The following is an excerpt from Erik Bork's new book, The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Idea for Screen, Stage or Fiction. by Erik Bork (@flyingwrestler) I have come to believe that 60 percent or more of what makes a film or TV project potentially successful (or not) is the core idea that could... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) talks about his new screenwriting book, The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction. He talks about a number of the lessons that he teaches in the book, including how crucial the basic concept is... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with Emmy-winning writer and producer (and friend of LA Screenwriter) Erik Bork about how he broke into the business and eventually ended up working on the award winning hit HBO series, Band of Brothers. [Read Erik's fresh take on the Save the Cat Beat... Continue Reading →
Friend of the site Erik Bork has written a great new article on the first rule of screenwriting: Show, don't tell. Erik writes, At first, it might seem obvious. Film and television are visual media. You always want to give the audience something to watch. It’s boring to hear characters “speak information” to each other. It’s... 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 →
If you've studied screenwriting at all, you've probably heard of Save the Cat, the book written by Blake Snyder with quippy, basic advice on how to write a screenplay. Not everyone is a fan of the late Snyder's approach, but those who like him LOVE him. Snyder is particularly famous for his Blake Snyder Beat... Continue Reading →
This week we're honored to have a list of "un-rules" from Erik Bork (@flyingwrestler). Erik is best known for his work on the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON.
The year-end market scorecard is out over at The Scoggins Report, and 132 spec scripts were sold in 2012.
Erik Bork has written an excellent article in which he discusses his creative process and lists 15 types of inciting incidents, including films that they occur in.
Erik Bork has written an article for Script Magazine about the good old fashioned way of getting a literary manager to your read your script: send them a great query.