In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, an intimate conversation with King Richard scribe Zach Baylin about writing biopics, learn about female trailblazer Alice Burton Russell Micheaux, the pros and cons of pursing an MFA, and more!
UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Better Than, Not as Good as…
Tom Stempel, the old professor, cannot resist a little compare and contrast, this time with No Time to Die, The French Dispatch, and They’ll Never Believe Me.
Making Real Change at Reel Works with Co-Founder and Executive Director, John C. Williams
Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks with Reel Works co-founder and Executive Director John C. Williams about the initiatives and programs at the Brooklyn based organization, his passion to foster young and diverse voices, and the importance of preparing these young creatives for the creative industry workforce.
Going Outside the Realm of the Classic Zombie Horror Film with Black Friday Director Casey Tebo
Black Friday director Casey Tebo shares with Script what attracted him to the screenplay written by Andy Greskoviak, character development, and advice for first-time filmmakers.
Alice Burton Russell Micheaux: “Breaking Barriers on Two Fronts”
Film history texts often neglect female screenwriters and completely omit the names of women of color, such as Alice Burton Russell Micheaux, wife of filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch rightly so celebrates the female screenwriters who came before us with attainable insight about filmmaker Alice Burton Russell Micheaux.
FLICK THE HALLS: Why We Love Watching Holiday Movies
Find out how to write the next great holiday movie script in the upcoming webinar FLICK THE HALLS: Writing The Next Holiday Classic with Jon James Miller on Thursday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, only at Script University.
TV Writer Podcast 120-The Executive Chair Author & TV Writer Kelly Edwards (Our Kind of People)
No more reverse engineering! Former development exec Kelly Edwards lifts the veil, and tells you exactly how to get a 'yes' to your pitch in her new book, The Executive Chair.
Ask the Coach: Is an MFA Worth It?
In this weeks' "Ask the Coach," Jenna Avery addresses a reader’s question about whether or not to pursue an advanced writing degree.
Breaking & Entering: Screenwriting’s Seven Dirty Words
The job of the writer is to engage us on the page with words. Choose each one carefully. Focus on creating “a good read,” a high compliment inside the industry. Keep your eyes on that prize! Avoid these description pitfalls Barri Evins deems “Screenwriting’s Seven Dirty Words.” Plus, a bonus Writer’s Workout to hone your sentences and strengthen your scenes.
Making Irreverent Humor Relevant with Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Writer-Director Radu Jude
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn writer-director Radu Jude speaks with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about shaping the film's story, his collaboration with his cinematographer, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind as a storyteller.
Making a Plan with King Richard Screenwriter Zach Baylin
King Richard screenwriter Zach Baylin speaks with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about his emotional connection to the Williams family story, harnessing Richard Williams' voice, and offers practical advice for writing biopics.