Barri Evins’ secret to creating strong stories: dig deep to lay a solid foundation before building up structure. Discover the building blocks of foundation.
Film historian and author Tom Stempel continues his long-standing “Understanding Screenwriting” column on Script’s site, exploring current and past films from the perspective of the screenplay itself.
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Detroit filmmaker Devin Cameron about his new film, Kid Brother, and how he's been able to build a career in the entertainment business all while living far from Hollywood.
Stewart Farquhar explores multiple literary devices for building your story world to create curiosity and better engage a script reader.
Films like A Quiet Place show ways to add subtext to your script beyond focusing on dialogue. Valerie Kalfrin examines how to express subtext through action, scene and character descriptions, character names, settings, even an entire scene or the theme of your screenplay.
There is a kindred spirit in Hollywood, who's offered help, advice and information to film business newbies for years. Marty Lang interviews the alter ego that has been a beacon to the entry-level Hollywood worker for a long time: The Anonymous Production Assistant.
Screenwriter and Director Piotr Szkopiak discusses his new film, The Last Witness, and his early days in the business, making short films on the side as he broke into the industry.
Andrew Bloomenthal discusses the timely and compelling film, A Kid Like Jake, with screenwriter Daniel Pearle, and one of the film's stars, Claire Danes.
In Part 2, Paul Peditto gives even more no-nonsense advice on how to write action lines that are lean, mean and effective. A must-read!