“Dolemite Is My Name” Wears Its Heart on Its Velvet Sleeve
“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...
Meaning and Toy Story 4
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Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play
Villains And Their Functions In Stories
Up Close And Personal With Guillermo Del Toro
Warner Bros. Chiefs On The Present And Future Of Film & TV
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Comedy Screenwriting Craft: Using Metaphors
First Impressions: The Length and Look of Your Pilot or Screenplay
Where Does The Legal Battle Between the ATA and the WGA Leave Producers?
Don’t Ruin a Good Read! Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid
Moving Beyond Screenplay Structure
5 Ways to Get Your Screenwriting Year Off to a Great Start
Writing Effective Plot Twists
By: James Napoli
Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor, James Napoli details the different types of plot twists screenwriters can use in their screenplays. There are several different types of plot twists you can use in your screenwriting. Let’s take a look...
Honoring the Little Moments: Lost in Translation
By: By Peter N. Chumo ||
An interview with Sofia Coppola, and an examination of her Oscar-winning screenplay.When Sofia Coppola began writing Lost in Translation, her first original screenplay after her adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, she knew there were certain...