Kurt Smeaton on “Children Ruin Everything”

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 23, 2022

Following successful runs with the internationally acclaimed Canadian comedies Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience, writer and producer Kurt Smeaton has recently released his own television series – and the title...

“Pre-meditated Murder Or Self-defence?” Robin Veith & Nick Antosca

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 20, 2022

“Pre-meditated Murder Or Self-defence?” Robin Veith & Nick Antosca Talk ‘Candy’:At a time when our screens are already saturated with true crime TV shows, the story of Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) and Betty Gore...

“A Time When Enlightenment Hits Democracy” Tony McNamara Talks ‘The Great’

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 16, 2022

Award-winning screenwriter Tony McNamara (The Favourite, Cruella) originally told his story of Russian empress Catherine the Great through a stage play format. The play was comprised of two 45-minute parts, with the first focusing on a young...

“We’re Not Making Fun Of You”

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 13, 2022

“We’re Not Making Fun Of You” How Tom Gormican & Kevin Etten Convinced Nic Cage To Sign On To “The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent”:Making films based on celebrities can be tricky. Especially if the said...

The Power Of Westerns (Part 2)

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 6, 2022

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Westerns:Manifest Destiny and American ExceptionalismThe idea that Americans were destined (by God) to settle the west was in many, many early westerns considered a positive. Native Americans were...

The Power Of Westerns (Part 1)

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • June 3, 2022

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Westerns:From the late 1930s to the mid-60s westerns as movies and television ruled the box office and ratings ranks. Legends like directors Howard Hawks, John Ford, Sam Peckinpaw, Sergio Leonie, and...

12 Helpful Tips On Beginning A Scene

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • May 26, 2022

Scenes are the building blocks of your screenplay. They are not all created the same way and not all serve the same function. Most scenes should function as self-contained dramatic units, but not always. They can be interstitial, bridging, or...

Profile Of The Most Important Stanley Kubrick Films

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • May 23, 2022

Fearless. Brilliant. Innovative. Perfect. Genius. Five words to describe legendary director Stanley Kubrick, which do not begin to describe his impact on movies and culture.He made sixteen films in his four-decade career — thirteen features...

5 Ways To Become A Successful Screenwriter

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • May 18, 2022

You can ask this question to a hundred working screenwriters and you’re likely to get a hundred different answers. There’s no single path to success, nor is screenwriting success defined the same way to every writer. Suffice to say,...

4 Ways To Create Atmosphere In Your Screenplay

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE • May 16, 2022

Atmosphere – ?t′m?-sfîr – The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body’s gravitational field.This is the scientific...

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