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S. Breckenridge Hood
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S. Breckenridge Hood is a writer of Preposterous Films.
S. Breckenridge Hood is a writer of Preposterous Films.

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The Rewrite Questionnaire:
95% of feature screenplays submitted to festivals and contests, as well as agencies and managers, fail in three areas: Character, Tension, and Development. Here are 20 questions that focus on these areas. As you reread your first draft, ask yourself which s...

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Why The Success of Fifty Shades of Grey is Pretty Great for the Movie Industry.
by Levin Menekse I recently watched Fifty Shades of Grey. What I thought about it doesn't matter, what matters for me, and for you, is that it probably made 50 times more money than your favorite movie. "But I'm an artist/art lover" you say "I don't care ho...

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Well, check out the latest video from Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, and Mystical... which also stars on trumpet, my talented blonde daughter SOPHIE HOOD!!!

(I can't help myself. I'm absurdly proud.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ognnZ3r2qyQ

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Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, says Amazon will be funding mid-budget, independently-spirited, artist-driven movies and television. "Creating great work requires creating a great environment for filmmakers." 

Want to know how to write screenplays for the digital age? Read my interview on Genre Hacks.

http://genrehacks.blogspot.com/2015/03/how-to-write-screenplays-for-amazon.html

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Here's a little taste of what I taught yesterday in my screenwriting class at USC. (the unclipped, fully explained version.)

http://genrehacks.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-new-class-at-usc.html

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Read my short Halloween piece, "Stage Blood," in the Hollywood journal!
It begins, "It is twenty years ago, and I am watching Tiffany, apple-faced and wholesome, holding a straight razor and standing in a bathtub filled with blood..."

http://hollywoodjournal.com/industry-impressions/stage-blood/20141031/

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I actually use this app a lot and would recommend it.

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Alice woke up wondering where she was, how she got there, why her hands were bloody, and how it had happened again.

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Friday Filmmaker Finds - July 10th Edition!
Yet another blog by Levin Menekse Hello everyone, nice to see you again for another edition of Friday Filmmaker Finds! This week, we have it all! Inspiration, intimidation and some practical advice! Let's begin with intimidation because that's just the funn...

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How to Give Feedback
Hello guys and gals, welcome to the flip-side of my earlier article: "Getting and Processing Feedback" On first impression, giving feedback seems like an altruistic thing to do. You're helping someone else, right? It's a good, nice thing, like helping an ol...
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