Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! It doesn’t matter if you’ve written one script, half a script, or one hundred scripts: writing Act II is tough. It’s a slog. It’s a job. It’s a challenge, to prevent that notorious “Act II sag”—to generate enough obstacles, reversals, sub-plots,...
Scorsese’s Hugo (based on the book by Brian Selznick) joins the ranks of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and Voltaire’s Candide, other stories with Deist messages, as a profound piece of film literature about our un-accidental places in this world.
Before you take that spark and start writing the script, before you choose a main character, before you even start story outlining, take the time to research your story’s dramatic environment -- called “world-of-story."
If you ever need to find a screenwriter on a Thursday night in July, check out the second floor of the Writers Guild of America West office building in Los Angeles, California, and you can take your pick from about hundred: male, female, young, less young, tall or less tall.
Through an event series from Logliners.com, studio execs were treated to a table reading for Grain, about “a struggling American photojournalist in the middle of a messy separation who goes on the road with an aging Mexican matador to document Baja’s gritty world of minor league bullfighting.”
Written and directed by Michele and Kieran Mulroney and starring Jeff Daniels as Richard, a fantastically failed author staying in wintry Montauk, Paper Man brings into question ideas of purpose, companionship, and… appropriateness.
When it comes to horror icons, what Freddy Krueger has going for him that no other creature can claim - not Jason, not Michael Myers, not Alien - is that he’s creative.
Michael Hoffman explains to Script his adaption process of The Last Station by Jay Parini.
Entitled "Why don't scripts get sold?," Chapter One of Donna Michelle Anderson's (DMA) book is exactly one sentence long: "Scripts don't get sold because the screenwriter didn't know, understand or respect the process of selling a script."
So you’ve got an idea for a reality show—did you know there would most likely be $1000-$3000 of out-of-pocket expenses (as in, “yours”) to get it set up to even pitch? This is just one of the many startling, sobering facts available in Donna Michelle Anderson’s book The Show Starter Reality...