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 →
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 →