writing sequences

Specs & The City: Sequences and Toy Story, Part 5

Well here we are; the final installment of my series of columns on the eight sequence method for screenwriting (see Paul Joseph Gulino’s book, Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach) using Toy Story as our real-world model. In Part 4, we discussed the benefits giving your audience a small break from the main...

Specs & The City: Sequences and ‘Toy Story’ Part 1

Every screenwriter knows about the basic three-act structure of the modern screenplay. It’s the love of our life, and the tormentor that keeps us up at night as we attempt to pour the story we desperately need to tell (you do feel a NEED to tell your story don’t you?) into...