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The Many Faces Of Supporting Characters
By: James Napoli
Supporting characters serve a lot of functions in films and TV, and, when approached properly, they enhance and burnish the overall impact of visual storytelling. Let’s take a look at some of the key functions of supporting characters in...
The Zenith of the Ass-Kicking Female Action Hero
Film Producer Chris Goldberg Discusses What It Takes For Screenwriters
Film Producer Chris Goldberg Discusses What It Takes For Screenwriters To Make It In The Business: Chris Goldberg started his career as a literary scout for 20th Century Fox where he was involved in the rights deals for Gone Girl, The Martian,...
What Makes A Good Scene In Your Screenplay?
By: Michael Lee Simpson
What Makes A Good Scene In Your Screenplay? An estimated five hundred thousand feature films are floating around on earth, circulating among us, streaming on Netflix or Hulu, stacked in dated DVD collections, or stored in a basement...
“More Potent Than You Think” Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy Talk
By: Brock Swinson
“More Potent Than You Think” Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy Talk Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Blow the Man Down’: Set in East Coast fishing village replete with sea shanties and bars, Blow The Man Down tells the...
Wanna Make it in Screenwriting? Thick Skin is Required!
9 Ways To Make Your Supervillains Truly Villainous
9 Ways To Make Your Supervillains Truly Villainous: Stories are typically told in terms of a hero putting his or her wits against a villain hellbent on thwarting their efforts. Writing these characters is not as simple as the good guys (or...
Open Writing Assignments (OWAs) - Demystifying the Secret Club
“Intimacy Can Save You” Screenwriter-Producer Alyson Feltes On Hit Netflix
By: Sarah Swinson
“Intimacy Can Save You.” Screenwriter-Producer Alyson Feltes On Hit Netflix TV Show ‘Ozark.’Alyson Feltes, writer on Netflix TV hit Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, spoke to Creative Screenwriting Magazine...
“Uncut Gems” Makes for a Tense and Tumultuous Character Study
The Taste of the Academy’s Animation Branch is Broadening
Screenwriting Advice: Give Your Characters the Power of the VOTE
By: Gerald Hanks
Company: Story Into Screenplay
Characters drive stories. Powerful characters give writers reasons to create stories around them. Directors want to create moments around that power. Actors want to channel that power. Audiences want to take part in that power. As a writer, your job...
My Fast Track Transformative Experience
“Emotional Procedural” How Showrunner Austin Winsberg Classifies Zoey
“Emotional Procedural” How Showrunner Austin Winsberg Classifies ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Musical comedy-drama Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been a welcome hit for NBC with its whimsical...