In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, Tim Schildberger presents the question if the “MacGuffin” is an endangered plot device in screenwriting. Plus, interviews with “A League of Their Own” television series co-creator Will Graham, Netflix’s End of the Road screenwriter Michael J. Moore and much more!
Queerness in Baseball: An Interview with “A League of Their Own” Co-Creator Will Graham
Warning: there is crying in baseball—at least if you watch this series.
UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: A Great One, and Some Others.
Tom Stempel adores the mini-series “The Old Man,” and comments on Bullet Train, Nope, and Belfast.
Is the “MacGuffin” an Endangered Plot Device?
Over the years the MacGuffin has been an important part of the Three Act Structure of modern cinema. But are its days numbered? I say yes … and no.
Exploring the Conceit in Adaptations: An Interview with About Fate Screenwriter Tiffany Paulsen
Tiffany Paulsen shares with Script how the project was brought to her, the task of reenvisioning the concept and conceit, her filmmaking journey and what's next for her. Plus, she shares invaluable insight on how her acting career has helped the business side of screenwriting.
Great Characters in a Great Situation: An Interview with End of the Road Screenwriter Christopher J. Moore
Christopher J. Moore returns again to speak with Script about his new movie End of the Road, and his latest books Justifiable and The Switch Family, which are in the works of hitting the silver screen in the near future. Plus, we talk about his writing journey, how he conceives ideas and he provides insightful advice for all writers starting out in the business.