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> …

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 …

Screenwriting

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 …

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 …

Writing

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 …

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. …

Screenwriting

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> …

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 …

Creative Writing

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 …

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 …

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 …

Before 'Batman Begins': Secret History of the Movies That Almost Got Made

Courtney Love as Harley Quinn? Bruce Wayne a married man? As Christopher Nolan's groundbreaking reboot turns 10, filmmakers from Frank Miller to Joel …

Batman & Robin

Writing from the Soul: How Your Story Defines Your Self

<b>Why do so many of us feel like our lives are fictions that need revision?</b> It's because every one of us has a specific, unique story that we tell ourselves about ourselves: This is our 'go-to story'. Our individual, internal self-narrative defines our entire world. Our stories shape the context in …

How Meryl Streep Terrified The Devil Wears Prada’s Screenwriter

The film celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.<p>After <b>Meryl Streep</b> signed on to star in <i>The Devil Wears Prada,</i> the Oscar-winning actress invited director <b>David Frankel</b>, producer <b>Wendy Finerman</b>, and screenwriter <b>Aline Brosh McKenna</b> to her New York home to discuss the script, which was based on the …

11 Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid Annoying Their Hollywood Contacts

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Aaron Sorkin will teach you screenwriting for $90

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Screenwriting

'It's better than The Sopranos': the foreign TV you'll be bingeing on this summer

Coming soon from the man who brought you Deutschland 83 – wife-swappers, killer sisters, a female mafia boss and a Spanish take on Orange Is the New Black<p>Walter Iuzzolino is an effusive man in a sweater-vest, with a PhD in Henry James and a passion for television. He uses the word “spectacular” in …

The ‘Baby Writer’s’ Cheat Sheet: Tips from Screenwriting Instructor Hilliard Guess

The 'Baby Writer's' Cheat Sheet: Tips from Screenwriting Instructor Hilliard Guess<p>The phrase “baby writers” gets tossed around often in entertainment …

10 Traps Screenwriters Need to Avoid

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Screenwriter says original ‘Game Of Thrones’ pilot was ‘a complete piece of s**t’

The lion's share of the show's pilot was later re-shot<p>Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin has recalled watching an early version of <i>Game Of Thrones</i>‘ …

TV Series

Gravity writer Jonás Cuarón takes over the new Zorro movie

Big-screen villains beware — Zorro is returning to theaters.<p>The masked, rapier-wielding pulp hero will be the subject of an upcoming film to be …

Black List Screenwriter Isaac Adamson to Adapt 'The Ice Twins'

Adamson is responsible for the Black List script 'Bubbles,' a biopic about Michael Jackson’s infamous chimpanzee.<p>Isaac Adamson is set to adapt the …

Michael Jackson

A Chat With the Producer Calling Out Sexist Descriptions of Women in Scripts on Twitter

Filmmaker Ross Putman struck a nerve Tuesday night when he started a Twitter account that only tweets the first descriptions of female characters in …

Feminism

Read All the Sexist Ways Female Characters Are Introduced in Scripts

“Behind a steamy shower door is the indistinguishable but sexy silhouette of Jane showering.” So reads one introduction for a female character in a …

Feminism