by Fiona Wheeler Your online musings can help or hurt your screenwriting career. Why can’t our work just speak for itself? Word-of-mouth makes or breaks a film. When screenwriters participate online, it shows we understand and respect the fundamental role social media plays in nourishing the entertainment industry. Use this quick
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) All too often, storytellers deal with the themes in their stories as an afterthought. It’s unfortunate when we fail to realize that the theme is actually what the story is about. It’s the truth that our hero must learn over the course of the story. It’s easy
by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) Let’s face it, every family member and friend you give your script to will think of something positive to say about it. Your mom will claim genius and your best friend will wonder out loud if you’ll thank him or her in your Oscar speech. But,
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with Alan Trezza about how he got his film, Burying The Ex, directed by Joe Dante, produced. Once he finished the screenplay Alan sent it out to his contacts and while people seemed to like the material he
by Fiona Wheeler Whether it’s producing, acting, directing or writing, being involved in independent theater productions can increase a screenwriter’s knowledge, skills, and experience. 1. Writing for Stage In Tales from the Screen Trade William Goldman wrote, “When a novel dies, or a movie, it’s usually at least a year
The Broad City pilot script was written by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.
The Black-ish pilot script was written by Kenya Barris.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) External goals are the lifeblood of great scripts. We need to SEE the protagonist solving a problem, finding an object, or arriving at a destination. While the internal goal of a character may be what drives the emotions and themes in the story, nothing can happen until
by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) So, you’ve finally made the decision to jump right in and write your first screenplay. I mean, hey, if Hollywood can produce Gigli, surely you’ve got a shot, right? But, before you sit at your desk and write the next Hurt Locker, you’ve got these five
The Transparent pilot script was written by Jill Soloway.