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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


19 - Writer Amanda Bermudez - Research vs Writing, & Listening to the Right People

On the show today we have Screenwriter, Amanda Bermudez.

Amanda J. Bermudez is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Her past works include The Face of the Earth, Hunt, and an adaptation of W.H. Auden’s The Sea and the Mirror. 

She is a National Merit Scholar, recipient of the Jameson Prize, a Writer’s Digest National Award Winner, nominee for the Spotlight Culture & Heritage Award, winner of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival writing competition, and was named one of the Top 100 Emerging Screenwriters in 2017. Her first solo-written feature film, Blood, Sweat, and Lies premiered earlier this year.

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Cinequest festival

Sharp Objects (tv mini series)

Paul Giamatti (actor)

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Joshua Bermudez (actor)

Lynne Ramsay (director)

You Were Never Really Here (film)

IMDb Pro

Final Draft screenwriting softwar

Writer Duet screenwriting software

Highland screenwriting software

Celtx screenwriting software

Fade In screenwriting software

No Film School

John August (screenwriting resources)


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