In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn the main essential elements to writing a cohesive synopsis for your screenplay, why it pays off to make your script structurally sound, and an inspirational interview with Boss Level writer/director Joe Carnahan. Plus, an in-depth exploration of the adaption of A Wrinkle in Time from novel to screen.
MEET THE READER: "Why I Hate—Really Hate—Writing Synopses"
When covering a screenplay for a studio or a production company, the analyst’s brief is to read the script, write a synopsis, and then pen an assessment. Ray Morton shares four main elements a synopsis must present and why it pays off to put in the work to make your screenplay structurally sound to avoid a PASS from a reader.
From Page to Screen—A Wrinkle in Time
Joy Cheriel Brown compares the adaption of the Disney film A Wrinkle in Time to its source children's novel, exploring which liberties the screenwriters took and left behind in adapting the novel to screen.
INTERVIEW: Boss Level writer/director Joe Carnahan
Boss Level writer/director Joe Carnahan shares his filmmaking journey with Script's editor, Sadie Dean. Plus, what a writer should focus on when writing action films, his excitement for making movies, why it pays off to put in the time and work hard on your craft, and he sprinkles in some wisdom for writers on writing.