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 →

Video: How to Do Visual Comedy

Tony Zhou put together this great video on how to add visual comedy to your film. Tony talks from the perspective of the director, but many of the things he talks about can be written directly onto the pages of the script (the bit about transitions in particular). Warning: this video will make you lose... Continue Reading →

Toy Story 3 Scribe on How to Begin Your Screenplay

This video featuring Michael Arndt -- screenwriter of Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine, Oblivion, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- gives a thorough breakdown of how to establish your main character and the story ahead in the first act of your screenplay. It's well  worth watching (and taking notes!)

The Lubitsch Touch

Ernst Lubitsch was a director in the golden age of cinema. He started directing films in Germany, then came to America during the peak of the silent era and directed some of the great classics of that time. He transitioned gracefully into the era of the talkie, but "the Lubitsch touch" has little to do... Continue Reading →

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