Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 4)

This week we continue with part four in a twelve part series of JT Velikovsky’s doctoral thesis: “Understanding And Exploring The Relationship Between: Creativity; Theories Of Narratology; Screenwriting; And Narrative Fiction Feature Film-Making Practices.” By JT Velikovsky Taking up from last month, we move on to – Why it’s good to be a produced screenwriter. … Read more

Best of the Web 28 Apr

Story & Structure :: 11 Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn From Casablanca :: Are You Planning Your Script? :: You Best Know What A Plot Point Is :: How to Write a Fight Scene :: Downbeat Film Endings and ‘The Road’ :: An Interview with Writer/Director Clare Kilner :: Screenplay Review: Pain and Gain :: … Read more

Logline it! – Black List – Week 12

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  ALL NIGHTER [box]”An aging hitman goes up … Read more

[Video]: Small and Weak – Judd Apatow


Writer-director Judd Apatow (The Forty Year Old Virgin, Freaks and Geeks, Anchorman, and many more) discusses being the small kid in the playground, learning to write comedy for standups, and making art that matters. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on … Read more