In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, learn how the NAACP mobilized in 1915 to protest the showing of D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, interviews with independent filmmakers on character development and writing to theme, and more!
The Art of Adapting the True Story – An Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Joshua Rollins
Infinite Storm actor/screenwriter Joshua Rollins shares with Script his personal relatability to Pam Bales' story, writing on spec, and his new journey as a screenwriter.
Reel Impact: Movies and TV That Changed History: The Birth of a Nation – Writing Lies with Lightning
Frank Deese explores how the NAACP, only a few years old in 1915 and dealing mostly with local issues in the South, mobilized nationwide protests with other prominent leaders against theaters showing D.W. Griffith's blockbuster film The Birth of a Nation turning it into an efficient and effective national organization.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with SXSW Short Film Dear Mama Director Winter Dunn and Screenwriter Charmaine Cleveland
Dear Mama director Winter Dunn and screenwriter Charmaine Cleveland share with Script the collaboration and development process while participating in Film Independent Project Involve, their personal approach to the material, and the type of stories they're drawn to tell. Plus, they both share invaluable advice for those interested in or about to shoot their first short film.
Film Review: Paris, 13th District - A Coming-of-Age Story Devoid of Revelation
Jacques Audiard’s commitment to consistently immerse himself in new forms of structure and storytelling is commendable, but the film lacks an understanding of the text’s interlocking characters and storylines.
Finding Humor in Humanity with Dual Writer-Director Riley Stearns
Dual writer-director Riley Stearns shares with Script his approach to character development, why he became a multi-hyphenate creative, and why he likes subverting expectations in his storytelling.
Leaning Into Horror Tropes with The Cellar Writer-Director Brendan Muldowney
Filmmaker Brendan Muldowney shares with Script the story conception for his new feature horror film The Cellar, how he utilizes sound design for optimal scares in both his writing and in post, and the importance of creating character hooks.
Prioritizing Theme and Emotion with Chariot Writer-Director Adam Sigal
Chariot writer-director Adam Sigal shares with Script his writing process, why he is a heavy outliner, thematic choices, and why he decided to become a director.
FLIP THE SCRIPT: How to Adapt Your Story to Sell
Learn how to flip your script in the upcoming webinar "FLIP THE SCRIPT: How to Adapt Your Story to Sell" with Jon James Miller on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm PDT, only at Script University.