Editor’s Note: From the archives of Script Magazine, we give you a 2002 piece from William Martell that is still relevant today. A few days ago I had dinner with a group of screenwriters, including my friend Bob, who just made his first sale to Linda Obst at Paramount. By the end of this year there will [...]
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From the digital archives of ‘Script Magazine,’ we bring you a past interview of Syd Field. Screenwriting “Guru” Syd Field sits down with Script Magazine to share his knowledge on story structure and discuss the difficult task of breaking in the industry. Ask screenwriters what the fundamental structure of a feature screenplay is and they’re likely [...]
MISSING FROM SPEC SCRIPTS AND STUDIO FILMS FOR YEARS MUST FIND TO RESUSCITATE AILING BOX-OFFICE LAST SEEN IN SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION SERIES AND UNPRODUCED SPEC SCRIPTS CALL FRUSTRATED AGENT WITH ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THEIR RECOVERY 1-800-SELL-SPEC THE CRIME: SOMETHING’S WRONG The last time I wrote an article, it was about a problem that walks into [...]
Chances are, if you want to sell your screenplay to a major film producer, you’re going to have to write the kind of role that a movie star is dying to play. I accomplished this feat almost by accident when I chose Napoleon Bonaparte as the hero for my film project, Betsy and the Emperor. [...]
Margin Call’s J.C. Chandor, From Script to Screen: The Rum Diary, Writers on Writing: J. Edgar, Final Draft, Inc. Hall of Famer Steven Zaillian, Terence Winter’s Boardwalk Empire, Pacing Your Script, Talking to Hollywood, Secrets of Action Screenwriting, and Much More!
Emilio Estevez’s The Way, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins’ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark adaptation, and Will Reiser’s 50/50 are all featured in the September/October issue of Script. Plus, John Buchanan on why concept is king, John Truby on the craft of TV writing, and William Akers on avoiding “rubber stamp” errors in your script. All this and more in the new issue!
Captain America: The First Avenger By Aaron Ginsburg When screenwriting duo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely heard that Marvel Studios was rebooting America’s most iconic superhero, they chased the job … and got it. But re–imagining Captain America proved a daunting task, with over 70 years of material on the Man Behind the Shield. Markus [...]