In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, interviews with "Yellowjackets" creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, showrunner Tracey Wigfield and EP Franco Bario of the "Saved by the Bell" reboot, highlights from WGFestival 2021, and so much more!
Curating a Mood and Tone Utilizing Music and Character with "Yellowjackets" Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson
"Yellowjackets" Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson speak with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about their creative collaboration and partnership, scripting music into their work, and putting together their writer's room. Plus, they both share invaluable advice about being in a writing partnership, definitely worth taking note of!
The Beauty of a Moment: An Interview with Stephen Karam
The Humans writer-director Stephen Karam speaks with Script contributor Sonya Alexander about adapting his new film from an original play, writing characters and themes, and writing dialogue for both film and plays.
A Novel Idea: Gary Goldstein's Journey from Screenwriter to Author
In the grand spirit of NaNoWriMo, what better way to close out the month at Script with an intimate conversation with Gary Goldstein, seasoned screenwriter turned author. Gary shares his writing journey from a publicist at Universal to a working screenwriter, the similarities of navigating storytelling structure for both screenplays and novels, finding a publisher and so much more.
Right (and Wrong!) Ways to “Grab” Readers in Your First 10 Pages
As someone who evaluates hundreds of scripts every year for screenwriters and a major screenwriting contest, Script contributor Staton Rabin can see how that “grab your readers quickly” advice is getting misinterpreted, and Staton is here to fix that.
The WGFestival: A Festival of Unmitigated Joy
WGFestival aka “Comic-Con of writing” celebrates writing as a hybrid event this year. The first day involved virtual conversations about the craft of writing and the second day's focus was on two ends of the same spectrum, comedy and drama. Read more about the festival's highlights from Script contributor Sonya Alexander.
The Kids Are Alright in Season Two of "Saved by the Bell": An Interview with Showrunner Tracey Wigfield and Executive Producer Franco Bario
"Saved by the Bell" executive producer and showrunner Tracey Wigfield and executive producer Franco Bario share with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about rebooting a 90s classic for the modern audience, implementing important themes into episodes, and what they hope audiences take away from the highly anticipated season two of the beloved comedy.
TV Writer Podcast 121 - Jim Galasso ("Lost", "Hawaii Five-0", "Beyond")
What if you get a non-writing job in the industry, and then thrive in that job... how do you break into the entry-level in TV writing? Find out this week, as host Gray Jones interviews Script Anatomy instructor Jim Galasso.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife and What it Can Teach Screenwriters
Ghostbusters: Afterlife asks how one generation can reckon with the infamous pasts, sins, and victories of those that came before them, something the junior Reitman seems to have been grappling with himself and his father’s legacy. As Script contributor Bryan Young explores a couple of the screenwriting quirks that made the film so enjoyable and worth analyzing, he’ll be diving into spoilers, so be warned.