[Video]: The Coen Brothers circa 1996

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Check out this blast from the past: scowling ironically over their coffees, iconic filmmaking duo Ethan and Joel Coen discuss their creative process and rationale with Charlie Rose. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know in the … Read more

The Value of Interesting Support Characters

In this last essay on critiquing Australian feature film stories, I will focus on the need to make the supporting characters interesting and three dimensional. While I don’t consider shallow supporting characters to be the most critical of flaws in Australian films, it is a matter that is worth addressing. by Steven Fernandez Supporting characters … Read more

Best of the Web 18 Nov

Story & Structure :: Dialogue and ‘L.A. Confidential’ Script Perfection :: Where Does ‘Interesting’ Come From? :: Rewrite and the Actor, Part 2 Pitching & Selling :: November 2012 Pitch Sales Scorecard :: Give to Get Backed :: What the Heck Does Independent Filmmaking Mean Best of the Rest :: Positive Attitude :: Roger Deakins … Read more

Logline it! – Week 17

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.loglineit.com. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges Prison Actually “After falling for the woman who defrauded his company, a now bankrupt … Read more

[Video]: Dean Craig on Not Writing for the Money

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Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral, A Few Best Men) gives you a little pep talk about focusing on screenwriting. Seriously. Stop going out. To hell with your social life. Figure out how you’re going to get the script done. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you … Read more