Best of the Web 30 Sep

Story & Structure :: The Importance of Character Depth :: The #1 Most Important Element In Developing A Character :: Antagonists and ‘What About Bob’ :: Anatomy of a Contained Thriller :: Scene Essentials Script Perfection :: How to Write with Style by Kurt Vonnegut, the 1980 Edition :: Writer Podcast: Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal … Read more

Logline it! – Week 11

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 Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges Around the Block “Set around the riots in Redfern during 2004 AROUND THE BLOCK … Read more

The Heart of Storytelling

My grandmother’s sister, an elderly spinster, died last year while I was overseas. The news sent minor waves through me; I was more upset by the fact that I wasn’t really upset at all and I should have been… by Cherie Lee She was an ever present member of the extended family: reliably documenting every … Read more

Best of the Web 23 Sep

Story & Structure :: Exposition Techniques: Part 1 :: Exposition Techniques: Part 2 :: High Concept Comedy :: Screenplay Review: ‘Rehab’ by Sam Laybourne :: The Astonishing Power of ‘The Master’ :: Thinking Big – How to Sell Your Small Town Story Script Perfection :: The Yellow-Brick Road to Hollywood :: Screenwriting Website of the … Read more

Movie Moment: JCVD deserved not a black belt, but an Oscar

Take a fallen action movie star, plant him in a foreign language arthouse movie and tell his story. You might end up with indigestible pretention… or gold. by Karel Segers Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself, a dead end, down-and-out Hollywood star who returns to retire in his home country. But when he wants to withdraw … Read more