I finally have the chance to write and direct my first student film. You probably remember that this has been my dream since I was small. The time has come and I can’t wait to share my vision and stories with you and everyone else, but I need your help!
Specifically, I need $500.00!
You can help me raise money for 'INTRUDER' on GoFundMe here.
Thank you so much! You inspire me!

I finally have the chance to write and direct my first student film. You probably remember that this has been my dream since I was small. The time has come and I can’t wait to share my vision and stories with you and everyone else, but I need your help!

Specifically, I need $500.00!

You can help me raise money for 'INTRUDER' on GoFundMe here.

Thank you so much! You inspire me!

Gabriel Figueroa: The man who created the Mexican sky

6 October 2014 Last updated at 02:04 BST

Gabriel Figueroa was one of the most influential cinematographers during Mexico’s golden age of cinema.

His evocative work created a visually stunning representation of the country, and his influence extended to filmmakers in both Mexico and America, as well as Mexico’s celebrated mural artists.

His work is on display at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC until 3 November.

Figueroa’s son talked to the BBC about his father’s legacy and the lasting impact of his work in Mexico.

Filmed and edited by Bill McKenna

Recommended Reading
Screenwriting 101: by FILM CRIT HULKIMHO this is the essential screenwriting book. If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting, read this book. You can switch between HULK TEXT and normal text. If you’ve never read FILM CRIT HULK, he writes in all caps. It’s his thing - but it’s easy to fix. 

Here’s his blog at Badass Digest.
For an uber-in-depth breakdown of screenwriting, check out: THE COMPLETE FILM CRIT HULK ARCHIVE
Jane in ProgressJane Espenson has worked on every single Joss Whedon show, (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time, Torchwood, Caprica, Gilmore Girls, etc. Basically, all your favorite shows. 
johnaugust.comThis is the professional blog of screenwriter John August. His screenwriting credits include Go, Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Titan A.E., Charlie and Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. 
Basically, subscribe to his blog and read everything he posts. 
Scriptnotes (podcast)While you’re at it, subscribe to Scriptnotes, his free podcast with Craig Mazin. Mazin writes movies that everybody sees and lots of people love to hate. The archive episodes are available if you subscribe via Libsyn for $2.99 a month. This information and insight is kind of priceless, and unlike ANY other screenwriting advice you may have heard before. 
Nerdist Writers Panel (podcast)Here’s another fantastic podcast about screenwriting and the business of writing television. For those paying attention, Pixar writes their movies in a very similar fashion to a TV writer’s room, so if you wanna write on the same level as Pixar, you gotta listen to these folks. 
Children of Tendu (podcast)Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Jose Molina explain everything you need to know about working as a TV writer. Must listen, it’s only 13 episodes. 

Recommended Reading

Screenwriting 101: by FILM CRIT HULK
IMHO this is the essential screenwriting book. If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting, read this book. You can switch between HULK TEXT and normal text. If you’ve never read FILM CRIT HULK, he writes in all caps. It’s his thing - but it’s easy to fix. 

Here’s his blog at Badass Digest.

For an uber-in-depth breakdown of screenwriting, 
check out: THE COMPLETE FILM CRIT HULK ARCHIVE

Jane in Progress
Jane Espenson has worked on every single Joss Whedon show, (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time, Torchwood, Caprica, Gilmore Girls, etc. Basically, all your favorite shows. 

johnaugust.com
This is the professional blog of screenwriter John August. His screenwriting credits include Go, Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Titan A.E., Charlie and Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. 

Basically, subscribe to his blog and read everything he posts. 

Scriptnotes (podcast)
While you’re at it, subscribe to Scriptnotes, his free podcast with Craig Mazin. Mazin writes movies that everybody sees and lots of people love to hate. The archive episodes are available if you subscribe via Libsyn for $2.99 a month. This information and insight is kind of priceless, and unlike ANY other screenwriting advice you may have heard before. 

Nerdist Writers Panel (podcast)
Here’s another fantastic podcast about screenwriting and the business of writing television. For those paying attention, Pixar writes their movies in a very similar fashion to a TV writer’s room, so if you wanna write on the same level as Pixar, you gotta listen to these folks. 

Children of Tendu (podcast)
Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Jose Molina explain everything you need to know about working as a TV writer. Must listen, it’s only 13 episodes. 

Scriptnotes Episode 164: link
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Scriptnotes Episode 164: link

Craig and John talk with Guardians co-writer Nicole Perlman about the development of this summer’s blockbuster, and her two years as part of Marvel’s in-house writing program. It’s a great look at how movies get started, and the dozens of drafts you didn’t see on the big screen.