Best of the Web 27 Apr

Story & Structure :: TV Writer Podcast 083: Hilary Winston (Bad Teacher) Script Perfection :: Fear of Failure :: Fargo’s Noah Hawley Pitching & Selling :: How to Know When You’re Ready for an Agent Best of the Rest :: What Happened to Hot Spec Script “Transcendence?” :: Prolific Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci … Read more

[Video]: The Coen Brothers circa 1996


Check out this blast from the past: scowling ironically over their coffees, iconic filmmaking duo Ethan and Joel Coen discuss their creative process and rationale with Charlie Rose. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know in the … Read more

Structure: Raising Arizona

While True Grit has become the biggest hit ever for the Coen brothers, let’s go back and look at their breakthrough hit. Raising Arizona was released twenty-four years ago and made $29m worldwide, then exceptional for an indie. Quite often I see filmmakers take liberties with conventional structure, quoting the success of independent filmmakers who … Read more