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Posted in Uncategorized, on 16 February 2017, by , 0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Spring session of Diane Bell’s course in screenwriting at the fabulous Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver.

The course covers the basics of screenwriting while providing the support and encouragement you need to write a first draft.  If you’ve had an idea for a screenplay and are looking for the inspiration and tools you need to get it finished, this is the class for you.

More info and sign up here.

 

 

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Posted in News, Rebel Heart Film Community, Screenwriting, Uncategorized, Workshops, on 11 October 2016, by , 1 Comments

So, it’s been a while. In fact, it’s been so long, I’m not sure I remember how to do this.

Some of you have reached out to me and asked what’s going on. Is Rebel Heart Film still a thing?   Because Chris and I haven’t taught a workshop in many months or even planned one. I haven’t written any blogs, have rarely posted on our Facebook page, tweeted more about politics than films. For the last six months, I’ve more or less disappeared from the Rebel Heart world.

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Posted in Uncategorized, on 1 June 2016, by , 0 Comments

So thrilled to share that Obselidia, my first film, will be screening at the Bug Theater in Denver on Saturday as part of the Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival.

When they reached out to me and asked if I would like to share one of my films there, I was absolutely honored.  Thrilled to be considered a Colorado filmmaker!

I hesitated about which film we should share; but as my very first screening in my new home state, it felt appropriate that we show Obselidia.  Like your first love or your first kiss, no matter how long I live, there will never be another film like it for me.  This movie is like my heart, it’s very pure and innocent, and I will love it forever.

If you’re in Denver, please come and see it, or if you’ve already seen it, please tell your friends.

I look forward to seeing you there!

— Diane

PS for more info about the screening, click HERE

 

 

 

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Posted in Career Advice, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 15 March 2016, by , 4 Comments

I’m writing this in Denver, Colorado, my new home.

I lived in LA for ten years. I went there because a script I wrote got optioned and I stayed to do the rewrite. I remember when I arrived in LA how I loved overhearing people talk about movies at every table in every restaurant, how it made me feel like I’d found my home when everyone in any given café seemed to be working on their scripts and hustling to get their films made, just as I was. I felt like I was at the Cannes film festival…but it went on all year! I loved it. I did not however plan to stay; I fully intended to return to my life in Barcelona, Spain after delivering my script.

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Posted in Filmmaking Tips, Of Dust and Bones, Post Production, Uncategorized, on 21 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

So much is written about screenwriting and shooting films, but it seems there’s very little on what it is to finish a film, which is often a long and emotionally challenging process. As I prepare to begin the final sound mix on OF DUST AND BONES next week, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on post-production, particularly to help those who might be approaching it for the first time.

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Posted in Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 9 January 2016, by , 2 Comments

We live in a world of instant gratification. If we want something, we want it now. We don’t want to wait.

We also live in a world where we measure success in dollars and cents and in the numbers of likes or followers on a social media page. External validation is everything.

As filmmakers, what this means is that we often feel an incredible pressure to succeed – both quickly and visibly. Success for our movie means:

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