2: Character – Sitcom World In the first part of this series, I talked a lot about matching the right character(s) to your premise. While a lot of the fun of watching (and writing) television comes from a well-drawn ensemble cast of characters, in your pilot you’ll want to put the most focus on your protagonist. Your protagonist Most people recognize that word from high school English class as the main character of a story. The protagonist must actively cause the events of the story to occur and be motivated to achieve their goals. If your premise is that your show takes place in a haunted bakery, let’s say your protagonist is the newest owner of the bakery. So in one paragraph, you have an entire TV series. Without her motivation and the obstacle obstructing her from achieving her goals, you don’t have a show. Everything that happens in the show is because your protagonist made a choice to pursue a particular goal. Your protagonist’s goals Your protagonist must be the one who drives the story forward.

How to Find Stories for Your Brand Within Your Organization Help where do I find stories for my marketing? While it’s easy to say that stories are at the core of marketing, finding these stories may not be so easy. For many marketer’s, your company’s narratives may not be obvious. Or, they may be so familiar to you as an insider that you regard them as “ho-hum” or they may be tucked away in an obscure corner of your organization. To get started mining your firm’s stories, here’s a list of questions to help get you develop some workable concepts: Company How did your company start? Products How did your products come into being? Brands What is your brand’s history? Employees What did your company founders do? Getting these ideas to percolate is the first step. Do you have any other suggestions to add to this list to find in-house stories you can leverage in your marketing? Happy marketing, Heidi Cohen Tip of my hat to Trey Pennington for inspiring me to think about story telling and its relationship to marketing. Photo credit: KatieB50 via Flickr

Screenplay Scene Description: Amateur Writers vs. Pro Writers Often screenwriters are so busy grappling with the dynamics of their story, what their protagonist wants, what pages their act breaks are falling on, etc. they forget to address the most immediate indicator of talent — writing style. Great screenplay scene description, however, immediately communicates to your reader that your writing is at a certain level. That you haven’t just woken up one day and thought “I’m going to write a script and sell it for one million dollars!” From the very first sentence, a reader is able to place where a writer is in terms of ability. But before we get started with the amateur vs. pro screenwriters’ writing styles… Just What Makes Great Screenplay Scene Description? One of the main aspects of great script description is its ability to put clear images in the reader’s mind of exactly what the writer wants them to see. Clear, interesting, precise, vivid images help the reader fall deeper into the heart of the story. By this they mean execution and style.

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