In this week’s round up from Script magazine, writing tips on how to harness your personal and emotional journey in your writing from “Only Murders in the Building” co-creator John Hoffman, “Ted Lasso” writer Jane Becker, and “Next Exit” writer-director Mali Elfman.
Creating the Murder Mystery Comedy with “Only Murders in the Building” Co-Creator and Showrunner John Hoffman
“Only Murders in the Building” co-creator, writer, and showrunner John Hoffman speaks with Script about collaborating with Steve Martin, creating character connections of an unlikely trio, creating a crime with a clear ending, and his personal connection to the world and so much more.
Jurassic World Dominion: A Fun but Soulless Bookend
A fun summer movie that is pure escapism. If only Jurassic World Dominion had maintained a singular focus. It incorporates climate change, genetic engineering, and man vs. nature without the weight of steady, affecting storytelling. This is by far the most anemic film in the series.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with Next Exit Writer-Director Mali Elfman
Next Exit writer-director Mali Elfman speaks with Script about her feature directorial debut, tapping into her emotional connection to the material, creating and working with her established filmmaking tribe, character development with her cast, and the great impact of having her editor on the road with her during production.
Telling Your Truth on the Page with “Ted Lasso” Writer Jane Becker
“Ted Lasso” writer and co-executive producer Jane Becker shares with Script the collaborative process behind breaking the second season, and how her emotional journey is imbued into the quintessential episodes she's written. Plus, she shares invaluable advice for comedy writers and tapping into your voice.