Redefining Genres, Film Festival Reports, and Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, interviews with indie filmmakers who are redefining the thriller, comedy and rom-com genres, live reports from film festivals, screenwriting lessons from Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and more!
How to Apply Your Voice to Multiple Genres and Formats, Writing Residencies, Movies as NFTs and More! (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by Script Magazine, the final installment from TV writer/screenwriter Aadip Desai on how to establish your writer’s voice, making history with Anthony Hopkins new film as an NFT, and more!
Exploring Emotionally Complex Characters and Writing What You Know (From Script)
In this week’s round up from Script, learn how to resolve writing blocks that can help you resolve life blocks, writing emotionally rich and complex characters, and so much more.
Immersive Storytelling, Creative Isolation and Developing Structure That Impresses (From Script)
In this week’s round up from Script, learn secrets to master structure made simple and create an appetite for your script, with insight from A-List writers; how to utilize technology for immersive storytelling with savant filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and so much more.
Cultivate Your Creative Community and Leaning into Your Personal Stories to Embrace Your Unique Voice (From Script)
In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, a special interview with Paramount+ showrunner Ali Schouten, a new Reckless Creatives Podcast episode with independent filmmaker Skyler Lawson, finding a creative community that empowers your creative sensibilities, and more!
Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters
In part 3 of "steal these screenwriting secrets," we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters.
Take Two: Creating Multi-Layered Villains You Love to Hate
The villains we remember most aren't just bad, they have layers of goodness weaved in. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explains how every character can have their own antagonist within your story.
Take Two: Improve Character Development by Putting Your Characters on a Therapy Couch
Before we can create rich characters, we need to understand their wounds and potential for growth. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman suggests using the therapy couch to improve character development.
Take Two: Playing the Screenplay Submission Waiting Game
How long is too long to wait for a Hollywood executive to respond to your screenplay submission? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re busy or if they’re just not that into you.
Psst! Novelists - Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part Two
Barri Evins reveals Screenwriting Secrets novelists should steal to elevate dialogue, up emotional impact, and focus theme to deliver a resonant message.
Learn Screenwriting Lessons by Reading Screenplays—10 Best of the Best
Reading great screenplays provides valuable screenwriting lessons for both emerging or seasoned writers. Professional script reader Ray Morton points out the craft tips in ten of his favorite scripts.
Psst! Novelists - Steal These Screenwriting Secrets!
Barri Evins shares Screenwriting Secrets every novelist should steal to power your creative process, elevate your storytelling and up your marketing game.
Script Classics: Life In The Movie Industry - How To Sell A Pitch In Only 10 Years
While working the front desk at Miramax, Dave Pullano created the fictional exec, Jay Flannick, to field unwanted and overly persistent pitches. Ironically enough, through a series of adventures, Pullano found himself in Hong Kong, sitting on an old mattress ... and pitching his own script to Jackie Chan.
Script Classics: Conflict at the Core—Four Types of Conflict
Conflict is what drives a story. Without opposition, the story becomes lifeless. Learn the four types of conflict and how to effectively use them in your next screenplay.
Script Classics: Everything I Needed to Know About Character Development I Learned From a Fish
Author, playwright and screenwriter Wendy Whitbeck delves into the unique underwater characters of the box-office hit Finding Nemo to explore how combining this particular mix of characters melded to create a totally memorable movie with strong character development.
Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part Two)
Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter describe their creative process and the decisions that went into writing their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist.
Balls of Steel: What's Holding You Back from Becoming a Professional Writer?
The path to being a professional writer can be harder when you become your biggest obstacle. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dishes out tough-love advice to help you achieve your writing dreams.
How to Work with Hollywood: Crossing the Chasm from Book to Film
Doug Richardson, writer of Die Hard 2, Bad Boys and Hostage, takes an author through the process of book to film and what an author can expect when working with Hollywood.
Screenplay to Novel: 5 Steps to Novelizing a Script
Script's Editor Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares why screenwriters should take on the NaNoWriMo challenge by adapting backwards, screenplay to novel.