by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The new year has arrived. Many writers are launching into their latest ideas and reviving old ones. One of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when beginning a new story can be the opening. Where do you start? What does the audience need to know immediately and
2017 is (finally) coming to a close, so it’s time to share our best, most viewed, and favorite posts from the last twelve months. We hope you find encouragement, insight, and motivation in these articles and scripts, and we hope that they help you achieve your writing goals in 2018!
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Bob Farkas has been working for more than 30 years to see one of his stories make it to the screen. In January, that dream is finally coming true. His script Crazy Famous explores the idea of how far someone would go to find notoriety and stars Gregory Lay
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week’s episode I talk with director Richard Friedman about his new crime drama, Christmas Crime Story. We also talk about the early days of his career and how he was able to raise money to shoot his first feature film at 21 years old.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In 2003, Tommy Wiseau crafted what some called the worst movie ever made – The Room. The film quickly became a cult classic, running in midnight showings around the country. While initial reactions to the film broke Wiseau’s heart, over time he learned to embrace his cult status, as well
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week I talk with screenwriter and director Martin Gooch about his new horror/fantasy/adventure film, The Gatehouse. We talk about how he wrote the script and how he got the film produced. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The season is approaching for a category of stories that have been beloved by audiences since the earliest days of film and television. Though America’s customs have shifted and melded throughout the decades, and a number of different religious traditions are celebrated in mid and late December,
by Jeffrey Michael Bays (@BorgusFilm) If someone were to say that they love your latest script, but it could use more suspense, what would you do? Suspense is a part of the storytelling craft that has traditionally been left to mysteries and thrillers. I’ve been saying for a while that
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week I talk with writer/director/producer Justin Price about his latest film, The 13th Friday. We also talk about how he launched his career and how he’s been able to keep himself busy making movies — eight films in the last two years! You can listen
by Douglas Eboch (@dougeboch) & Ken Aguado (@kaguado) In part one and part two of this series, we discussed what the various talent representatives (agents, managers, and lawyers) do, and what you must do to attain representation. In this final piece, we’ll discuss how you can work your way into