I was still learning my craft, studying the greats, and making mistakes. In short, educating myself. Get Low was my enrollment into the graduate program.
Some of my scripts start with research. Some by throwing down as many ideas as I can. I hoped I could answer the bigger question in Shoot 'Em Up. Read more.
What happens when your film becomes a surprise hit, and the inevitable order for a sequel comes down? Writer Thunder Levin explains.
Ronald Shusett, co-writer of 'Alien,' shares invaluable tips on adding suspense to your screenplays, elevating the quality to get a better shot at being greenlit.
Script Magazine follows up with Brian Godawa to see how the past 12 years have treated him and his screenwriting career. We caught up on all things writing and the unexpected turn his career has taken.
Justin D.M. Palmer & Nathan Adloff’s first feature film, Nate & Margaret, was recently acquired for worldwide distribution by Breaking Glass Pictures, after garnering interest from several indie distribution companies — a rare feat for any film prior to a single film festival screening! We asked the duo to tell us about their process …
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!
Thrice Emmy®-nominated for his work on SNL, Kent Sublette knows comedy writing. But in his feature Lucky, starring Colin Hanks and Jeffrey Tambor, Sublette's humor goes dark.
Bi-coastal writing team Josh Shelov and Michael Jaeger turned their preschool pressures into a grown-up farce starring Amy Sedaris and Neil Patrick Harris. Here, the duo discuss how they constructed The Best and the Brightest.
On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the Writers Guild Foundation’s Writers on Writing series presented an evening with Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award winner Diane English at the WGAW’s Los Angeles headquarters, moderated by Los Angeles Times television critic and novelist Mary McNamara.