Best of the Web 30 Jun

Story & Structure :: Character Outlining :: Script to Scene: Donnie Darko :: Scriptshadow Notes – Untitled Stanley Cup Heist Comedy :: 10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From ‘The Godfather’ :: 30 Days of Screenplays, Day 17: “The Usual Suspects” :: 30 Days of Screenplays, Day 24: “The Social Network Script Perfection :: Should … Read more

Logline it! – Black List – Week 21

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 TIMES SQUARE “Set amidst the transformation of … Read more

[Video]: Why we fail, unless…


Do you write as much as you should? Take a moment to watch this sobering talk tempered with a sparkling, wry sense of humour. The idiosyncratic professor of economics, Larry Smith, appears at TedX to discuss the nature of true passion, how fear presents itself in the form of distraction, and the price of pursuing … Read more

Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 6)

This week we continue with part six 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 So – what struck me – in reading those 100 Screenwriting Textbooks – was firstly, this: A lot … Read more

Best of the Web 23 Jun

Story & Structure :: Top Ten Tips for Writing Stories that Grip :: Scene Of The Week: Carrie (1976) :: 30 Days of Screenplays, Day 15: “Casablanca” :: Outlining :: 30 Days of Screenplays, Day 16: “Being There” :: Great Scene: “Goodfellas” Script Perfection :: Screenplay Review – Hemingway Boy :: Zack Snyder’s 10 Golden … Read more