Film Stories issue 13 (February 2020): full details, and order your copy here

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Film Stories magazine begins its second full year with a big, exclusive look behind the scenes of Wittertainment – and a whole lot more.

As this post is being written, issue 13 of Film Stories magazine – cover dated February 2020 – is on the printing presses, ahead of its journey out into the world week commencing January 22nd. We’re already recording record preorders for the issue, too, which might have something to do with the eight-page exclusive cover feature. If you’d like to secure your copy, you can subscribe now and receive it, or preorder the issue via mail order.

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If the buttons haven’t appeared – it can be fiddly on mobile devices – the link to our shop is here.

The magazine will also be in select WHSmith stores around the country, and at the BFI shop in London. But again, we’re already experiencing quite a run on this one.

Here’s the full front cover…

And inside?

  • Behind the scenes of Wittertainment: just how does the world-conquering Kermode & Mayo Film Review programme come together?
  • What screenwriting and editing programmes do the pros use, and what are the worthwhile low cost alternatives?
  • Filmmaker mode: what is it, and does your telly really need it?
  • The ground-breaking (female) studio executive of the 1980s
  • Franchises not included! The 2020 movies to watch out for, that don’t have Roman numerals or colons in the title
  • The DVD and Blu-ray labels working to keep the special edition release alive
  • The shlock-horror double bill of British cinema in 1974
  • Amblimation: the story behind Steven Spielberg’s attempt to do battle with Disney animation
  • ASMR in the movies
  • Scandinavian composers: we talk to some of the musicians whose work is influencing movies more and more
  • Plus lots of reviews, news features, bits of mayhem and our regular Gerard Butler-themed quiz

Plus! Amongst the 20+ paid writers in this issue, five are getting their first ever paid print writing work.

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