by Fiona Wheeler Whether you’re headed to a networking event, a meeting with execs, or to coffee with an indie producer, it’s important to understand the impression your appearance and attitude are creating. At an event I attended recently, a journalist noticed my Chanel jacket, headed over and introduced herself. She’d […]
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I interview screenwriter and director Kamal Ahmed about his new quirky mob film starring William Forsythe, Laugh Killer Laugh. It’s an offbeat story about a hardened jewel thief who’s life changes when he joins a writing class. We talk about […]
by Emily Jermusyk (@EJemily24) This article contains spoilers from the series Game of Thrones, particularly the recent episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” written by Bryan Cogman. Read at your own risk. A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article listing Game of Thrones as “overrated.” For the most part, this season […]
by Gabriel Storment (@SeaStorm24) For every hero, there’s a villain. And for every good villain, there’s a bad villain. Too often in movies, the only reason villains behave badly is because if they didn’t, the hero wouldn’t have anything to do. Every hero needs a foil, but when that foil […]
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Guiding a character through a journey is a process of negotiating their inner desires and outer goals. While many films are constructed around the idea of a character that will gain one key thing over the course of the story, we sometimes forget that well-rounded characters will […]
Editors Note: This article was originally posted on the ScriptFest Blog. It is reproduced here with permission. By Signe Olynyk (@Screenwriter12) CAUTION – SPOILERS AHEAD (For the movies Life of Pi, Blackhawk Down, Despicable Me, and Wild) Adrift in a raft with a hungry tiger. Surviving in a downed helicopter […]
I never feel more myself than when I’m writing; I never enjoy any day more than a good writing day.
by Fiona Wheeler With ScriptFest, The Great American PitchFest and the Produced By Conference just around the corner, many screenwriters are wondering how to use these events to build (or begin) their networks. Every screenwriting manual will tell you that to have a lasting career as a screenwriter you must […]
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with filmmaker brothers, Jarret Tarnol and Brent Tarnol. They have completed three feature films including their latest film, See You In Valhalla, starring Sarah Hyland from Modern Family. We talk in depth about how they got their start […]
The Empire pilot script was written by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.