Script Writing Multimedia

Multimedia for Screenwriters includes comic books, transmedia, graphic novels, and web series. Because of the world wide web, a screenwriter now has other outlets in which to write and promote their material. With a slightly different tweak to both format and structure, screenwriters can now write screenplays for multimedia outlets. Screenwriters now have the ability to write a screenplay and place it online in a myriad of different formats.

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TV Writer Podcast: Lisa Alden – Intro to Power of the Pitch

Informative introduction to Lisa Alden’s “Power of the Pitch” workshops – learn how to pitch a script for an original TV pilot from somebody who has sold every one in the room! Even if you plan on writing it on spec, learning how to pitch it will exponentially develop your project and save you...

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Fragments #4 – Continuity & The Universal Monsters, Part Two

Last month, we focused on the “legacy” sequels to Universal’s smash 1931 films, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi and Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff. Before we dig into the next era of the Universal sequels, the crossover and shared universe, we have to discuss the final “done in one” component of Universal’s monster-menagerie, 1941’s The Wolf...

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Short Circuit: Writing Jobs – Making Short Work of Animated Television

Mention short screenplays and many writers think “festival material.” Mention animation, they think “Pixar features.” But put them together – you get Animated Television. It’s a huge market. In 2013 alone, one hundred and eleven new animated series premiered across the globe. (Artist: Robert Atkins) I’ve been a fan of Zac Atkinson since I first...

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Specs & The City: Story Tone and ‘Batman’

Know what story you want to tell before you sit down to type FADE IN. It’s the best single piece of advice a writer can be given, but too many of us still don’t follow it. Now, I’m not talking about knowing your characters, or having a firm plot outline in mind, or knowing...

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TV Writer Podcast 082 – Amy Berg (Caper, Eureka)

The TV Writer Podcast is back, better than ever! Host Gray Jones has moved permanently to LA, and the podcast now features exclusive in-person video interviews with Hollywood TV writers and producers. This week’s fun episode is with Amy Berg, co-creator of the new web series Caper, and producer/writer for Person of Interest, Eureka,...

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Fragments #3: Continuity and the Universal Monsters, Part One

For this multi-part series within a series, we’re going to look at three examples of film continuity through the lens of generational examples: The Universal Monsters of the 1930s and 40s, the James Bond series of the 1960s through today, and lastly the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe.  When I talk about continuity here, I’m...