Best o/t Web 12 Dec

Story & Structure :: Essence of character :: Episodic writing :: ‘Toy Story 3′ director on new beginnings and perfect endings :: Boxing’s a hit with Hollywood Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tip: Dialogue, Beautiful action lines :: What’s it like writing for animals? :: Finding a mentor :: Screenwriter not procrastinating, just reorganizing her closet Pitching & Selling :: Coverage of Tarantino’s Natural … Read more

Best o/t Web 24 Jan 10

:: Never in cinemas. But read the treatment here: Spider-M4n. :: Subplots: What are they? How can they enhance my script? :: Subplot up close: “Back to the Future”. :: The Sherlock Holmes Screenplay. :: 10 (well.. 9) Sci-Fi Heroes who don’t need origin stories. :: Modern writing technology and their speeds (via Kottke) :: High school … Read more

Best o/t Web 10 Jan 10

:: Idea to script. Five simple rules… Really? :: “Ass in chair.” “Have no fear.” Myers’ mantras. :: Emily Blake and a conversation about story. :: So many story patterns – making it your own. :: How in the world do I write a musical? :: Style your story: starting your scene at the end. … Read more

Story Structure: Avatar

It took AVATAR 17 days to break through the $1bn worldwide and to this day, it is the highest grossing film in the history of cinema. It is a movie worth analysing. by Karel Segers To my taste – I was not raised on popcorn fare – James Cameron is the only true-bred Hollywood writer-director. … Read more

Stop digging: Holy Grail found!

This may well be the best you will find on screenwriting this year. Thanks to Mystery Man & crew, we have access to the minds of Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan at the time they were putting together the story elements of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not only will you find a link to the … Read more