A Great Idea For A Screenplay!

When I’m not lying by the pool, enjoying the Hollywood lifestyle in sunny Sydney, I make a living teaching and consulting to screenwriters and aspiring filmmakers. Yet occasionally I am being asked to help out for free, in return for a credit or a profit share. Let me tell you upfront that the answer is … Read more

Are You A Reader Of Screenplays Or A Watcher Of Movies?

Some respected screenwriting gurus claim that you should read and study as many screenplays as possible. It doesn’t matter if the film was a success or a flop: you learn either way. I agree. But more importantly, you should watch and analyze the movies. For years, I blindly followed this dogma, as it seemed to … Read more

Best o/t web 19 Feb

Story & Structure :: Have You Seen This Man? :: 6 Oscar-Nominated Scribes: Nailing the Perfect Scene :: Thoughts on (500) Days of Summer :: GITS Script Reading Up in the Air Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: Your Protagonist Does Have to Get the Most Powerful Emotional Scenes :: How to Write Fast :: Rewriting … Read more

The Judges – Circalit Loglines (8)

The Judges

In this section we are publishing the loglines from the participants of the Circalit / Story Department “First Draft Script Contest”. Our judges have reviewed the loglines and give you their considered feedback. It may help you craft a powerful logline. by The Judges The Coldest Day “An ex-soldier is blackmailed into pulling Britain’s biggest … Read more

Best o/t web 12 Feb

Story & Structure :: “Never Write Timidly” :: What if Wes Anderson made Batman reboot? :: Interview with ‘Bullhead’ Director Michael Roskam :: A Dangerous Method Review Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: Real-life Conversations Go Round in Circles :: Karel Segers Screenwriting Basics Workshop – The 2012 Australian Film Festival :: Karel Segers Screenwriting Basics … Read more