One of the challenges with writing good science fiction is introducing not only the world itself, but any story background needed to set the stage for what’s to come. In my recent interview with Amazon Studios-optioned Adam Pachter, he mentioned his pet peeve about screenwriters using voiceover to get away with...
Every year, networks shoot about 100 professionally shot, designed, acted, and edited pilots. These pilots are your competition. These are the pilots you need to beat with your writing alone.
Screenwriting wizards Syd Field, Chris Vogler, John Truby and Michael Hauge impart words of wisdom at the 2010 Screenwriter's Summit.
If you're writing a retelling of Oedipus from Jocasta's perspective, you're probably safe. If you're retelling Rocky III from the point of view of Clubber Lang, you're probably not.
William Martell’s article “Blockbuster Brilliance!” from the September/October edition of Script, perfectly outlines my final, winning rebuttal to an argument I’ve been having with a writer friend mine who thinks Avatar shouldn’t be on my 2009 top ten list. (After all, we’re screenwriters, not just “average moviegoers.”)
Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network! Chris Provenzano & Charlie Mitchell on Get Low! Stephen Schiff and Allan Loeb on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps! All of this and much more in the Sept./Oct. issue of Script magazine on newsstands now!