What hurts you deeply? What’s the most traumatic moment of your life? Jeff Leisawitz discusses tapping into core wounds through your characters to write a story that matters.
In Formatting: A Bit of History, Hester Schell introduces readers to where screenwriting standards evolved, including examples and further reading.
Does your story deliver? Barri Evins’ pointers on how to ensure you don’t disappoint your reader or your audience by fulfilling the promise of your story.
Screenplays that rise to the top do so because they’re different. They typically break the traditional “laws” of scriptwriting and get noticed in a way that earns them recognition, awards and on many occasions – production and commercial success.
Author of 'Hidden Figures' book, Margot Lee Shetterly, was interviewed by the students attending Aurora Frontier K-8 school in Aurora. Roe Moore shares the students' questions about adaptation and writing true stories.
Joseph Cedar and Richard Gere discuss collaboration on 'Norman,' character backstories, sexual ambiguity, and the amazing healing powers of pickled herring.
There is a growing realization of how polarizing people’s viewpoints are across the country. Heather Taylor explores how we can create films in that post-truth environment.
History has shown us some seriously creative thinking by writers to get their work noticed. Marty Lang shares out-of-the-box screenwriting tactics.
Jen Grisanti explains how when we learn to fill the void in story and in life, we can guide the transformation of our characters to help them achieve their goals.
Great scripts start with great ideas. Sabina Giado explains how lists can be the best way to snare that great concept.