It's that time of year again -- the time when all the best films from the last year put their screenplays online in the hope they'll earn a coveted nomination from the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and all the rest. We don't have our script index anymore, so we're not hosting any of these scripts... Continue Reading →
From Greta Garbo to Penny Marshall to Thelma Schoonmaker, Hollywood Heroines is an astounding investigation of film history through the eyes of the women who helped shape it.
Archie and I recently spoke about his process for writing with a partner, the inspiration behind this story, and the psychic ability he wishes he had on film shoots.
Today is the perfect day to share this video from the amazing Michael Tucker for a few reasons. First, Michael is actually doing an AMA at noon Pacific time TODAY over on the Screenwriting subReddit. If you've been dying to ask Michael questions about his wonderful series of videos, now is your chance. Second, Carson... Continue Reading →
On this week's podcast I talk with screenwriter and director Matthew Brown about writing the screenplay for his new film, Maine.
I had the opportunity to speak with Robert D. Krzykowski about the function of a good title, monsters both real and mythic, and how to take a note.
This week on the podcast filmmakers Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes talk about their latest indie feature, For Now, and how they made it happen. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. You can also read a transcript of this episode. Hannah Barlow... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Joe Penhall has been telling stories in theaters, across TV screens, and on stages for almost 20 years. His screenplay based on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron, brought him acclaim and opened up doors that would lead to his most celebrated project to date, Netflix’s Mindhunter. Penhall has returned... Continue Reading →
by Craig Kellem The following is an excerpt from GET IT ON THE PAGE: Top Script Consultants Show You How by Craig Kellem and Judy Hammett. The book is currently available on Amazon. This is a fast world in which we live. And how anxious we all are to get directly to our (hopefully) plentiful destinies. Perhaps... Continue Reading →
(L-R) Brendan Meyer as Howie Sheffield and Jemima Kirke as Odessa in Orion Classics’ drama ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS. Photo courtesy of Orion Classics. by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Writers know the value of small moments. Observing the simple, often forgettable minutia of life and being able to offer insight about it connects us in ways both... Continue Reading →
(L-R) Katherine Waterston as Katherine and Michael Shannon as Edward in the thriller “STATE LIKE SLEEP” a film by The Orchard. Photo courtesy of The Orchard. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Can we ever truly know the people that we love? This is one of the questions that Meredith Danluck explores in her new film State... Continue Reading →