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.
This is one of my favorite Lessons from the Screenplay. In it, Michael Tucker uses Ex Machina as a prime example of how to control the information that you reveal to audiences/readers of your story. This is just one of more than forty videos in this series. Head over to YouTube to check out all... Continue Reading →
Michael Tucker has created a new video about sound design and how the writers of A Quiet Place wrote sound into their original screenplay. Check out the video below, and be sure to follow Lessons from the Screenplay for more great videos.
The antagonist may be the most misunderstood character type, but fortunately Michael Tucker is here to offer some clarity. In his most recent episode of Lessons from the Screenplay, Michael breaks down the inner-workings of Erik Killmonger, the antagonist in Black Panther. Watch the video below, and subscribe to the Lessons from the Screenplay channel... Continue Reading →
It's time to share another amazing video lesson from Michael Tucker. This video is the most viewed of his Lessons from the Screenplay series on YouTube, and with good reason. It breaks down the components of a compelling antagonist as demonstrated by Heath Ledger's unforgettable Joker. Watch, learn, then subscribe to Lessons from the Screenplay... Continue Reading →
Time for more Lessons from the Screenplay, the wonderfully informative YouTube series by Michael Tucker. This episode compares Whiplash and Black Swan side-by-side, showing how similar these two films actually are in their investigation of the obsessed artist. Get out your notebook, and be sure to subscribe to Lessons from the Screenplay on YouTube.
Back by popular demand, we have updated our free one-page writing tracker for the 2018 calendar. Download this sheet, print it out, and hang it over your desk to keep track of your writing goals and milestones all year long. Download the chart here! Here are a few ways that you can use this chart:... Continue Reading →
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 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 just how much spam you... Continue Reading →
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 some creativity of your own.