Harry Potter Screenwriter Set to Co-Write ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

Harry Potter Screenwriter Set to Co-Write ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

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As much as we love the Harry Potter films, all Potter fans can pretty much agree that the, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was very disappointing. Out of all the Potter films this one has the lowest rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 37%.     According to CNBC it also has the lowest bow office haul, with a total of $160 Million dollars, which may seem like a lot, but when it comes to Potter it’s not even scratching the surface. Its first film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, holds a box office haul …

Jessica Knoll Set Out to Be Successful. Why Is That a Bad Thing?

Jessica Knoll Set Out to Be Successful. Why Is That a Bad Thing?

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March 21st saw The Cut’s publication of Maggie Bullock’s interview with bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Favorite Sister, Jessica Knoll. The interview is entitled “How to Be a Writer and Still Get Really, Really Rich,” and is part of a series called Get That Money, described by The Cut as ‘an exploration of the many ways we think about our finances — what we earn, what we have, and what we want. As part of the series, we’re interviewing women about how they feel about their bank balances.’ The interview features Knoll—whose first book Luckiest Girl Alive is being made …

8 Writing Apps That Will Change Your Life

8 Writing Apps That Will Change Your Life

Via Giphy Computers have changed the nature of writing due to all the help with which we are offered by dedicated writing devices. These devices allow us to power through a draft without stopping to read over and over again. Some might say the distinction between revision and composition has begun to erode entirely.   Many are of the opinion that the pen is still mightier than the keyboard, but for those of you who are breaking the tradition and typing out your work, here are some brilliant apps to help you create the perfect piece of prose in less time than you ever imagined. …

Kazuo Ishiguro Wrote a Screenplay About a Guy Who Eats a Ghost

Kazuo Ishiguro Wrote a Screenplay About a Guy Who Eats a Ghost

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Kazuo Ishiguro won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. With novels like An Artist of the Floating World and Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro’s win was much-deserved.   It’s also kind of surprising considering, in the 1980s, he wrote a screenplay for the BBC about a guy who eats a ghost. It was called The Gourmet and it actually sounds kind of cool. When he’s not writing about artists during World War II or doomed clones, Ishiguro apparently likes writing about obsessive foodies (a.k.a. gourmets) in London searching for unusual dishes.   The main character is Manley who has a …

7 Screenwriting Tips from Hollywood’s Top Screenwriter

7 Screenwriting Tips from Hollywood’s Top Screenwriter

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Want to be a screenwriter? One of Hollywood’s most respected screen writers Aaron Sorkin has shared seven top tips, all of which can be found here.    Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind The Social Network, The West Wing, Moneyball and most recently Molly’s Game, starring Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain, delivered his screenwriting tips ahead of the Molly’s Game premiere in Toronto on Friday.   Image Via Hollywood Reporter    Included in these tips is some valuable advice from the late Carrie Fisher, who, while Sorkin was struggling with a drug addiction, phoned him out of the blue to tell him “I know you think …