by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Characters most effectively develop as a result of interacting with other characters. A standard trope in storytelling is that our protagonist will not figure out solutions to their conflicts on their own. They need experiences that will teach them what works and what doesn’t. They need training
by Ken Aguado (@kaguado) Sorry, this article is not about screenwriting. Well, some of it is, but it’s really about familiarizing yourself with some well-known tips about how to become a screenwriter. Talent is only one component of the process. Thomas Edison formulated that success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter Corey Mandell about breaking into television. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. You can also read a transcript of this episode. Corey Mandell
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Corey Mandell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Harrison Ford, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Family, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy, Radiant, Kopelson Entertainment
by Shant Yegparian (@shantyegparian) Don’t Breathe, one of the newest horror flicks to hit screens, has racked in over $75 million in the U.S. box office alone. When it first came out, Don’t Breathe held the number one spot in the box office for two consecutive weeks, beating out its competitor,
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Nick Stoller might have the most range of any writer in Hollywood. He is able to seamlessly move from writing lewd romps like Get Him to the Greek and Sex Tape to the friendliest family affair like The Muppets. Having launched his career by directing Forgetting Sarah
Read all six scripts for the AMC miniseries, The Night Manager, written by David Farr Based on the novel by John le Carré. Here’s the link for just the first episode script.
Update: The Emmys were held last night, and there weren’t too many surprises among the winners. See who won, who was nominated, and read scripts for many of your favorite Emmy-nominated shows. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week’s episode I talk with playwright/screenwriter Alecky Blythe about how her film, London Road, went from the London stage to the silver screen. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. You can
The Friday Night Lights pilot script was written by Peter Berg based on the nonfiction book by H.G. Bissinger and the 2004 film.