In this week’s round-up from ScriptMag.com, learn key tips on how to successfully network on social media as a writer, interviews with "Last of Us" video game writer Neil Druckmann, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head writer Malcolm Spellman, and more!
INTERVIEW: The Last of Us Writer Neil Druckmann
With his ever-evolving body of work, it’s safe to say that Neil Druckmann has graduated from storyteller to auteur. Neil speaks with Sonya Alexander and shares insight on world-building for video games, how The Last of Us strikes a personal chord, and what types of stories he's inspired to write.
In the Writer's Corner: Social Media Etiquette
Typically the Twitter Screenwriting Community is a positive place where screenwriters network and support one another. But if you're new to the community, it can be a little intimidating to navigate the social norms - Nanea Taylor shares her social networking etiquette tips.
INTERVIEW: Malcolm Spellman, Head Writer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Malcolm Spellman shares his journey on how he found his footing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), stepping out of his comfort zone as a storyteller and what the Marvel Studios creative system has taught him while crafting The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for TV.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Film Fest Writer/Director Marshall Cook
Script's Editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Film Fest writer/director Marshall Cook. They dig deep into the spirit of his new film, the creation of the medley of characters, and practical advice in navigating film festivals. Plus, Marshall shares a bit of wisdom on how to keep your eye on the prize as a storyteller.
Business of Creating
You know how to write. You create compelling characters, write scintillating dialogue, and plot is your middle name. Your mother thinks you’re very talented. If only you knew the ins and outs of marketing and selling your masterpiece. In other words, how do you tackle the business side of creating?
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Shoplifters of the World Writer/Director Stephen Kijak
Script’s Editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Shoplifters of the World writer/director Stephen Kijak. The two discuss how his documentary filmmaking background informed his narrative storytelling, using songs for character development, and what his writing process looks like.