Exclusive Interviews with Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers and a Deep Dive into Character and Story Exploration (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, senior Script contributor Susan Kouguell interviews filmmakers from Tribeca Film Festival, and William Dickerson examines point of view from Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange. Plus, an intimate interview with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo.
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In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, senior Script contributor Susan Kouguell interviews filmmakers from Tribeca Film Festival, and William Dickerson examines point of view from Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange. Plus, an intimate interview with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo.

Interview with Souad Egyptian Filmmaker Ayten Amin

Interview with Souad Egyptian Filmmaker Ayten Amin

SOUD still. Courtesy of VIVID Reels

Susan Kouguell Interviews Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin about her new feature Souad.

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From Script to Screen: Point of View in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

From Script to Screen: Point of View in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange, Warner Bros.

In this series of articles, William Dickerson continues to examine the script-to-screen translations of scenes from notable films. After all, the entire point of writing a screenplay is to transcend the act of writing itself, to “show, not tell.”

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How Janicza Bravo and Zola Are Changing the Narrative

How Janicza Bravo and Zola Are Changing the Narrative

(L-R) Riley Keough, Taylour Paige. Photo by Anna Kooris, A24

Script contributor Thuc Nguyen speaks one-on-one with Zola director/co-writer Janicza Bravo about casting, landing on visual creative choices, and her advice for women to stay in their power.

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Why Spec Scripts Fail: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 1

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 1

Ghostbusters (2016). Columbia Pictures.

Script contributor Stewart Farquar dives deep into why female character parts in movies are left on the sidelines and why it's important to make sure their parts are equally as well-written as their male counterparts.

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Interview with Academy Award-Winning Producer Maryann Garger

Interview with Academy Award-Winning Producer Maryann Garger

Script contributor Michael Lee Simpson interviews award-winning producer Maryann Garger about her journey developing and producing animation films and working on the Academy Award-winning animated short film If Anything Happens I Love You.

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Indie Spotlight: Interview with Let Us In Director/Co-Writer Craig Moss

Indie Spotlight: Interview with Let Us In Director/Co-Writer Craig Moss

Makenzie Moss as Emily in the Sci-Fi / Thriller film, LET US IN, a Samuel Goldwyn Films release. Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Let Us In director/co-writer Craig Moss about this screenwriting journey of making a living off of the spec market, his foray into directing parody films in changing genres, and landing on his new sci-fi/thriller film Let Us In.

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Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Mark Romansky

Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Mark Romansky

Script contributor Nanea Taylor shines the spotlight on screenwriter Mark Romansky.

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Writing Effective, Unbiased Narration for Documentaries

Writing Effective, Unbiased Narration for Documentaries

While narrators are used to bridging gaps and providing context in documentaries, they can also lend gravitas, levity, pathos, or whatever mood the filmmaker wants to convey. That doesn’t necessarily make them biased or unreliable narrators.

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Meet the Reader: Where the Script Takes You

Meet the Reader: Where the Script Takes You

As a writer, when our characters and stories won’t go where we want them to, it is not our job to force them to. Instead, it is our obligation is follow them where they want to take us—to go where the script takes us.

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Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.

From Script

Approaching Comedy from a Personal Perspective and Tapping into Your Unique Writer’s Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with masters of comedy, screenwriter Tim Long ('The Simpsons') and writer-director Dan Mazer (Borat Subsequent Movie) about their collaboration on their film 'The Exchange', and filmmaker Trent O’Donnell on his new film 'Ride the Eagle' co-written with actor Jake Johnson ('New Girl'). Plus, tips on how to tap into your unique voice and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not accepting feedback on your writing.

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Proest Dalgron: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn proest dalgron, a Welsh quatrain form.

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

In this post, we look at what a palindrome is when it comes to writing, including several examples of palindromes.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time to set a trap.

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

Children's author Christine Evans shares how repetition is good for growing readers and gives you the tools to write your story's perfect refrain.

From Our Readers

Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.