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
“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
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...
“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs
“Be Careful What You Wish For” Screenwriter Jillian Jacobs Talks ‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ Do you have a fantasy? Do you imagine going to a mysterious tropical resort where dreams can come true and anything is...
The Rarity of Rug-Pulls in the Modern Era of Entertainment
5 Character Traits of an Awesome Action Hero
By: Armaan Uplekar
By Armaan Uplekar. Sarah Connor. Ethan Hunt. James Bond. There’s a deep bench of iconic characters that have helped define and exemplify action cinema for decades. Between preventing nuclear annihilation, rescuing hostages and restoring...
Writing Effective Female Characters
What You Need To be Writing Right Now
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“Make Something Happen Quickly” Davah Avena...
Building and Revealing Character
“What Would Picard Do?” Kirsten Beyer On Co-Creating ‘Star Trek: Picard’
By: Brock Swinson
TV writer Kirsten Beyer is considered the knower of all things Star Trek. She seemingly burst onto our screens from writing oblivion to co-create Star Trek: Picard. Kirsten has been busy writing novels in the Star Trek Universe including Voyager and...