Interview: Syd Field

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. Interview: Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie With thanks to Screen Australia … Read more

Is screenwriting for me? (2)

Our series of guest posts is opening up to the readers, so it is now your turn. In his contribution to The Story Department, aspiring screenwriter Terrence ponders over the question that has bugged all of us some time: “Is screenwriting for me?” Read Part 1 here. As much as I loved it for its … Read more

Is screenwriting for me? (1)

Our guest post series has opened to the readers, so it is your turn. Aspiring screenwriter Terrence ponders over a question that has bugged all of us at some point:¬†“Is screenwriting for me?” Post: Terrence Editor: Cleo Mees The bustling streets of lower Manhattan. Ubiquitous blue planks of wood, held up by rusty bars of … Read more

Structure: Juno

At the time of release, much of the attention surrounding JUNO went to the screenwriter rather than the script. Now the dust around Diablo Cody has settled, some voices have questioned the quality of the script. by Karel Segers I still believe it is a wonderful independent film, well-structured and beautifully written. Usually I am … Read more