Dan Goforth explains how to use your documentary to reach out to others, not just to inform!
Filmmakers of documentary shorts delve into themes of chaos, survival, and a glimpse into a life of the city that forever evolves and a time that cannot be forgotten.
President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins, presented a poignant and often funny Master Class to the audience of screenwriters and filmmakers, moderated by Athena Film Festival co-founder Melissa Silverstein.
Behind the scenes look at the challenges of independent documentary filmmaking from The Writers Store's Sadie Dean, producer/writer, A Fatherless Generation.
Susan Kouguell gives important tips on how to write music documentary films in an authentic and compelling way.
Documentaries are often labelled subjective or objective, but arguably a purely objective documentary does not exist. Susan Kouguell explains why.
There are no set rules for writing the documentary film. However, you do need to make clear choices in order to convey your subject matter. You can choose to follow the traditional 3-act structure or a nontraditional narrative format. Or you can choose to present your ideas subjectively or objectively. You can include stock...
By Susan Kouguell Writing a documentary… Want to learn how? Register for Susan’s upcoming Screenwriters University class, starting August 28, 2014. There is no “right or wrong” way when it comes to writing a documentary film. Sounds easy then, right? Well–wrong! While there are no set screenwriting rules for writing a documentary script, it...
Script talks with Academy Award-winning documentarian Allie Light.
By Kevin Knoblock The day before the nominations for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature I thought three films were a lock – Tim’s Vermeer, Blackfish and Stories We Tell. But all three got overlooked. In the past, the documentary branch of the A.M.P.A.S. (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has...