Best o/t Web 27 Mar

Story & Structure :: RomCom truisms :: Mars Needs Moms: anatomy of a flop :: Story elements checklist Script Perfection :: A moment of honesty :: How a dark science fiction book became a #1 movie :: Your character’s job :: Script development in Australia Pitching & Selling :: Writing for TV or features, or both? :: 10 great scripts that remain unmade … Read more

Best o/t Web 20 Mar

Story & Structure :: Screenwriters don’t simply adapt, they adopt :: Main character and the protagonist :: Screenwriting tips from The Breakfast Club Script Perfection :: Overwriting Pitching & Selling :: Be a good salesman Best of the Rest :: A brief history of title design :: Where are the women film directors? :: Christian Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) on the … Read more

The Judges: Week 10

In 2011, each week 10 judges will review two short synopses from films that are currently in development. The objective is to all (that includes us judges) learn from the exercise. Please comment on our comments! photo credit: swanksalot If you have an opinion on any of these synopses or the feedback from the judges, … Read more

In Late, Out Early

When Goldman wrote “get in late and leave early”, he was not talking about how you watch a bad movie.He meant screenwriters should keep scenes to what is essential to the story. No arrivals and departures, no meet & greet or chit-chat. The Dept Revisited – A rerun of the best of the Story Dept. … Read more

Watch Your Tone!

What makes a stunning movie experience? You know the ones I speak of. You sit in a dark room. Chew on salt served with a side of popcorn. Snuggle up to a significant other – or your mobile – set to vibrate. Then you embark on a big-screen journey that will hopefully transport your mind, … Read more