How to Write Action Description
By: Alex Southey
Alex Southey explores five different kinds of action description, and how they dictate tone in a script. Many people tend to assume that because it doesn’t affect the final film, action description doesn’t matter very much. But this couldn’t...
Magical Realism in Game of Thrones (Some Spoilers Present)
By: Neil Landau
There’s a hint of the magical from the very teaser of the pilot of Game of Thrones. This is a fantastical world, where showrunners/writers/adapters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wisely make sure not to introduce too much too soon for the...
Why The Crocodile Dundee Super Bowl Ad Made An Impact
The Neurotic Superhero: From Comic Book to Catharsis
By: Neil Landau
There’s a historical pattern around the popularity of the superhero—he or she is most needed during dark times in the real world. In Captain America: The First Avenger, when Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) visits the US troops to...
The 2 Copyright Forms Every Screenwriter Should Know
Director Alexander Jeffery On Building the El Dorado of Short Films
Dedication, Discipline & Cultivating Self-Worth in 2018 with The Story Farm
Access Screenplay Contest Grand Prize Winner Elizabeth Samaroo
The power of the annoying LOGLINE
What is the Best Way to Protect Your "Baby"
Scaring Up Funds: How to Acquire Investors When Your Movie’s in Horror
By: Brian Herskowitz
Company: Horror Equity Fund
Scaring Up Funds: How to Acquire Investors When Your Movie’s in Horror, the Most Profitable Genre of Them AllBy Brian Herskowitz and Tony Timpone on November 14, 2017There are a few paths you can take to finding investors for your movie:Friends,...
Why A Good Script is Even Better When it "Infects" People
By: B. O'malley
Company: Screenplay Readers
Your script doesn't just need to be good; it needs to be able to infect. Let me explain. If you buck the odds and get just one person to read your script, it's not likely going to help you. Unless that person who read your script is inspired by your...
Desperation, Dread, & Determination
Book Adaptations And The Fidelity Argument
By: Siobhan Denton
Kirsten Dunst, in her directorial debut, will be directing Dakota Fanning in an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. In an interview, Dunst has noted that her approach in adapting the seminal text has been to avoid the ‘didactic’...