Best of the Web 13 Jan

Story & Structure :: Supporting Characters Gone Wild :: Break Into Act III and ‘Chinatown’ :: Paul Haggis on Writing ‘Crash’ and his General Process Script Perfection :: Interview: ‘Mad Men’ Show-Runner Matthew Weiner :: Interview: Breaking Bad Show-Runner Vince Gilligan :: TV Writer Podcast: Jamie Livingston Pitching & Selling :: December 2012 Spec Market … Read more

Cinematic Storytelling (6)

Here’s a sequence from Robert Towne’s Chinatown, a script that really deserves no introduction. This is my favorite sequence in this script in terms of screenwriting techniques. Reading this for the first time was such a revelation to me. by Mystery Man I love the way Towne uses Secondary Headings to cut back and forth … Read more

Best o/t Web 7 Feb 10

:: UNK is BACK! :: Do what works for you. :: Finding that Great High Concept Screenplay Idea. :: The carpentry metaphor, about polishing a script. :: Great you’ve got a TV series, Canada’s asking for more. :: Playing the pieces of the puzzle,  shifting ideas until they fit. :: The genre game, what’s it mean … Read more