N.T. Jordan (@ntjrdn) has started a new YouTube channel called Behind the Curtain, and we are already big fans. With these videos -- so far one on Game of Thrones and one on The Office -- N.T. is digging through hours of interviews to find clips from showrunners and core writers regarding the actual writing... Continue Reading →
When do we need to be strict about our formatting, and when can we break the rules to better serve our story?
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.
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 →
The Globes First off, congratulations to all of the winners from last night's Golden Globes! THR has a partial list of the winners here. (For those interested, the best screenplay trophy went to Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly & Nick Vallelonga for Green Book. I've searched for fifteen minutes now, and there don't seem to... Continue Reading →
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Every year we put together a simple, one-page writing tracker to help writers of all sorts keep their writing resolutions. This year's calendar follows the usual format -- an open block for each month where you can write down monthly goals or the books you read or the movies you watched; a... Continue Reading →
These days it seems like there are more lists of screenwriters than there are actual screenwriters. But the biggest and most prestigious list remains the Black List, which was revealed yesterday with exceptional gusto. The full list can be found here along with a six-minute comedy video proclaiming it's arrival. This list is always useful... Continue Reading →
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 →