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...
Carolina Groppa Explains Exactly What Film Producers Do. So Be Nice To Them
By: Caroline Grappa
For as long as the film industry has existed, so have producers. But so has the general public’s confusion about what producers actually do. It’s surprising how poorly it is understood given the importance of this high profile position....
Greta Gerwig Gives Us a Thoroughly Contemporary Take on “Little Women”
In this overpopulated age of remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings, how do you find a new path in on a property that’s already been told on the big and small screen over a dozen times? Filmmaker Greta Gerwig has managed to make something quite...
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“A Masterpiece Stoner Movie” Kevin Smith On ‘Jay & Silent Bob Reboot’
By: Brock Swinson
When indie screenwriters are asked to name their most prolific and influential filmmakers, Kevin Patrick Smith undoubtedly places on that list.Back in 1994, the iconic stoner comedy Clerks, set in the convenience store where Smith worked,...
Why Demons and Devils Make for Superior Villains
4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!
By: Pen Densham
As a four-year-old, I was impressed by seeing my parents making short 35mm films for the movie theaters, even riding a live 7 ft alligator in one of them. Those experiences caused me to have a life-long desire to conjure visual and emotional magic...