Bryan Young opines that no screenplay in recent memory has theme play into every character and every subplot as well as Rian Johnson’s blueprint for The Last Jedi. It’s a Swiss watch of theme and character.
In discussing what makes an Oscar-worthy movie, Ray Morton suggests screenwriters stop thinking in narrow terms of art house versus box-office success.
Using the movie Downsizing as an example... of what not to do... William C. Martell discusses the importance of a protagonist having clear objectives.
Scott McConnell demonstrates the many ways writers can merge genres to come up with an original premise for your TV show or feature film.
One of the first decisions a writer makes it choosing what medium to tell your story. Christopher Schiller highlights the dangers that could lurking in your choice of medium.
What makes a great story? William C. Martell shares advice on using theme and through line to create story connections.
At the recent Producers Guild of America’s Produced By: New York conference, producing and collaboration panels emphasized the continued need for diversity.
Is your story idea safe? Christopher Schiller explores three very different films created from a shared idea to calm writers fears about the potential theft of an idea.
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.