What is a Four-Quadrant Film?

The first time someone told me a script I wrote wasn't "four-quadrant," I had no clue what they were talking about. "Four-quadrant" is a term that gets thrown around a lot in Hollywood, and it's an important term for screenwriters to know and to use in their writing process. The four quadrants are the four... Continue Reading →

The Lubitsch Touch

Ernst Lubitsch was a director in the golden age of cinema. He started directing films in Germany, then came to America during the peak of the silent era and directed some of the great classics of that time. He transitioned gracefully into the era of the talkie, but "the Lubitsch touch" has little to do... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Junot Diaz

You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep... Continue Reading →

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