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In this first of this two-part exploration of Western screenwriting, Dimitri Vorontzov dives into cultural fascination with the anti-hero and answers the question, "How do we know right from wrong?"Screenwriting EthicsI enjoy movies with antihero protagonists: tough, disillusioned characters who break the norms of society, but never without a reason. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
Source: Script Magazine
2020 proved that holiday films are higher in demand than ever before. Why is this the case? Michael Lee Simpson interviewed industry experts to get the scoop on why the market is increasing so quickly and how this niche has become more inclusive.Now that it’s January, it is the perfect [...]
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Source: Script Magazine
Want A Traditional Publishing Deal? If you want a publishing deal, you’re not alone. Loads of Bang2writers get in touch with me, asking about how they can get that elusive publishing deal with one of the ‘Big 5’. In the UK, these are usually considered to be … Penguin/Random House Hachette Book [...]
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
Source: Bang2Write
This week, Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Thomas Dever, Head Of Writer Success at Coverfly, a script listing service and database which connects Screenwriters to many industry opportunities like contests and fellowships. This week, Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Thomas Dever, Head Of Writer Success at Coverfly. Coverfly [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Source: Script Magazine
All About Writing Debates I love writing debates online. They can act as really effective ‘water cooler moments’ for writers, especially whilst we are all working from home. Writing is our passion, so it makes sense we have strong opinions. Yet some writing debates are more valuable than others. Some are [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
Source: Bang2Write
In this introduction to Dimitri Vorontzov's latest article series, we explore the basics of scientific romanticism, from Indiana Jones to Tony Stark, and what it means for storytelling.On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you know your romantic science?Contrary to what it may sound like, I’m not [...]
Fri, Jan 08, 2021
Source: Script Magazine
Relationships Are Everything Relationships are SO important in this industry. You’ve heard the saying before: ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ Any professional in any industry will tell you this is true. Actors, producers, and film directors all got to where they are today because of their connections and [...]
Wed, Jan 06, 2021
Source: Bang2Write
This week, Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Shawn Linden about his prior feature Nobody (2007) and how he got an agent. This week, Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Shawn Linden. Shawn Linden is the writer/director of Hunter Hunter (2020), the horror/thriller movie which stars Devon Sawa [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2021
Source: Script Magazine
Submissions Pet Peeves If you’ve decided 2021 is the year to make submissions, congratulations! Lots of Bang2writers make that commitment to making submissions, especially in January, so best of luck with it. However, what if I told you that, no matter how fantastic your novel or screenplay is, HOW you submit it [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2021
Source: Bang2Write
Incoming: 2021 So, if the thought of 2021 is enough to make your heart plummet, you’re NOT alone … After all, 2020 was an epic binfire of extraordinary proportions for most of us! But don’t sweat it, Bangers. As ever, B2W has got you covered. Here’s 10 simple writing resolutions for 2021 [...]
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
Source: Bang2Write
Did you miss CRISIS ON INFINITE TEEN DRAMAS the first time it was released? Did you buy tickets and forget to watch? Did you love it and want to see it again?Well, as a Christmas gift to you, we are making CRISIS ON INFINITE TEEN DRAMAS available again until January [...]
Fri, Dec 25, 2020
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Boulder Flat
Who can believe the year is almost over? The pandemic has changed everything and working in Hollywood now has even more challenges. It’s always a powerful tool to look back over the previous year and critically analyze the good, the bad, and the ugly choices you’ve made about your screenwriting. [...]
Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Source: My Blank Page
As 2020 winds down, I'm left with the realization that it's a year I'm always gonna remember as "the year I lost my dad." Considering how much has happened this year, it's sobering that that is what leaves a mark.From the time Donald Trump, truly one of the worst Americans [...]
Mon, Dec 21, 2020
Source: Bitter Script Reader
I was very excited to make an appearance this week on the podcast Why Not? This is one of my favorite podcasts this year. During the pandemic, David and Taylor launched the podcast as an episode-by-episode recap of 13 REASONS WHY. It was a show that they couldn't stop talking [...]
Tue, Dec 15, 2020
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Note: this post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after using one of my links.)If you've read my MasterClass reviews over the last couple years, but have been waiting for the right opportunity to buy, you might be interested in this Christmas deal. [...]
Fri, Nov 27, 2020
Source: Bitter Script Reader
When SPONTANEOUS hit VOD about five weeks ago, I was preparing for an extremely hectic month, so I opted not to do one of my long reviews then, figuring that by the time it came out on DVD on November 10th, I'd be able to really give it the attention [...]
Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Source: Bitter Script Reader
When surging forward on your first pass, attacking that diabolical blank screen, it’s crucial to feel you’re Wonder Woman or Thor, knocking away bullets of self-doubt with your magic bracelets or Mjölnir, your super duper hammer! Rocket forward so fast that the gremlin of failure is left choking in your [...]
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
Whatever you do, don’t be too protective of your idea or script. Don’t worry about bad guys in Hollywood stealing your inimitable idea and sailing to the Maldives. The odds of that actually happening are extraordinarily limited, but the odds of a producer thinking you’re paranoid and running like blazes [...]
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
It always happens toward the end of writing a new script. It’s a steamroller downhill toward the last scene and a powerful feeling of accomplishment rises up as it’s been my privilege to tell another story to the world. My characters guide me through, the ending comes and [...]
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Source: My Blank Page
You have them. I have them. David Mamet has them. Maybe he has fewer than I do, but probably not. You need to start a list of your own personal Bugaboo words. “How can I do that?” you say… “I don’t know what a Bugaboo word is!” Thank you for mentioning [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks