In the past decade or so, movies have become enamored of backstory. Ray Morton explains the art of revealing backstory without excessive prologues or flashbacks.
Ray Morton explains how for a screenplay to be successful, it must be a movie – the material in the script and the manner in which it is presented must be such that it is plausible that a motion picture could be made from it. You’d be surprised at how many spec scripts out...
With the growing number of film franchises, Ray Morton takes a look at the original franchise, 'Planet of the Apes,' and see what lessons we might learn from it.
While it is always his goal to find material he can recommend, Ray Morton passes on 90% of the scripts he reads. Find out what gets a script a pass.
Ray Morton discusses how much of today’s darkness in films feels like style rather than substance, risking leaving an audience feeling it's inauthentic.
Ray Morton discusses what lessons the best and worst films in the genre have to teach us about writing a super-script.
Screenplays unfold from beginning to end without breaks. Readers do not have the time to stop reading to consult any supplemental material.
Ray Morton remembers the late Sir Peter Shaffer, sharing how his approach to writing can inspire writers of all mediums.
Since so many of you are currently toiling in supernatural or fantasy films, Ray Morton offers a few tips for crafting better cinefantastique.
Ray Morton explains what's wrong with 'Batman v Superman.' If you’re going to write a great movie, you need to be brave and choose subject matter you're passionate about.