In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, read an exclusive interview with screenwriter Dana Stevens and director Gina Prince-Bythewood as they share their journeys as artists and of making of their latest film, The Woman King. Plus, in this month’s Ask the Coach column, learn how you can build a consistent writing routine.
The Dramatic Art of Oral Storytelling: Neil LaBute Discusses House of Darkness
Award-winning writer/director Neil LaBute gives a fresh take on the children of the night with the upcoming House of Darkness. He illustrates his mastery for storytelling by having characters in the film demonstrate the difference between lying and skillfully telling a powerful tale.
The “Strongheart” of Screenwriter Jane Murfin
Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with this month's spotlight on screenwriting and Hollywood trailblazer Jane Murfin.
Script Talk: A Conversation with God's Country Screenwriter Shaye Ogbonna
God's Country screenwriter Shaye Ogbonna speaks about his writing journey, finding his "filmmaking tribe" at the American Film Institute, breaking into the industry, writing for both film and television, and much more in this conversation with Script's Editor Sadie Dean from the inaugural Script University Virtual Conference 2022.
Ask the Coach: How Can I Build a Consistent Writing Routine?
You’ll find periodically that your schedule will need shoring up — boundaries and routines get disrupted by travel, illness, schedule changes, and more. Sometimes that means reworking the schedule. Sometimes it means re-upping the commitment. Either way, see a writing routine as something that can be refined over time.
Unearthing Historical Truths: Dana Stevens and Gina Prince-Bythewood Discuss The Woman King
Screenwriter Dana Stevens and director Gina Prince-Bythewood share their journeys as artists and of making this film. This 63-day shoot was a tough project to get made and was years in the making. Hopefully, audiences will embrace this like they would any well-made, male-led epic. Like they did Black Panther.