Vampires, Sharks and Zombies, Oh My!

by Shant Yegparian (@shantyegparian) Ever since George Romero's classic zombie films such as Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Spielberg's Jaws, and even Hollywood's golden age with multiple tales of Nosferatu, we've seen filmmakers pull inspiration from these classics. What's great about monster films is that audiences already know the legends... Continue Reading →

Ken’s Top 10: Tips for Aspiring Screenwriters

by Ken Aguado (@kaguado) Sorry, this article is not about screenwriting. Well, some of it is, but it’s really about familiarizing yourself with some well-known tips about how to become a screenwriter. Talent is only one component of the process. Thomas Edison formulated that success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. This article is about that... Continue Reading →

12 Words to Leave Out of Period Screenplays

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Etymology is the study of the history of words. It’s something surprisingly few writers know much about, considering that words are all we actually have to work with. However, knowing where a word originated and the era it came out of can be of much use in telling truthful stories. If you... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Use Robots in Your Story

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Scientists and Futurists continue to debate the role that artificial intelligence will play in our future. Will we see technologically-crafted beings that are indistinguishable from humans? Will they eventually overcome us and force us into their servitude? Storytelling on the screen has long been concerned with the relationship between humankind and our... Continue Reading →

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