Comedy guru Evan Smith explains how bad decisions can become a writer’s best friend.
In Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel explores Booksmart, Non-Fiction, The Cool Kids, Whiskey Cavalier, Blood & Treasure, and shares a look back at the life of Alvin Sargent.
Writers often reach out to script consultants wanting a freebie read and analysis of their work. Ray Morton explains why that's a tough ask, and what reading your script really entails.
Oscar®-nominee Simon Beaufoy headed for the slums of Mumbai to find out what he didn’t know. Beaufoy reflects on what he learned while writing Slumdog Millionaire.
When you watch your favorite TV series for years you have high expectations for a satisfying ending. Anne-Cecile Ville examines story endings that are happy, sad, and ambiguous.
Andrew Bloomenthal looks back at the 30-year-old iconic film, Dead Poet’s Society, interviewing screenwriter Tom Schulman, director Peter Weir, and co-star Ethan Hawke.
Former Los Angeles producer/showrunner Scott McConnell shares advice on how to develop a strong central conflict for a drama.
Slug lines help orient the reader, but can be created in a variety of ways. Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, shares advice on proper screenplay formatting of slug lines.
Forging a path as a writer presents endless challenges. Clive Frayne highlights the number one mistake a screenwriter can make that will keep them from producing quality scripts.
Stewart Farquhar dives deeper into why spec scripts fail by explaining how to better understand structure.