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Meryl Streep Funds Screenwriting Lab for Women Over 40

Meryl Streep has been vocal about ageism in Hollywood, but now she’s making a move to fight it.<p>Called the Writers Lab, this new program seeks to …

Screenwriting

How to be a kick-ass writers’ assistant

It’s June, which means TV writers’ rooms for the next season are opening for business. Most of the people in those rooms are veteran writers who …

The Social Network

Starting Monday, we begin our next installment of the Go Into The Story Script Reading & Analysis series: <i>The Social Network,</i> nominated for 8 Academy …

Screenwriting

Scriptnotes

Scriptnotes Podcast<p>Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything …

Crossword Puzzles

This Is How You Do It: 10 Filmmaking Tips from Mark and Jay Duplass

Mark and Jay Duplass are a ubiquitous presence at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They were involved with three Sundance films, “The Bronze,” …

Filmmaking

Talkhouse Film is the Place To Be for Filmmakers' Voices

Nick Dawson has cultivated the go-to destination for filmmakers from all walks of life to pool their journalistic efforts.<p>Articles ranging from …

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

The cruel reality of screenwriting credits | Comment | Screen

You write or contribute to a screenplay; a film is made; your name appears on the credits. Sounds like a simple story, but it’s one that doesn’t …

SCRIPT NOTES: Major Character Types - "Antagonist"

<i>WGA writer</i> <b>Michael Tabb</b> <i></i><i>has written for Universal Studios, Disney Feature Animation, comic book icon Stan Lee, and other industry players. Follow</i> …

14 Best Screenwriting Competitions To Enter In 2018

To learn how to become a screenwriter, screenwriting contests are a great way to get started.<p>One of the best ways to get noticed by agents and …

How to Write a Script Outline | The 8 Essential Plot Points

Plot is THE driving force of your screenplay, so it’s essential that you spend time on your plotting skills when you’re writing a script outline.<p>You …

What The X-Files Taught Me About Writing Scary Stories

The X-Files defined dramatic science fiction in the 90s. It inspired fans to write spooky stories of their own. Rumor has it, the show is returning …

Chicks Who Script: A Screenwriting Podcast that Features the Best in Storytelling

When it comes to the topics of screenwriting, film and storytelling, good conversation is essential. There are endless ideas and insights on these …

Writing

Why ‘Birdman’ Will Be MIA at the WGA Awards

The awards season momentum for “Birdman” — which has won the major trophies at the PGA, SAG and DGA ceremonies — is about to be halted …

Hollywood

Jeanne's Top 12 Screenwriting Tips

<i>Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor of</i> Script Magazine<i>, on Stephanie Palmer’s list of “Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers,” and</i> …

8 Essential Filmmaking Tips from Darren Aronofsky

Celebrate the 'Black Swan' director's birthday with his words of wisdom on everything from color to improvisation.<p>With over 15 years of filmmaking experience in both mainstream Hollywood and the nooks and crannies of independent filmmaking, director Darren Aronofsky has tackled drugs, ballet, …