The latest video from Michael Tucker's wonderful YouTube channel, Lessons from the Screenplay, delves into the always tricky topic of exposition. Exposition is information that you need to get across to the audience, but simply telling the audience a bunch of background info rarely goes well. So Michael takes a look at how the Wachowskis... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers On this week's episode, writer/director Timo Vuorensola talks about how he leveraged his 2012 success with the sci-fi epic, Iron Sky, into a sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, which he crowdfunded, appealing mostly to the fans of the first film. And in today's interview, he goes into great depth about... Continue Reading →
Behind the Curtain has posted a new video essay on the writing of Fight Club, and it's pretty friggin amazing. In the video, author Chuck Palahniuk shares his real life inspiration for this story -- which is fascinating -- then screenwriter Jim Uhls and director David Fincher weigh in on how the story adapted to... Continue Reading →
In my experience, these are the screenwriting competitions and film/TV fellowships that are worth entering/applying to.
If you hadn't heard, I (Angela) co-run a screenwriting competition with the wonderful Tim Schildberger of LiveRead/LA. Our joint competition is Write/LA, an international feature and pilot screenplay competition created by writers, for writers. (The Write/LA Early Deadline is tomorrow - June 5! Check it out!) One of the things we do over at Write/LA... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the SYS Podcast I talk with writer/director Tony Germinario about his crime drama feature, The Price For Silence. We also talk through his writing process and how he was able to get the screenplay produced. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here... Continue Reading →
The 2019 Write/LA annual screenwriting competition - presented by LA Screenwriter & LiveRead/LA - is open for entries!
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week on the SYS podcast screenwriter Brian Ackley talks about his journey as a writer. He initially wrote and produced low budget short films and features which lead to larger projects, like his latest sci-fi feature with Dean Cain, 2050. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the SYS podcast, writer/director Allan Plenderleith talks about breaking into interactive screenwriting and how he got his interactive film, The Bunker, produced. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. You can also read a transcript... Continue Reading →