Character emerges when a clear want comes up against conflict, which is when we begin to see what the character is made of, what the character values and hopes for, even basics of everyday thinking and personality.
Psychotherapist Dr. Donna Dannenfelser shows you how to develop well-thought-out psychological biographies for your characters to get your TV pilot on the air.
Christopher Schiller explains what the Bechdel-Wallace Test is to different parties and how it should (or shouldn’t) be used as a touchstone in this industry.
The third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced Whiplash played by Mickey Rourke. But how does he fit the film and the overall series?
One of the biggest challenges in screenwriting is revealing character to the audience. Drew Yanno explains portraying character smartly goes a long way toward the audience identifying with and/or understanding a particular character in the story.
Michael Lee explains how Marvel's second entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe demonstrates the strengths of the studio's approach to movies and some of its weaknesses.
Seed&Spark challenges our community of artists to stop paying lip service to the diversity issue in films and start creating projects with talent, both above and below the line, that represent our wonderfully diverse world.
Tim Long discusses the importance of executing your story on the page.
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.
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.