Here’s my weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything or give your feedback in the Questions and Comments below.
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- PDFscreenplays.net now myPDFscripts. New addition: Hitch’s ROPE.
- Sorkin’s solo writing: Genius or ego? Alex Epstein makes a guess.
- Another competitor on the horizon for Final Draft: Adobe Story.
- Mystery Man on the use of SPLIT SCREEN.
- John August tells you what to do BEFORE mailing out your baby.
- What is the right attitude AFTER sending out a script? This is UNK’s.
- It was That Day again, reminding us why we really need stories.
- When politics interfere with entertainment in Australia.
- Muppet Man making waves. (I wrote about Christoper before.)
- In April last year, I had enough. Now it’s Josh Olson’s turn to whinge.
- Gotta be careful what you say in this small world. (not serious)
- Don’t worry Josh, I will still read your script. But it’ll cost you.
- Long wait for UP in OZ. 4 months after Cannes, stories getting old.
COMING SOON to the Story Department:
- 20 Ways to Beat the Block
- Structural breakdown of A BEAUTIFUL MIND
- Confessions of a Scriptwriter (2)
- Structural breakdown of THE UNTOUCHABLES
- The SLG (Simple Logline Generator).
- Paul Gulino: Screenwriting, the Deadline Approach.
- The Fastest Pass: Improve your script in less than an hour.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.