[Video]: Perspective and Ambiguity

In anticipation of the indie coming-of-age flick The Spectacular Now, we revisit an interview with celebrated writing team Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber as they talk about how they fit their first hit movie (500 Days of Summer) together: justifying perspective, managing the ambiguity of a character’s reality, and whether or not Summer really … Read more

Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 7)

This week we continue with part seven 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 – If these are The Top 20 ROI Films of the Past 70 Years: Then – okay, … Read more

Best of the Web 28 Jul

Story & Structure :: The Four Best Ways To Add Character Depth :: Screenplay Review – Labor Day :: Creating Suspense & Dread :: Amateur Friday – Commute Script Perfection :: 10 Screenplay Tips From The Greatest Sports Movie Ever – ‘Hoosiers!’ :: Q&A: The Writing Process :: Interview – “The Conjuring” Screenwriters :: Scriptnotes … Read more

Logline it! – Black List 2012 – Week 25

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 THE OUTSKIRTS “After falling victim to a … Read more

[Video]: James Cameron About His Love For The Deep

Where does the most successful filmmaker of our generation get his inspiration from? James Cameron spoke at TED and explained how his childhood interest in the world around him lead him to develop his sci-fi blockbusters. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great … Read more