Today
Ann Marie Williams is the author of Screenplay Competitions: Tools and Insights to Help You Choose the Best Screenwriting Contests for You and Your Script. I read this book recently and was impressed by its detail and strategies. Please check out her book at the bottom of the post and grab [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Earlier
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Director Elle Callahan about her background working in the sound department and how that helped her get into a position to direct her first feature film, Head Count. The post SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Director Elle Callahan On Her New Feature Horror Film, Head Count appeared first [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Final Draft Big Break is celebrating its 20th anniversary! We wanted to share some of the success stories. Meet Alexis Perkins 2017 Big Break Feature Winner. The post Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest: Alexis Perkins 2017 Big Break Feature Winner appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Grammar Purists Versus Writers Grammar rules are part of any language. But rules aren’t always helpful, especially in a world that is constantly changing. All the tweeting, hashtagging, and texting has forced the English language to evolve accordingly. What used to be strict grammar no-nos are now acceptable forms of speech. Just [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Final Draft Big Break is celebrating its 20th anniversary! We wanted to share some of the success stories. Meet Jonathan Barger 2018 Quarter-Finalist for his thriller Station Zero that is now optioned by Zorg Studios. The post Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest: Jonathan Barger 2018 Quarter-Finalist for Thriller Station Zero [...]
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
PILE OF SCRIPTS
If you’re new to the screenwriting game, the longer it takes to sell a screenplay, the more desperate you might get after you face your first series of rejections and setbacks. Precious time passes quickly while you write new projects, send them out, and receive feedback—good or bad. It’s a [...]
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
We go behind the scenes with the screenwriters of the female sports comedy Golden Arm, Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison, to talk about the project origins, story inspirations, the necessary evil of rewriting, and more. The post Q&A: Female Buddy Comedy Golden Arm Writers & Executive Producers Jenna Milly and [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
On Being Excluded Feeling excluded from the industry? You’re not alone. It seems a lot of writers feel this way. If you’re part of the B2W Facebook group, you may have seen several mini-spats in there this week. These things always seem to jump up at the same time, because feelings run [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Final Draft Big Break is celebrating its 20th anniversary! We wanted to share some of the success stories. Meet Derek Asaff Winner 2014 Hour-Long TV Pilot Category. The post Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest: Derek Asaff Winner 2014 Hour-Long TV Pilot Category appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Want to be thought of as a GENIUS in this writing lark? Then you need to check out what’s gone before … But also crucially, who’s trod the path before you, too! Many thanks to Michael for this brilliant dose of inspiration in this very diverse list. Whilst you may not [...]
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Marvel Villains Every hero needs an opposing villain. They go together. Plus you can’t get more heroic or iconic than the notion of a SUPER hero! There have always been stories of these special kinds of hero, in every culture. There’s always talk of ‘superhero fatigue’ online, but the reality is audiences can’t [...]
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Matt O'Keefe of Comics Beat did an interview with me covering a number of topics that included the origins of the Bitter Script Reader, writing spec episodes and how Twitter has opened doors for me.You can check it out here. [...]
Wed, May 29, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
masterclass
As you’re navigating the trenches on your screenwriting journey, do your best to keep the intimate details of your work to yourself. Do not continually talk about the status of your projects, how many pages you wrote today, or how each project is moving forward or not. It’s similar to [...]
Mon, May 27, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
YSS at Book Soup 2
In very good company!  David Diamond’s new book.  Pam Douglas.  Christine Vachon!! [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
This week marks the launch of CBS's new summer adventure series, BLOOD & TREASURE, detailing the adventures of a former FBI agent and a thief as they race to get to Cleopatra's remains before a madman who sells blood antiquities to fund terrorist attacks. Matthew Federman is the series's co-creator [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Some thoughts on next week's BARRY finale. Sunday's penultimate episode had Barry racing to stop his former partner Fuchs from murdering Barry's acting coach Gene. Complicating matters is that last season, Barry had to kill Gene's girlfriend Moss, a police detective, when she figured out Barry was a hitman.Barry killed [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
script consultation2
Greetings screenwriters! I hope this finds you well and busy filling your blank pages. I haven’t been blogging as much because it’s been a busy first part of the year with screenplay assignments. I’ve been blessed to complete two screenplay assignment jobs and just turned in the outline for a [...]
Sat, May 04, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
My son’s a writer. Go figure. He’s made a living as a writer since he graduated from college. He’s a game designer, had five or six plays produced in New York and now, he’s got a novel coming out. The folks at Save The Cat! asked him to write a guest [...]
Fri, May 03, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
Note: mega-spoilers abound. This is your on warning.After 22 films in 11 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches a climax with AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Though plenty of the films in the series are completely inessential to most continuing arcs and each other, this is the film where everything is brought to [...]
Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Pointed out to me by my student Haley Crutcher.  I’m not a fan of confusing names.  Here from master writer Paddy Chayefsky, are some beauts.  Thank you, Haley! Harry & Howard & Hackett & Haywood & Herron Howard Beale & unimportant Howard  K. Smith. Harry Hunter & unimportant Harry Reasoner.  BTW, [...]
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks