Best of the Web 17 Mar

Story & Structure :: Creating Memorable Characters :: Top Ten Plotting Problems :: What Is A Story? An Introduction :: 10 Points To Ponder When You Write :: THINK Picture, THINK Action, THINK Dialogue :: Ken Levine On Writing A Groundbreaking Game :: Plot Setup, Payoff, and ‘Jaws’ :: Great Scene: The Exorcist :: TV … Read more

[Video]: Argo writer Chris Terrio – Figuring It Out


Rising star Chris Terrio (screenwriter of Argo, recipient of this year’s Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay) talks about failure, frustration, the ad-hoc path to screenwriting, and why Argo exists. Check out Chris Terrio’s vital statistics here.   If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of … Read more

Best of the Web 20 Jan

Story & Structure :: Bad Guy Protagonist and ‘Dexter’ :: Act II: Arguing for a Narrative Question with a Positive Purpose :: Four Ways to Control Your Script’s Budget Without Compromising the Film Script Perfection :: Interview: Argo Screenwriter Chris Terrio :: 20 Great Writers on the Art of Revision :: Character Evolution Requires a … Read more

Best of the Web 25 Nov

Story & Structure :: Screenplay Review – Somnia :: Twit-Pitch Review – Ring Of Liar :: Daily Dialogue ‘Breaking the 4th Wall’ :: Jury Duty & the Screenwriter :: Back to the Future Beat Sheet :: ARGO’s Effective Use of Creative License Script Perfection :: Learning from the Three Page Challenge :: Take Sound into … Read more

[Video]: Chris Terrio and Bryan Cranston on Argo


With Argo, Ben Affleck has firmly established himself as a mature, competent director. This time however, Affleck doesn’t take a writing credit. He left the screenplay to the care of Chris Terrio. Here is a Q&A with Terrio and Walter White. Well, you know. Argo Q&A with Bryan Cranston and Chris Terrio from California Film … Read more