What You Can Learn From The Avatar Screenplay

In the Avatar screenplay, like in every screenplay, a moment occurs when the main character moves from Act One into Act Two. ‘Moves’, because in successful films, this is the point where we travel from A to B. In screenwriting jargon, we call this the First Threshold. Sometimes, it happens in the blink of an eye, … Read more

Online Logline

Karel Segers and Nir Shelter will be reviewing loglines online in a live webinar for members, from 11am until 12.30pm on Saturday morning (Eastern Australian Time, or  7pm EST / 4pm PT Friday evening). To participate, post your logline on Logline It!, with the tag “Meetup”, and we will look at them in the order … Read more

Best of the Web 18 Jan

Script Perfection :: Hollywood’s Principle […] is the More Writers the Better :: Hollywood’s Hottest Author-Screenwriter Spills Secrets :: Interview: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber :: Birdman Screenwriters Talk Risks and Rewards Pitching & Selling :: Guardians Joins Screenplay Shortlist Best of the Rest :: First-Rate Man of Mystery: Brian Clemens :: He Finally … Read more

[Video]: Network TV Struggles


What are the most pressing issues shaping the realities of making a modern TV show? Hollywood Reporter roundtable guests Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Greg Daniels (The Office), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory) all discuss struggles facing TV. If you liked … Read more

Best of the Web 11 Jan

Script Perfection :: Keeping Creative Passions Alive :: China’s Crime-Free Crime Films :: 8 Somewhat Unusual New Year’s Screenwriting Resolutions Pitching & Selling :: The Original & Adapted Screenplay Races Best of the Rest :: Russia Denies Rejecting Screenplay Over Homosexual Details :: The PGA snubs Selma :: Screenwriter’s Lawsuit a Win for Copyright Enforcement … Read more