Video: How They Wrote Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite comfort shows. It's something I can put on to brighten my mood, and it never fails. On his YouTube channel Behind the Curtain, N.T. Jordan, pulled together some of the best interview clips of co-creator Michael Schur (also the creator of The Good Place) and others discussing... Continue Reading →

Video: How They Wrote ‘Fight Club’

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 →

Video: How They Wrote ‘The Office’

N.T. Jordan (@ntjrdn) has started a new YouTube channel called Behind the Curtain, and we are already big fans. With these videos -- so far one on Game of Thrones and one on The Office -- N.T. is digging through hours of interviews to find clips from showrunners and core writers regarding the actual writing... Continue Reading →

The 7 Questions of Creativity

Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, recently interviewed the founder of LA Screenwriter, Angela Bourassa, about creativity as it relates to screenwriters. Check out the interview below. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and inspire some creativity of your own.

3 Ways to Break the Fourth Wall

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) For good reason, writers in the early stages of their development are encouraged not to use voice over in their scripts. One of the key reasons even seasoned writers are weary of doing so is that it breaks the fourth wall between the audience and the performers. However, it’s undeniable that some of... Continue Reading →

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