Barri Evins reveals how to use the Art Of Surprise in your story to excite jaded readers, lure busy execs, and stand out to audiences bombarded with choices.
Script Anatomy founder Tawnya Bhattacharya discusses tricks working writers use to set themselves up for successful outline writing.
Stop writing "What You Know!" Barri Evins proves write "Where You Know" creates powerful and resonant stories that engage audiences and draw industry interest.
Joy Cheriel Brown explores ten different genres of films that effectively explore diversity in screenwriting.
As a professional script reader with years of experience, Ray Morton gives advice on five types of movie ideas a screenwriter should avoid.
Individual subplots illustrate a different aspect of the main conflict or shows a different step in the solution of the main conflict. William C. Martell examines how the subplots in The Shape of Water help shape the film's main conflict and theme.
While audiences like to be surprised, they also have very definite preconceptions of a movie. Ray Morton gives tips for balancing audience expectations.
Theme is a delicious ingredient of story that enriches every element. Barri Evins’ tips for adding theme from the outset to elevate your story.
Hollywood veteran Daniel Petrie Jr. (Beverly Hills Cop) moderated a panel comprised of Hollywood’s hottest horror scribes: Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003, The Machinist, The Crazies), Wesley Strick (Arachnophobia, Scorsese’s Cape Fear, Nightmare on Elm Street 2010), and Stephen Susco (The Grudge, The Grudge 2).
Dunkirk's non-chronological approach to the narrative, make it a unique viewing experience, but is it worth the view? Paul Gulino weighs in.