While audiences like to be surprised, they also have very definite preconceptions of a movie. Ray Morton gives tips for balancing audience expectations.
With Hollywood's love of adapting intellectual property, Marty Lang discusses the hundreds of years worth of stories that anyone can use without paying a dime. They live in what's called the public domain.
Bob Verini goes beyond screenwriting tips and tackles another aspect of the screenwriter’s “American Dream,” analyzing writing-award statistics to give you some hints that one day you, too, may be blessed by Oscar.
Theme is a delicious ingredient of story that enriches every element. Barri Evins’ tips for adding theme from the outset to elevate your story.
Susan Kouguell speaks with Marshall Executive Producer Chris Bongirne and screenwriters Michael and Jake Koskoff.
One of 2017’s most absorbing films for adults, Margaret Betts’ Novitiate explores the multidimensionality of the decision to become “a bride of Christ,” starring Melissa Leo.
Marty Lang shares examples of the possibilities writers and filmmakers can create for themselves by making short films.
Paula Landry shares tips on prioritizing your life and finding time to write without overwhelming your schedule.
Jay Thornton explains how screenwriters must be storytellers who master multiple mediums. Dive in for Jason's novel writing tips for screenwriters.
You may need to grab a reader's attention on page one, but don't underestimate the importance of your story ending. Ray Morton shares insights on how to create a stellar film ending.