“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...
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...
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...
“Uncut Gems” Makes for a Tense and Tumultuous Character Study
“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...
The Taste of the Academy’s Animation Branch is Broadening
Open Writing Assignments (OWAs) - Demystifying the Secret Club
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
Tell Me A Little. Show Me A Lot.
By: Michael Lee Simpson
A screenplay, or movie script, is more of a format than an art.Good dialogue is individual to each character, but when it’s used as a crutch to explain the plot, the lines become blurred. That’s where an old saying in screenwriting...
“Characters Should Be Understandable In Their Vulnerabilities”
“Characters Should Be Understandable In Their Vulnerabilities” Raphael Bob-Waksberg On ‘Bojack Horseman’ Talking animals have been seen in films and TV shows for decades. There was even a show about a talking horse...
“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...
The Five Pillars of a Successful Pitch
By: Karisa Tate
Our last Virtual Pitch Challenge was such a success that we decided to host another one, and WOW we were we blown away by the responses. It was abundantly clear that everyone who submitted took the advice from our last pitch panel and applied it to...