by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the podcast I talk with writer/director Lou Simon about her latest thriller, 3. We talk through her writing process and how this film came together. Also, our sponsor this week, Shore Scripts, has their final deadline for this year’s screenplay contest at Midnight August 31st. They have a... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) In an effort to break into the industry, many writers set out to emulate what they are seeing Hollywood produce most frequently, the next iteration of the Avengers series or something like it, for example. In reality, however, these types of scripts rarely open any doors for writers. Even if a big-budget, high concept... Continue Reading →
by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) If you want to make a living as a screenwriter, stop what you're doing ... and start writing plays! Sounds silly, huh? After all, why would you sidetrack your screenwriting career by writing for the stage when it pays, basically, nothing? And when most Americans go to a play about every...... Continue Reading →
A friend of the site recently introduced us to TVTropes.org, a community forum that has compiled a gigantic list of basically every trope you could possibly think of. Despite the name, the database is not limited to television tropes. A trope is a common or overused theme or device. Another word for it might be... Continue Reading →
The art of film can only really exist through a highly organized betrayal of reality.
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.