In her pursuit to create 'good men,' screenwriter Belinda Downey explores four recurring male archetypes in the news who began with normal lives but steered in an amoral direction and ended up dead or in jail.
Anne-Cecile Ville explores the way we create female character bias in movies and how to go about it a different way.
You’ve got the idea for what the story might be. You’ve also got, most likely, some or all of the characters populating this world already in your mind. Paul Peditto suggests writing out Character Biographies.
Writing character descriptors is much like presenting them to the Queen. You are that person whispering into the Queen’s ear, telling her who is in line to greet her and why she should care.
Of all the tools at a screenwriter’s disposal, titles and character names are certainly not the most important. But they still go a long way to making your script stand out, either positively or negatively. Learn how to differentiate between the two.
Westerns suffer the same naysaying slathered all over romcoms that “Westerns are dead.” Except great Western films are out there just like any other genre.
Loki is the gold standard for villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What makes him stand out among all the others in Marvel's pantheon?
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.
Joseph Cedar and Richard Gere discuss collaboration on 'Norman,' character backstories, sexual ambiguity, and the amazing healing powers of pickled herring.
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.