12 Years A Slave

ATW March 6, 2014

“What’ll Become of Me?” Finding the Real Patsey of 12 Years a Slave [Vanity Fair]

Are You Into Cary Fukunaga Yet? You Should Be [Vulture]

Oscar Gets Religion: 7 Categories We’d Like to See [Religion Dispatches]

What’s Next for This Year’s Big Oscar Winners [Indiewire]

Bob Balaban Has No Idea How He Became A Brilliant Hollywood Character Actor [BuzzFeed]

SAG-AFTRA Unveils Code of Ethics for Personal Managers [The Wrap]

The Royal Tenenbaums forum: Failure, depression, and other varieties of family fun [The Dissolve]

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth [brain pickings]

Watch John Wayne Star in 25 Classic Westerns: All Free Online [Open Culture]

Mythic mirror

The Oscars as mythic mirror

Each January, I can’t wait to read the list of Academy Award nominees. The annual ritual offers a way to review a pantheon of cultural imagery from the past year: a complex mirroring process. “Who are we? What do we […]

Oscar olympics

Oscar Olympics 2014 (Men’s Gold Medal Final)

Come watch thespians in their natural (and sometimes Botoxed) state on their ultimate quest for Oscar gold – Lifting our spirits with each muscle flex as they compete for recognition, a possible HBO deal — and even more glory than a Wheaties box — a […]

ATW January 26, 2014

20 Most Awesomely Retro Moments in Grammy History [Rolling Stone]

Lupita Nyong’o On the Fear That Guided Her 12 Years A Slave Performance [Vanity Fair]

7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity [99u]

Biggest Sundance Winners? Millennials [Cultural Weekly]

Renée Zellweger delivered an acclaimed, divisive performance in Cold Mountain [The Dissolve]

A Polar Vortex Watch List: 5 Films to Cure Your Winter (Ch)ills [word&film]

To Understand the Modern Crime Thriller, Watch Michael Mann’s Thief [Vulture]

Standing On A Seesaw, Balanced On The Cliff’s Edge, Reaching For The Brass Ring Clutched In The Eagle’s Claw [Hope for Film]

Industry Pro: Screenwriter Shane Weisfeld [Your Industry Insider]

ATW January 12, 2014

The 50 Indie Films Indiewire Wants to See in 2014 [Indiewire]

TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Top 10 Films Of 2013: Richard Lawson’s List [Vanity Fair]

Pope Francis Is a Good Man for All Religions [Huffington Post]

‘12 Years a Slave’ Screenwriter John Ridley Reflects on the Biggest Year of his Career [ssn]

Monday Prescription – 5 jobs a screenwriter must do (with examples from Awards-season screenplays)  [Film Doctor]

50 Ways to Find Inspiration: Create, Explore, Expand [Tiny Buddha]

Does Prince Charming Really Need to Be Reinvented? [The Atlantic]

The “F” Word: 5 Steps to Practice Forgiveness [intent blog]

ATW December 26, 2013

The Indie Film Industry’s Top Films of 2013 and New Year Resolutions [Indiewire]

August: Osage County Playwright Tracy Letts On His Hospital-Room Marriage and Claire Danes’s “Giant Baby” [Vanity Fair]

6 Exciting Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014 [Mashable]

‘Get a Horse!’ Animator Lauren MacMullan Reveals How Mickey Mouse Got the 3D Update in Classic Style [ssn]

7 Highlights From the Casting Directors Roundtable [Mentorless]

Year in Review: In Memoriam 2013 [MSN]

The 16 Best New Television Shows Of 2013 [BuzzFeed]

39 Life Lessons I’ve Learned In 39 Years [MindBodyGreen]

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: John Ridley on 12 Years a Slave’s ‘WTF Moment’ [Vulture]

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