In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read interviews with filmmakers Zoe Lister-Jones and Maritte Lee Go, advice on understanding the value of your intellectual property and how to protect it, and how to maximize suspense in your writing. Plus, a new monthly column "Ask the Coach" from Jenna Avery—this month Jenna answers how to tackle your three-act structure in screenwriting and more!
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Phobias writer/director Maritte Lee Go
Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews writer/director Maritte Lee Go, one of the five writer/directors behind the new horror anthology film Phobias. The two discuss Maritte's approach to the anthology film, treating her writing like a day job and making it her goal to bring diverse and unrepresented voices to the forefront in her movies.
Breaking-In the Biz: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
Jon James Miller shares advice on understanding the value of your own work and the importance of protecting your intellectual property while navigating breaking into Hollywood.
Zoe Lister-Jones' Cinematic Universe
Thuc Nguyen speaks with multi-hyphenate filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones about her new film How It Ends and writing with your 'Younger Self' in mind.
Ask the Coach: Not Three-Act Enough?
Welcome to the first installment of “Ask the Coach.” In this article, Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about three-act structure, how to look for a note beneath a note, and digging deeper into improving your next draft.
What Will Happen Next? Part 2: Suspense in Action
Make our hearts pound! Maximize Suspense in your story. Combine it with Tension and Escalation to become a powerful tool in your elevated writing arsenal. Find secrets to creating a true page-turner. Become a writer whose words engage us on the page—a writer the industry is eager to find.