Narek Margaryan

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Rewriting a Screenplay

Free downloadable Go Into The Story eBook by Scott Myers.<p>Why am I smiling? Because today I’m making available to the public the <b>4th in a series of</b> …

Writing

WGA Contract Talks

This is the single best distillation of issues between WGA and AMPTP.<p>Amy Berg is a TV writer-producer with extensive series credits including …

10 Ingredients for Successful Screenwriting: Create a Business Persona

Creating a business persona is a key ingredient to becoming a successful screenwriter. Join Marilyn Horowitz for part 6 of her series.The post 10 …

Screenwriting

Vancouver lawyer uses daily bus commute to write prize-winning screenplay

Kate Bond is a Vancouver lawyer, the mother of a young child – and an aspiring writer. She has written eight novels, showing most of them to nobody.<p>In the winter of 2015, she decided to try her hand at screenwriting. She was busy – with a full-time job working as a litigator at the federal …

Robert McKee: FREE Master Class on the Craft of Story

Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of Story<p>If you haven’t heard of Robert McKee then you’re in for treat. Robert McKee is what is considered a …

Deadpool screenplay up for Writers Guild award

<b>Superhero film Deadpool has received a surprise nomination from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) ahead of its annual awards on 19 February.</b><p>The X-Men spin-off, starring Ryan Reynolds, is one of five films up for the guild's adapted screenplay prize.<p>Oscar-tipped titles La La Land and Moonlight are …

Ryan Reynolds

Here are 10 movies you had absolutely no idea Carrie Fisher helped write

We continue to be bereft at the news of Carrie Fisher’s death. Honestly, we fear we will never recover. After all, Carrie Fisher was — and continues …

Sherlock Holmes 3: Captain Marvel, Rogue One, and more writers working on sequel

When it comes to <i>Sherlock Holmes 3</i>, Warner Bros. is on the case. <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and <i>Captain Marvel</i> screenwriter Nicole Perlman is running a …

The Best Screenwriting Programs for Writing a Slasher Movie

Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means. Teens are taking each other on dates to see horror movies where other teens get murdered. …

How to Write a Screenplay: The Basics

<i>The information below is meant to be a general guideline on how to properly format a screenplay. Industry standards may vary slightly and many</i> …

Filmmaking

How a writer’s first film script inspired Idris Elba to become its star

Leon Butler asked a friend for help and ended up meeting the Wire actor<p>Even in his wildest dreams, Leon Butler never imagined that he would make a film with Idris Elba – one of Britain’s biggest stars of film and TV.<p>As a quantity surveyor and property developer, Butler had no connections with that …

A creative writing lesson from the ‘God of Story’

Robert McKee, has taught creative writing for 30 years. His seminars have attracted more than 60 Oscar winners, but are treated with suspicion by many novelists – including Tim Lott. Can he be won over?<p>One of the main differences between humans and animals is that we compulsively tell stories – to …

Stop Aspiring and Start Writing

Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and …

Creative Writing

Dig Two Graves

John and Craig reprise their roles as development execs in “How Would This Be a Movie?” Looking at four true crime stories, the duo discuss what …

Entertainment

8 Sharp Techniques to Improve Your Creative Writing Skills

Good composition skills in any facet of creative writing will take you to amazing heights. You should remember that in order for your creative …

Creative Writing