Logline it! – The Blood List 2013 – Week 2

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 Blood List 2013. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. By The Judges THERE ARE MONSTERS Writer: Bryan Bertino … Read more

Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 11)

This week we continue with part eleven 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 – arguably, (if not: scientifically and empirically) what is another `pattern’ that can be seen in the … Read more

Best of the Web 24 Nov

Story & Structure :: Improve Plot and Character Fast :: Building Original Stories :: “What is the Conflict in the Scene?” :: Screenplay Review – 47 Ronin :: TV Pilot – The Leftovers Script Perfection :: 10 Screenwriting Tips From E.T.!!! :: Nerdist Writers Panel #30: Vince Gilligan :: Nerdist Writers Panel #32: Damon Lindelof … Read more

In Memoriam: Sydney Field (3)

Over the past decades, screenwriting education has developed into a multi-million dollar industry with rock-star size individuals such as Robert McKee and the late Blake Snyder. All this really started with one book, published in 1979: “Screenplay – The Foundations of Screenwriting”, written by Syd Field. Syd Field was the first true screenwriting guru and … Read more