Logline it! – Black List 2012 – Week 4

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, we review the loglines and short synopses of the screenplays that made it into the Blacklist 2012. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges  Fathers and daughters “A woman recalls her … Read more

Book Review: The TV Writer’s Workbook

The thing about studying screenwriting is that you don’t always get taught as much as you expect, despite the tonne of money you shelled out for your seat in class. by Ingrid Elkner A passionate, knowledgeable teacher will help take you from amateur to pro, and a hack teacher will take you nowhere and leave … Read more

[Video]: Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara


In an interview with podcaster Jen Grisanti, showrunner Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield, Crash, Hawthorne) discusses the difference between cable and network TV writing, and to create more meaningful subtext by avoiding on-the-nose dialogue.   If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a … Read more

Same But Different

I remember being in one of Karel’s seminars once when he said that most movies were ‘the same, but different’. It was something that stuck with me ever since. by Jamie Campbell There is only one Hero’s Journey, it’s a tried and true formula that has been around for ages. So if we all know … Read more

Best of the Web 17 Feb

Story & Structure :: How Screenwriters Find Their Voice :: Scene Questionnaire to Help With Your Re-write or Pre-write :: TV Writers Podcast Ep 70 – The Emotional Thesaurus :: Scriptnotes Podcast Ep 75 – Villians :: Screenwriting the Dan O’Bannon Way :: Three Ways Alt-Script Writing Can Improve Your Spec Scripts Script Perfection :: … Read more