A general meeting surprisingly landed writer Eric Heisserer the job of bringing back one of the most frightening villains of the 80s. He takes us into the franchise reboot of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and the many challenges he faced—including the origins of Freddy Krueger and the role of sleep patterns—in ratcheting up...
The road to network writing programs starts with a strong spec script. Here are pointers from Tawnya Bhattacharya to help you choose the right spec.
Two of the most misunderstood positions in the film industry are script supervisor and script coordinator. Roe Moore provides insight for writers on what to expect when a script goes into production.
Tim Long discusses the importance of executing your story on the page.
Doug Richardson gives great tips for fixing bad dialogue and elevating your dialogue to a professional level.
Marilyn Horowitz tells us how self-confidence is the key to success in Part 1 of her video series: 10 Ingredients of Successful Screenwriting.
After his script Whittier fell apart, Manny Fonseca spent December 2015 focusing on another project: writing a book. This is the story of BURST!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One reaches its conclusion with 'The Avengers'. Marvel Studios brings back an old friend in Loki the God of Mischief.
As you create your next script, Marty Lang suggests thinking like a production manager may help it stand out among the pack.
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.