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When it comes to the elite writer/directors, there is a level of style and flavor that all the greats have about their film(s). Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Guy Ritchie, Greta Gerwig, Wes Anderson, Chloe Zhao, Taika Watiti, Ridley Scott… each of these directors’ films feel completely different than the others on the list. Why is that? In this article I want to talk about style, also commonly referred to as voice, or brand, and hopefully get you to consider what your brand as a writer is; and identify what makes it unique different – and ultimately able...

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“Voice” is a term that gets thrown around a lot in screenwriting. Ask enough agents and managers, and eventually you’ll hear that they’re looking for a “fresh voice.” But what does that really mean? The FX TV series ATLANTA is a great source to look at for this question. It has an extremely particular “voice.” It’s funny, dramatic, often in the same scenes, and has a bizarre sense of humor, sometimes even a surreal one. In episode 8 of Season 1, “The Club”, Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius go to a nightclub together. Darius has previously talked to Earn about...

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