by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer Michael Lucker about how he broke into the business, including a great story about how he was working in Steven Spielberg's office and he eventually got Spielberg to read his screenplay. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast... Continue Reading →
by Fiona Wheeler Joseph McBride writes in his screenwriting manual Writing in Pictures, The fragmentation of the TV-watching experience, the influence of the Internet and YouTube, and the effect of our amped-up video culture on feature filmmaking have resulted in a modern style relying more on moment-to-moment sensation than on the traditional pleasures of coherent... Continue Reading →
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don't have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
The older I get, the more I look at movies as a moving miracle. Audiences are harder to please if you're just giving them special effects, but they're easy to please if it's a good story.
This is a list of over 200 films that supposedly Steven Spielberg thinks every filmmaker should watch and study.