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Posts tagged ‘screenplays’


How to Predict Creative Success

I’ve received many emails from former students on the New York Times front page article dealing with the claims of The Worldwide Motion Picture Group that they can use statistics to predict the success of a film while it’s still in the development process. Read more »


The Three Act Structure: a Creative Straightjacket

There are those who claim that a film must have a three-act structure, and they often claim that Aristotle gave this “rule” to us. In fact, there were no acts as we define the term today in Greek drama, and Aristotle did not talk about acts at all because the plays he analyzed were all presented in a single continuous performance. Read more »