by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) It is unfortunate that many writer’s familiarity with the classics of literature comes from film adaptations. While these movies sometimes become their own works of art, often they don’t hold up to the original written work. This has caused some writers to avoid reading the classic books that these films were based... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Jill Chamberlain is a sought-after screenplay expert, story consultant, coach, and author. She founded The Screenplay Workshop with Jill Chamberlain in 2006 and has worked with more than 1,000 screenwriters around the globe. Chamberlain serves on the adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Houston, and... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) isn’t what I’d call a traditional screenwriting teacher. In his new comedy screenwriting book, Bring the Funny, you won’t find detailed descriptions of how to format your script or an in-depth breakdown of proper three act structure. (For those, you can and should turn to Robert McKee’s Story and... Continue Reading →
by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) So, you’ve finally made the decision to jump right in and write your first screenplay. I mean, hey, if Hollywood can produce Gigli, surely you’ve got a shot, right? But, before you sit at your desk and write the next Hurt Locker, you’ve got these five things to do—they’ll help save... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa For every aspiring screenwriter, it seems like there are a dozen script consultants and contests and coverage services. Don’t get me wrong – in the giant heap of script advisers, there are plenty of people who really can help you bring your writing up to a professional level. But who can help... Continue Reading →
Great interview from myPDFscripts with Bob DeRosa, the screenwriter behind Killers and The Air I Breathe.