Best of the Web 19 Jan

Story & Structure :: Our Favorite Films (and Their Scripts) from 2013 :: How to Write TV Series Bibles :: Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide for Screenwriters :: 7 Ways To Name Your Characters :: Amateur Friday – The Thallus of Marchentia Script Perfection :: Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Author George R.R. … Read more

[Video]: Bob Nelson – Write Films to Work in TV

‘They get tired of reading The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond. The thing is now they love reading feature scripts in television because it tells you if can write characters and story, and also they’re probably bored out of their minds…’ Screenwriter Bob Nelson got a job in TV by writing a spec script for … Read more

How to Achieve Any Screenwriting Goal in 2014

So, you’re a creative sod who new-year’s resolved to create something this year? Good. Here’s what I want you to do. by Ingrid Elkner Write it down. On paper preferably, and if you’re on your phone/tablet/laptop right now and tree-skinless, email it to yourself. Write down your goal, this thing you want to make. Now … Read more

Best of the Web 12 Jan

Story & Structure :: WTF With All These Screenwriting “Rules”? :: Movie Review – Paranormal Activity: 4 :: Amateur Friday – In The Flesh :: Screenplay Review – Holland, Michigan :: Screenplay Review – The Monuments Men Script Perfection :: Dangerous Game. :: Final Draft 9 Upgrade :: 6 Box-Office Takeaways From a Record Year … Read more

[Video]: The Hobbit Fellowship

A discussion between The Hobbit co-writers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens on December 2, 2012 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. They cover rewriting from scratch, successfully adapting the tone of the novel into film, gender-swapping Gandalf and how the film’s inception was driven by its fans. If you liked this, check out more … Read more