The Dunkirk script was written by Christopher Nolan.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Seeing a character grow in her internal journey is one of the most effective ways to show that the character has arced. While a protagonist learning or realizing something is not effective as a visual external goal, these are powerful internal goals that, by necessity, characters are greatly unaware of while
We thought we’d have some fun today comparing ourselves to the greats. Find out whether you’re more of a student of the Coen brothers or a disciple of Nora Ephron. Remember to share your results!
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the podcast I talk with writer/producer Dan DeFilippo about his new film, Dementia 13. The film is a remake of the classic Roger Corman/Francis Ford Coppola film by the same name made in 1963. You can listen to the audio portion of the
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) As an aspiring screenwriter, you’re bound to sign up for online classes and get script coverage from a few different sources. You’ll visit websites like this one, and you’ll inevitably end up on some mailing lists. If you’re like me, you probably get incredibly frustrated by
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Ask any story guru, and they will tell you that very few writers ever develop the skills to master multiple genres. In recent years, however, finding your storytelling niche has become trickier as the traditional genres such as drama, comedy, and horror are often combined into hybrids with other
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer, direct, andproducer Griff Furst about his latest film, Cold Moon, which stars Christopher Lloyd and Frank Whaley. The film is based on a book, so we talk through the process of optioning the book, adapting the
Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, recently interviewed the founder of LA Screenwriter, Angela Bourassa, about creativity as it relates to screenwriters. Check out the interview below. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and inspire
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) WARNING: DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS SUBJECT, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS There are several films in theaters right now where the protagonist dies before the story concludes. This can be a risky move for a writer to execute. It can make for a powerful moment of
by Jeffrey Michael Bays (@BorgusFilm) Incompetent characters and failed technology are common ways to playfully frustrate the audience in a suspenseful moment. The most suspenseful Hitchcock scenes are moments where no one helps, and the audience is reminded that they are also unable to help. We are forced to watch