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
Susan Kouguell Interviews Egyptian filmmaker Ayten Amin about her new feature Souad.
From Script to Screen: Point of View in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange
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.”
How Janicza Bravo and Zola Are Changing the Narrative
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.
Why Spec Scripts Fail: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 1
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.
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.
Indie Spotlight: Interview with Let Us In Director/Co-Writer Craig Moss
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.
Where Genre Has No Limits: Spotlight on Screenwriter Mark Romansky
Script contributor Nanea Taylor shines the spotlight on screenwriter Mark Romansky.
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.
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.