Prepping for a New Story

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) 2018 has only a few weeks left, and many writers will be making resolutions around their work come January 1. That may include completing a new script in 2019. While this is a worthy goal, more than one writer will abandon their new story before January has come to an end, perhaps... Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Writing Documentaries and Non-Fiction Programming

by Ken Aguado (@kaguado) There’s an entire universe of media that’s sometimes overlooked by aspiring screenwriters: writing for documentary films and non-fiction television programming. We’re living in the golden age of documentaries, and there’s never been more opportunity. Every year there are dozens of terrific documentaries released and hundreds of hours of non-fiction television programming –... Continue Reading →

Story Lessons from Mr. Rogers

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Academy Award winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s new documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, examines the life and work of Fred Rogers, and the film seems unusually important and timely for our culture. The qualities that Rogers most valued, seemingly-forgotten principles such as kindness and respect, still occasionally receive some lip service. However,... Continue Reading →

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