In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script, with insight from A-List writers. Learn how to utilize technology for immersive storytelling with savant filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, learn about Hollywood silent era trailblazer Jeanie MacPherson, and script ownership rights. Plus, exclusive interviews with The Night House screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, Ma Belle, My Beauty filmmaker Marion Hill and Under the Volcano documentary filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood.
Capturing Creative Isolation with Under the Volcano Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood
Writer/director Gracie Otto and writer/producer Cody Greenwood, the filmmaking team behind the ambitious documentary Under the Volcano, share insight behind their creative collaboration, the personal connection to the island Montserrat, and why the edit is so important in documentary storytelling.
Immersive Storytelling and World Building with Demonic Writer/Director Neill Blomkamp
Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks with writer/director Neill Blomkamp about his new horror film Demonic and how he utilized volumetric technology as a storytelling device to bring his indie film to life.
Jeanie MacPherson - The Genius Behind DeMille
Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch shines a light on Jeanie MacPherson, a trailblazing screenwriter from the silent era who would eventually come to write a bulk of famed Hollywood mogul Cecil B. DeMille's box office hits.
Southern Horror Writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski Serve Up Some Lake-Side Mayhem in The Night House
The Night House screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski speak with Script contributor Thuc Nguyen about their journey to making their horror film, tapping into your anxieties for the sake of story, and what's next in store for the writing team.
Ask the Coach: Who Owns the Sequel Rights to My Script?
In this installment of "Ask the Coach" Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about who owns sequel rights to your screenplay and why adding an entertainment lawyer to your team is beneficial when negotiating screenwriting contracts.
Breaking & Entering: Pizza Is The Key to Story – Part 3: Structure is the Cheese
Hungry to discover how to write a screenplay with structure that impresses? Barri Evins shares a recipe for cooking up an enticing story based on… pizza! Discover why you absolutely have to have structure, like cheese on a pizza. Use these secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script. Plus find more insights from A-List writers on how what stories entice them.
Marion Hill Climbs the Filmmaking Mountain and Plants Her Flag with Ma Belle, My Beauty
Script contributor Thuc Doan Nguyen has a candid conversation with filmmaker Marion Hill about her Sundance Award Winner film Ma Belle, My Beauty.