Screenwriter Eduardo Albuquerque on Finding Your Own Themes (Interview)

Screenwriting is no easy task, and anyone hoping to get into this competitive field is likely to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of screenwriting advice you can find online these days. 

But our interview with professional screenwriter Eduardo Albuquerque

Microsoft Is Running Out Of Excuses To Say ‘Starfield' Is An Xbox Exclusive

We're back in this news cycle, when PlayStation fans attempt to read between the lines to see whether Bethesda titles are still coming to their platform of choice, despite Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of the company and all of its …

Interview: Laavanya Hunt on Contemporary Television Production

Ahh, Hollywood. We know it so well for bringing us the biggest blockbusters of the last 100 years or so, but only on rare occasions do we associate it with television production. 

A great deal of the TV shows you

Great Tips: How to Make Money as an Independent Filmmaker

If you tell your family and close friends that you're going to pursue a career as an independent filmmaker, you're probably going to encounter some cynical looks and maybe even hear some concerns about making a living in this particular

The Producer's Toolbox: Michelle Nguyen on Leading Production at Dakota Pictures

Today we're going to talk about producers, organization, and leadership. 

Even on the most laid-back of sets, without these three ingredients, the demands and deadlines of pro-level productions would never be met.

But don't worry, these topics aren't as bland

An Interview with Woonyea Han on Hollywood After COVID-19

The Idea Trader recently had the chance to speak with actor and filmmaker Woonyea Han, a consummate performer from South Korea who now lives and works in the United States.

Her list of accomplishments is too long to detail here,

Israeli Defense Force soldier Max Levin, receiver of an israeli Purple Heart, discusses new book “Under the Stretcher,” details Operation Protective Edge

Today we’re talking to Max Levin, former Israeli Defense Force soldier and author of the recently published Under The Stretcher (Red Penguin Books). Under The Stretcher tells Max’s story, from growing up in St. Louis to entering the battlefield in

Amazing Tap Dance Routines

Some routines include choreography, while others are improvised, with great facial expressions and various acrobatic movements.

Some of these routines have been rehearsed in front of a live audience, while others were seen during the 1930s.

How to become a

Friday Fun Day Ideas For Work

A fun day at work is a great way to keep everyone healthy and positive. This is a time for relaxation and to explore new concepts.

It is always good to have a Friday fun day at work and you …

Tips For Improving Your Speaking Voice

A lot of people ask me about how to improve their speaking voice.

Sometimes people think that because I have a normal speaking voice that I have no advice to give about improving my speaking voice.

The reality is that …

How To Improve Singing Voice Quickly

If you were listening to the other voices, you would notice that everyone sounds the same when they are talking.

To help you become a master of the art of singing, you must learn the basics because there is no …

Tips For Improving Your Singing Voice

You may think it’s impossible to get a professional-quality voice by listening to the radio or singing along with your favorite song, but the truth is, it’s really not as hard as it seems.

You just need to know how …

Books On Becoming Happy

They will be grouped into three different types: those that give specific methods and tools to help you be happy, those that give general principles and ideas about happiness, and those that focus on general principles and ideas of happiness.…

Tips For A Productive Band Practice

Writing down the goals you want to accomplish and making a mental note of the thing you're going to work on makes it much easier to make progress.

By having this list of what you want to do, you can …

Reading Habits Of Great Writers

Every writer has their own habits to fall back on when a scene is stuck, or a character is acting out of character.

Often we rely on a ritual or behavior to help us remember what we're supposed to be …

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Podcast? - A Guide

Introduction

Podcasting remains a popular medium among listeners of all ages. It essentially serves as a crowd-sourced version of talk radio, where anyone can say what they want and build an audience around their unique perspective.

So what equipment do

List of Social Activities for Adults: Fun Ideas to Try Today

Introduction

Adult life can be incredibly busy at times. After all, many of us are required to dedicate large amounts of time to our careers. And on top of all that, we also make time for our friends and our …

Books for Guys Who Don’t Like to Read - The Idea Trader

Introduction

Let’s face the facts: it’s the 21st century and it can be difficult to set time aside to read a book, especially if you weren’t a big reader as a child.

Many classic memoirs and works of fiction were

Weekly Update, 9/30/18

New Paint Aims to Cool Buildings

A new polymer coating has been proven to reflect a majority of solar energy. The polymer uses a network of micro cavities to reflect light rather than trapping it.

The most immediate practical application

Weekly Update, 9/2/18

Nintendo Fans Await ‘Animal Crossing’ Switch Announcement

This past summer’s E3 was missing some major players. For one, there was no announcement from Nintendo of a new ‘Animal Crossing’ game for the Switch.

Then, just last week, Nintendo released a

Anthony Bourdain: a Legacy of Food, Culture, and Travel

In the mid-aughts when his show No Reservations premiered, Anthony Bourdain was the punk rock writer/chef America didn’t know it needed. Growing up in suburban, middle class New Jersey in the ‘60s, Bourdain always had a thirst for just the

Spotlight in Screenwriting: an Interview with Karolyn Carnie

Humans inherently love great writing, and literary classics can come from any corner of recorded history. From Homer’s “The Odyssey” to George Orwell’s “1984,” stories told through written language have served as the foundation for countless films. According to a

Behind the Big Screen: an Interview with Gemma Karlsen

How do the most talented actors and actresses seemingly become entirely different people every few months, completely evolving to new roles and personalities? This is a tough question to answer, but luckily we have some valuable insight on the subject

A Mexico Mystery: What Happened to the Sharps?

Mexico has been getting some bad press lately with its drug problem and corruption in the government.

The last thing it needs is a mysterious death at one of its tourist destinations.

Or four.

Authorities in Mexico are currently investigating

Did Sister Jean Not Believe in Divine Providence?

She is not a mascot, but a chaplain.

But you would have a hard time distinguishing between the two when it comes to the men’s basketball team at little Loyola University of Chicago, for it seems the team rallied around …

Will This Be The New World War or Cold War?

We all know this was coming at some point, right?

But while we thought this war would involve nuclear or atomic weapons, could it be possible that the weapon of choice this time around might actually be trade tariffs, and …

Iran Continues to Mount Tensions Against the U.S.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is well known as being accused by many in the West for sponsoring, financing and promoting of terror activities around the Middle East and in parts of the Western world.

Apparently, Iran is doing more …

Moving Through Jell-O Pudding: Cliff Huxtable’s Troubles

Cliff Huxtable has needed his television wife, Claire, who was an attorney.

He’s trying very hard to not have to eat Jell-O pudding for the rest of his natural life.

Bill Cosby has been a popular comedian and television star …

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