Blog

How to Act Using the Four Elements

How to Act Using the Four Elements

There are a lot of acting techniques but one is relatively unknown to a lot of people, acting with the elements. Using the elements earth, water, fire and air you can get into character fast without having to explore the motives of your character’s emotions as you do with method acting. Read on to learn how you can make the elements work for you. We have all met the elements in the form of people. We have all seen them…

Read More Read More

How to Stay Creative in Self Quarantine

How to Stay Creative in Self Quarantine

How do we snap out of this “whiff of death” stage? That seems to be where we are right now, as the protagonists in our own movies. Everything was “fun and games” until a huge plot twist came out of nowhere. The “bad guys” showed up, potentially lethal, impartial, invisible and moving fast around the globe, hitting us with the “whiff of death”. But all a protagonist needs is a fresh idea to act as a catalyst and propel them…

Read More Read More

That BLEEPING logline!

That BLEEPING logline!

I hate loglines! Who hasn’t said it at one point? I certainly did. I never thought I would get the hang of making a decent logline. They seemed as impossible as climbing Mount Everest in stilettos. You start al like “I can do this” but after a day of work, letters start to dance in front of your eyes and every attempt seems worse than the last. You start to wonder who the idiot was who thought explaining a hundred…

Read More Read More

Do What Zack Ward Does and Keep Winning at What You Love

Do What Zack Ward Does and Keep Winning at What You Love

Living the Hollywood dream sounds so glamorous, but what is it really like? I got to ask actor, voice actor, producer, screenwriter, director and editor Zack Ward, who has worked in the industry since he was eight, all about it. Are you ready to have your bubble popped? Then read on… Zack Ward, the man with a 124 credits to his name for acting, voice acting, directing, producing, editing and writing, the founder of Grit Film Works and CEO of…

Read More Read More

3 Ways Writers Can Get Noticed By Helping Others

3 Ways Writers Can Get Noticed By Helping Others

Is your writing on the money? But there is no money in your pocket to pay for contest fees or pitching time? Do you want to get noticed? Score your first screenwriting credit? Then keep reading. I’ve been writing for six yearsEntered my screenplays into contests. I even traveled to a pitching festival in Los Angeles. (I live in Holland.) But all of this costs money, money this screenwriter working a partime job, did not always have. So how was…

Read More Read More

Interview by Yitzi Weiner of Authority Magazine

Interview by Yitzi Weiner of Authority Magazine

So I got asked to be interviewed. Well there is something I don’t get asked every day. Of course I said yes! Read what he asked me in the copied interview below or click on the link to read the original. http://medium.com/authority-magazine/screenwriter-marjolein-smit-be-in-the-now-being-in-the-moment-and-thinking-on-the-spot-really-7e8aea25e530 Screenwriter Marjolein Smit: “Be in the now; Being in the moment and thinking on the spot, really is a great way to find treasure” Yitzi Weiner in Authority Magazine Follow Jul 12 · 10 min read …Be in the now. Great things happen…

Read More Read More

How do I become a screenwriter?

How do I become a screenwriter?

Well you can just start writing your first screenplay, like I did. But then you will most likely find out that it was not up to scratch, like I did. It does not really matter because you learn from it and search for ways to do better because of it. But why not save yourself the trouble? If you have access to the internet then you have the biggest tool you need for the job already at your disposal. All…

Read More Read More