story conflict

Specs & The City: Raising The Stakes In Your Script and ‘The Fugitive’

It’s one the biggest stumbling blocks for any screenplay. You’ve finished your first draft, and everything is in place – your amazing, original high-concept idea has been fleshed out with a well-developed protagonist, an equally as compelling antagonist,  and a cast of colorful supporting players – but there’s one thing missing. The stakes. In...

Great Writing: A Love Story

Breaking & Entering: Great Writing – A Love Story

Ah, falling in love. There’s nothing quite like it. I’m not talking about the kind that requires a change in Facebook status. I’m talking about falling in love with great writing. When I come across a script that is exceptionally well written, I lose track of time. It feels like being enveloped in the...