Lessons from the Screenplay: The Unifying Theory of 2+2

This video by Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay is an excellent class in characterization, subverting expectations, and minimalism. It explains Andrew Stanton's Unifying Theory of 2+2 through the context of No Country for Old Men. For more masterclass videos like these, be sure to subscribe to Lessons from the Screenplay on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADoPXknQCI

Robert Conway on Making a Western in Arizona

by Ashley Scott Meyers On this week's podcast, filmmaker Robert Conway discusses making movies in Arizona. Robert Conway's recent credit is as writer/director of Eminence Hill (2019). This western stars Barry Corbin (No Country For Old Men), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita) Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Scream 3). Some of the things he talks about include the... Continue Reading →

The Heroine’s Journey: A Talk with Minhal Baig, Writer/Director of Apple TV+’s HALA

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Minhal Baig’s Hala was one of the first films acquired by Apple TV+ after taking Sundance by storm in 2019. The semi-autobiographical story centers around a seventeen-year-old Pakistani American woman coping with the unraveling of her family. LA Screenwriter’s John Bucher sat down with Baig recently to talk about how she made such... Continue Reading →

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