by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I recently had the opportunity to test drive a new outlining tool for screenwriters called Prewrite. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty great. (Full disclosure: I am not being paid for this review and I don’t get any sort of kickbacks if you sign up. I was, however, given a free lifetime membership... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) (Warning: as the title implies, this article is FULL of spoilers) While crafting The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams wisely decided to lean into the elements that made the original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI) universally engaging. His take on a galaxy far far away shows us that we cannot... Continue Reading →
Erik Bork has gone through several of 2013's best films and has pinpointed which of Blake Snyder's ten genres each film fits into (the genres are from the books Save the Cat and Save the Cat Goes to the Movies). The movies run the gamut, ranging from Dude with a Problem to Buddy Love. The... Continue Reading →
Chad Gervich, author of Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business, recently shared his breakdown of what he sees as the four genres of television dramas.