Working on a rewrite? At a loss as to how to go about it? Successful Hollywood screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie, The Nines) shows us how to write stronger dialogue by examining what belongs in conversation versus what belongs in the action, how to create authentic relationships, and dozens of other little tips and tricks.
Almost inevitably, Youtube instructional videos tend to involve several minutes of bad jokes, dithering and mildly embarrassing vignettes from the maker’s personal life (try clearing your search history first next time, guys). John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Go) bucks the trend by jumping straight into the action. How to … Read more
In Part four on the Academy Screenwriters’ series, some of America’s top scribes discuss strategies to overcome mediocre writing and achieve excellence in scripts. Not that you’re writing mediocre stuff, but… well, you know. The full series of interviews is here. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if … Read more
We have written about how to beat writer’s block before, but when a selection of top screenwriters including John August (Big Fish) and Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) tackle the topic, we’re listening. The full series of interviews is here. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know … Read more
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