Review: Moonrise Kingdom

It was very quiet after the lights came up. I heard an adjective spoken as I left the theatre, “perfect”. Moonrise Kingdom was written by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson. by Jade Fisher Set on an island off the coast of New England the story follows two ‘deeply troubled’ children who fall in love and … Read more

Logline it! – Week 7

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, every week our panel reviews a few loglines posted to www.logline.it. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar [box] “A romp through family life and black-sheepedness … Read more

[Video]: Ruby Sparks – Zoe Kazan on writing the perfect love interest

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First-time scriptwriter Zoe Kazan sits down with co-directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) and actor Paul Dano to discuss the inception of indie romantic comedy Ruby Sparks at the Film Society in the Lincoln Centre. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of … Read more

How Indigenous Films Could Be More Universal

In my last essay I explained how Australian feature stories lack universality. Today I will focus on the one sub-category where I see this lack at its most blatant:  In the case of films that depict indigenous characters and culture. by Steven Fernandez For the purposes of this essay, I will define an “indigenous film” … Read more

Best of the Web 26 Aug

Story & Structure :: Without a successful movie under your belt, DON’T attempt to write multi-protag. :: Why write a movie? :: Dispatch from The Quest: Ben Odgren on subtext use in ‘Jaws’  :: TGB Breakdown Ep 7: Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (Guest: Film Crit Hulk) :: No stakes and no surprises, please :: Tony Scott on Directing: Artistic Style, Concept, … Read more