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Susan Kouguell shares advice on the value of attending a screenwriting conference, from networking to learning. The post Making the Most of Attending a Screenwriting Conference appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Paula Landry takes you through the steps of breaking down a script and demonstrates how to translate the screenplay format into technical format for use in scheduling and budgeting.  The post Scheduling and Budgeting Film and TV for Beginners – Breaking Down a Script appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Rebecca Norris reveals how she got out of her writing rut and encourages other writers to shake things up and reinvigorate the process. The post TRUE INDIE: How I Got Out of My Writing Rut (and You Can Too) appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Networking Mistakes You’ve been counting down for months, excited about the upcoming event you’re going to.  The plan is to network with agents, publishers and fellow writers.  In your head you’re fabulous at networking … Or are you?? In order to survive a networking event without disastrous consequences avoid making the following [...]
Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with William McGregor about his career and how he progressed from writing and directing shorts, to commercials, to television, and feature films. We also explore his latest horror film, Gwen. The post SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Writer/Director William McGregor Talks About His Latest Horror Feature, Gwen appeared first [...]
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
All About Kirsten Smith Kirsten Smith and her co-writer Karen McCullah are trailblazers in the Rom-Com genre. They are the screenwriting duo behind classic teen movies Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You, to name just a few. But just what is the secret behind their success? What are the rules, [...]
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Cheryl Laughlin talks with writer-director-producer Cameo Wood about Emmy-winning sci-fi short Real Artists (2017) and Coven Film Fest in San Francisco in January. The post Real Artists Reflects Real World Storytelling of Cameo Wood appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Loads of you Bang2writers are writing Horror, all year round. So when BAFTA-nommed Stephen Volk suggested a post on this subject, I jumped at the chance. Don’t forget to check out his book, too. Enjoy! 1) Get Your Brain Out of the Way Thinking doesn’t create monsters. Your unconscious does. Don’t think [...]
Wed, Aug 07, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
All About Jordan Peele Jordan Peele is one of the hottest writers in Hollywood today following the meteoric success of Get Out and Us. Starting out in comedy and now mastering horror, Peele has an original, distinctive style. But just how does he do it? Check out his tips here. Enjoy! 1) [...]
Mon, Aug 05, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Extraordinarily difficult. Here’s a musical illustration that, every time I hear it, scares me to death. “Because the Night” was written by Bruce Springsteen & Patti Smith in 1977. Reached 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Springsteen wrote a draft, but, after struggling for four months, stopped working on it. His producer, [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
All About John August I had the pleasure of talking with ALADDIN, BIG FISH, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and CHARLIE’S ANGELS screenwriter John August recently. John is not only an amazing and successful screenwriter, he is also generous in terms of the knowledge that he gives away. His in-depth podcast Scriptnotes [...]
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
This is your first draft… Vera Hall “Trouble So Hard” written by Vera Hall & Alan Lomax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9SENzRLk_M Moby sampled “Trouble So Hard” but had difficulties with the mix and almost cut the song from the album. In the end, Giant Leap assisted, as did Monster. Draft after draft after draft after draft after draft after [...]
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
Earlier this week, Netflix announced it was making a fairly surprising change to 13 REASONS WHY's first season finale. After two years of controversy, the streaming service decided to completely remove the graphic scene of Hannah Baker getting into the bathtub and slitting her wrists. The scene had been a [...]
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
hang on
As you travel along on your screenwriting journey, you’ll discover that time can drag on and on while you write your screenplays. Time is a screenwriter’s greatest asset to use or worst enemy.  If we don’t have the proper amount of protected time to write—we don’t create the solid body [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
script revision
After you submit our script to someone for a read, we go through what is know as the “waiting game.” It’s that horrible period when the lack of any reply can fester inside a screenwriter’s head, and the fear of rejection and failure can fuel negative thoughts. You get enough [...]
Mon, Jul 01, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
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
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