Best of the Web 9 Dec

Story & Structure :: Can New Story Ideas Thrive? :: Analyses of ‘Dexter’ – S07E07 :: Break Into Act Two and Shrek Script Perfection :: Just Because You Don’t Like It, Doesn’t Mean it’s a Bad Script! :: Beware of Tonal Mismatching :: Killing Them Softly: What Went Wrong :: Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring … Read more

Logline it! – Week 21

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 Untitled [box] “When a policeman’s family is kidnapped by a sadistic crimelord he must … Read more

Video: Sorkinisms

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Do you sometimes feel like you’re hearing the same lines over and over? You’d be surprised. Check out the compiled montage of Aaron Sorkin dialogue across his various TV shows and films. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S78RzZr3IwI&w=600&h=374] If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on … Read more

Living Without A Net

“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”  – Hunter S. Thompson. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? by Signe Olynyk Ten years ago, I didn’t know a soul in Hollywood. Today, I run the largest … Read more