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Animation, Game Art, Film and Screenwriting


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Film, TV & SFX

Film industry & reviewing films

Film making

Journals, magazines & news

Film scripts

"If you want to write movie screenplays, you need to read movie screenplays – it’s just as essential as batting practice for professional baseball players. Reading in general is important, whether it’s novels, comics, or the backs of cereal boxes—even if you’re not paying attention, your brain is remembering hundreds if not thousands of subtle connections between language and storytelling". Jack Picone, New York Film Academy

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Random details that will bring your scripts to life

Sources of inspiration

British newspapers,magazines, TV and radio


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Allie Taylor

Allie Taylor

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