Ali Isfendiyaroglu

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First Draft: Read the 2018 Oscar Nominees for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay

Are you aching to read and learn from the 2018 Oscar-nominated scripts? Look no further because we have them all here, along with each trailer for …

Jimmy Kimmel

Script Download Links

150+ scripts made available by studios and production companies.<p>Here are active studio and production company links to download scripts from the last …

Screenwriting

Reader Question: How to convey a character’s emotional state in scene description?

How much latitude does a screenwriter have to ‘editorialize’ in scene description?A question from Lalithra Fernando:So, as a director, I know not to …

Screenwriting

Reader Question: What about introducing the ‘hero’?

On the importance of introducing the story’s Protagonist in a memorable way.<p>A question via email from Jeff Wild:<p>Have you already done a topic/thread …

The 7 Best Podcasts of December 2017

Plus a special bonus :D<p>Lately, we’ve been obsessed with all things podcasts. They are great ways to pass the time while working out, commuting, …

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

Space<p>It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is …

Universe

This articles explains the main functions of the inciting incident in stories.

Can you guess the inciting incident in Shutter Island?<p>I have mentioned in previous articles that the <b>inciting incident</b> is an initial narrative event …

Reader Question: Are screenplay contests any good or not?

With literally hundreds of script competitions, this is an important question.<p>Nicholas, I re-framed the question to get at what I suspect is the …

Filmmaking

BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: Anthony McCarten on DARKEST HOUR

Novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten joined BAFTA to discuss his latest film, DARKEST HOUR, a look at the life of Winston Churchill.<b>On the</b> …

Playwrights

Reader Question: Which movie scripts do you recommend for a beginning screenwriter to read?

A few scripts to give someone a basic level of awareness about what’s involved in the screenwriting craft.A reader question via …

Screenwriting

How to Sell Your Screenplay in the Opening Pages

How do you capture the attention and enthusiasm of the producer, development executive, manager, agent, or script reader from page one? That’s …

How To Read A Screenplay: Parts 1–7

<i>If you’re serious about learning the craft, here are some ways to dig into scripts.</i><p>For the last week or so in this series, I have advanced an …

Writing

9 Free Go Into The Story eBooks

One GITS eBook every month in 2017… all of ’em free!There are over 23,000 posts on this blog. That’s a boatload of content. I decided to do something …

Writing

Stop consuming and start creating

Every day we spend countless hours consuming content. We dive deep into the plethora of podcasts, articles, movies, and books as a gateway into the …

Reader Question: Should you plot out the Protagonist’s arc or just go with your gut?

Some words of ‘wisdom’ from legendary Hollywood producer Max Millimeter.A tweet from @CaveDude21:Do you actually plot out the Protag’s Emotional Arc, …

Writing

16 Click-Worthy Topics to Write About (So You Never Run Out of Ideas)

Never be at a loss for content ideas ever again.<p>Since I started blogging nearly 4 years ago, I've discovered the joy--and frustration--of deciding what to write about.<p>Sometimes an idea spontaneously comes to mind and I'm compelled to sit down right there and then and hammer out a post and hit …

6 Pragmatic Screenwriting Tips From the Writers of 'The Big Sick', 'Get Out' and More

We even included Aaron Sorkin and Darren Aronofsky for good measure.<p>Reading the screenplays of the award-contending films of the year can certainly …

Darren Aronofsky

BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: Mark Boal on DETROIT

<b>On current events in Hollywood:</b><p>And let me just say, although it sort of goes without saying, the sexual criminality that has come to light among …

Story Climax Examples: Writing Gripping Build-Ups

Sometimes we overstate the importance of ‘climax’ in a story. After all, some novels end with anti-climax. Bret Easton Ellis even ends a novel …

How to create a minor character that avoids cliche and stereotype.

There is no truly minor character in Toy Story in terms of impact<p>.<br>.<br>Most novels or screenplays contain at least one <b>minor character.</b> This is a …

If You Want to be Highly Creative, Do these 8 Things

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so <i>talented</i>,” but truthfully, …

The Business of Screenwriting: Your first big check

It is March, 1987. I am here, the Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Blvd. It’s 1PM. I am meeting one of my agents for lunch. For dessert: My first big check …

Script To Screen: “Barton Fink”

The opening scene from the 1991 movie <i>Barton Fink</i>, written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.Plot Summary: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to …

Screenwriting

Quentin Tarantino Doesn’t Even Know How Netflix Works, Still Misses Video Stores

"You’re not invested with electronic technology when it comes to the movies."<p>The way we watch movies may be changing, but Quentin Tarantino isn’t. …

Quentin Tarantino

David Fincher: ‘Moviemaking is a rat f*ck, every day is a skirmish’

Netflix has come a long way since the launch of its flagship in-house production, House of Cards back in 2013. The first two episodes of that …

David Fincher

100 Archive Links

In 9 years of hosting Go Into The Story, the site has accumulated over 23,000 posts covering just about every possible subject related to …

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Here is a simple formula about three things — Read Scripts. Watch Movies. Write Pages. — you need to do to expand and deepen your understanding of …

Reader Question: Can writing a character bio get in the way of one’s creative process?

What if the bio veers away from the writer’s take on the character?A question via email from Hamilton Hollands:My question is do you think that when …

Screenwriting

10 Screenwriting Tips I’m Thankful For

Just the tips!It’s Thanksgiving Week, which means it’s time to sneak away from people you’re convinced you can’t possibly be related to to work on …

Screenwriting

Time to Read 2017 Movie Scripts

<i>One of the best ways to learn the craft: Read scripts!</i>Grace Kelly doing what you should be doing: Reading a scriptWith the ongoing release of 2017 …

Screenwriting