ATW August 13, 2013

• How to Make a TV Drama in the Twitter Age [The New York Times]

• Samuel L. Jackson: What I’ve Learned [Esquire]

• Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From Rachel Green [Hello Giggles]

• Star Script Doctor Damon Lindelof Explains the New Rules of Blockbuster Screenwriting [Vulture]

• How Do We Successfully Connect? [Huffington Post]

• The Last Great Movie I Saw: John Hodgman on Full Metal Jacket [The Dissolve]

• Once Upon a Time at the Office: 10 Storytelling Tips to Help You Be More Persuasive [Fast Company]

• The future of storytelling: People want to befriend characters and influence their decisions [TNW]

• Step Out of Career Limbo [Mimosa Lotus]

ATW Talking Points
May 14, 2013

• My Medical Choice [The New York Times]

• The Album That Changed Our World [Huffington Post]

• Michael Douglas on Playing Liberace, His Son’s Imprisonment, and Beating Stage-Four Cancer [Vulture]

• America’s Blackest Jewish Writer [Tablet]

• That Screenplay Thing I Do. [Doug Richardson]

• Pitch This: Disney Afternoon Assemble! [Nerdist News]

• Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sings David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On Board the International Space Stationl [Open Culture]

• The Business of Screenwriting: Everything you wanted to know about specs [The Black List]


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