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Author: Anastasia Marshall

After a hectic few years working in TV drama, Anastasia was seduced away from the bright lights of London to travel & write around Europe. Now she blogs about her adventures and encourages people to think that her life is way more glamorous than it actually is.


We love the escapism of a good horror film. If you want to write a truly great blood-curdling horror, these are the essentials you need to understand.

Ava DuVernay has returned to Netflix for a new five-part miniseries on the Central Park Five, seeking to examine racism in the criminal justice system.

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, for no reason at all, your creativity just goes on strike. Find out how to beat the dreaded writer’s block.

No guidelines matter unless your screenplay is good enough. Give your screenplay the best shot by following our handy guide to festival circuit success.

Avoid these most common blunders and your treatment may just make it into the mythical “consider” pile. (Yes, it does exist.)

How do movies keep you invested in their characters' purpose? One simple but effective rule: Don’t give your characters what they want, but what they need.

Your first draft is done – next comes the challenge of the script editor: tweaking and polishing before your script is finally ready for the big wide world.

The nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards saw 'Westworld' and 'Saturday Night Live' taking the lead with 22 nods apiece.

The daily debrief: Film Daily rounds up all your essential industry news, from the line-up at this year’s TIFF festival to Woody Allen’s next feature film.