Want to pen a hit movie? Start off by writing from the heart.
Having trouble getting to know your characters? Here's a painless way to get to know them better.
Pat Quinn told me that anyone contemplating a career in screenwriting needs to ask him/herself the following question: “How serious am I about what I want to do?”
Sable Jak provides a few simple writing exercises to help writers relax and let their writing run free.
In my past coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival I’ve usually included a variety of forum and content rather than give a full overview of the festival itself. This year I’ve changed my tactics and posed a series of questions about the festival to its Artistic Director Carl Spence. As...
What a fascinating book for a scriptwriter to read! At first, you think “This isn’t meant for me—it has chapters on camera lenses and camera positions, and wardrobe and sound effects! That’s stuff directors and cinematographers and other people work with.” From understanding the medium you’re working in, comes better work.
Of all the types of writing books to read, my favorites are those that deal with characters. Marisa D’Vari does not disappoint the reader/writer with Creating Characters: Let Them Whisper Their Secrets.
What type of character do you like to write the best – the quirky guy or the non-quirky guy (or gal)? Almost every time I ask a writer that question, the answer is: the quirky guy. I’m not surprised. It’s always a lot more fun to write about an odd duck...
Sable Jak sits down with producer Randy Mack and writer Zack Ordynans to discuss the creation of their first feature, Burning Annie.
Ray Greene's Hollywood Migraine is a compilation gleaned from Greene's ten years (the nineties) of travels across the four corners of Hollywood and all that bubbles beneath it.