In Memoriam: Sydney Field (3)

Over the past decades, screenwriting education has developed into a multi-million dollar industry with rock-star size individuals such as Robert McKee and the late Blake Snyder. All this really started with one book, published in 1979: “Screenplay – The Foundations of Screenwriting”, written by Syd Field. Syd Field was the first true screenwriting guru and … Read more

Best of the Web 7 April

Story & Structure :: How to Write a Screenplay in 9 (Not So Easy) Steps :: Creating a Screenplay Narrative in the Absolute Present Tense :: Scene Writing from A to Z to A-List Actor :: Great Scene – Fight Club :: Evil Dead (2013) Screenplay Review :: Screenplay Review – Oblivion :: 10 Screenwriting … Read more

Interview: Sydney Field (3)

Syd Field was the first true screenwriting guru and his book Screenplay is still a standard, more than thirty years after its initial publication. During his first visit to the city with his name, we interviewed him about his career and craft. Final Part, continued from Part 2 Interview: Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels … Read more