Here are ten women to go visit (and as students of character, learn from) at your local theater this holiday season.
Paula was kind enough to share three excerpts from the book with LA Screenwriter. Soak up the below wisdom, then head over to Amazon to pick up a copy of Sitcom Writers Talk Shop.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) 2018 has only a few weeks left, and many writers will be making resolutions around their work come January 1. That may include completing a new script in 2019. While this is a worthy goal, more than one writer will abandon their new story before January has come to an end, perhaps... Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, Write/LA -- the annual screenwriting competition that we co-launched this year with LiveRead/LA -- proudly announced the eight writers / writing teams who have reached the finals of our inaugural competition! Check out the official announcement on the Write/LA website. Congratulations to these wonderful writers who will each receive written feedback on... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Laura Eason is an Emmy nominated writer who spent four seasons on Netflix's juggernaut House of Cards. She began her career in theater and has written over twenty produced plays. Now, Laura is moving into features with her debut, Here and Now, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and... Continue Reading →
Minor spoilers for Widows, Boy Erased, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Front Runner, First Man, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and Creed II. by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Fleshing out characters can be a complex and tedious task. Deciding what details open up the character for the audience and what's simply minutiae takes maturity that usually only comes with practice... Continue Reading →
Minor spoilers ahead for Widows, A Star is Born, Better Call Saul, and A Beautiful Boy. by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) As often as we all strive for perfection, we rarely appreciate it when we see it in others – including characters in stories. The woman that never has a bad day, the co-worker that’s never in a bad mood, and... Continue Reading →
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 →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Over a period of more than ten years, I didn't live in the same place for more than a year at a time. That much movement and transition made it very hard to answer the questions, "Where's home for you?" or "Where are you from?" Those are the exact questions that... Continue Reading →
The 2018 Write/LA semifinalists were announced yesterday on our partner site, Write/LA. We couldn't be more excited for these creative and hard-working writers. Congratulations, semifinalists! We’re excited to announce the eight finalists on December 1. The 2018 Write/LA Semifinalists Nick Alverson – Strength Ryan Braund – Screenplay.exe Michi Broman – Palm Beach Arcade Natalie DeJohn & Chandra... Continue Reading →