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10 Jordan Peele Quotes Writers and Directors Can Learn From

Jordan Peele, one half of the sketch comedy duo KEY & PEELE, burst onto the cinema scene with the highly acclaimed and successful “social thriller” …

Horror

The Insider Interviews: Caryn Mandabach

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: CARYN MANDABACH he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Bill Tench (MINDHUNTER)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Fish

OPINION: Why Screenwriters Should Take Lessons from Shakespeare

An odd trend in cinema surfaced in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s. A spate of teen films relocated the plots of William Shakespeare plays to …

William Shakespeare

14 Quotes from Industry Figures That Prove Writers Need Script Coverage Now, More Than Ever

The times they are a’ changing, as Bob Dylan once said. Who’d have thought a few years ago that full blown movie stars would be appearing on TV? And …

OPINION: The Key to a Great Genre Hybrid

A genre hybrid, a cross between two or more genres, can be a boon. It’s giving the audience something familiar, tapping into genre conventions, but …

Science Fiction

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Luke Skywalker (STAR WARS)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Luke Skywalker

The Insider Interviews: Andy Paterson

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: ANDY PATERSON he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

Employment

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Rebecca Bunch (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Dramedy

OPINION: What Screenwriters Can Learn From Films About Writers

Films about writers, more than films about any other profession, can lay claim to accuracy. After all, who better to understand how writers think and …

Mary Shelley

15 Inspiring Dee Rees Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

Screenwriter and director Dee Rees’ debut feature film PARIAH was met with positive critical acclaim and since then, her Emmy Award-winning HBO …

Screenwriting Etiquette in Film & TV – The ULTIMATE PDF Guide

As a new screenwriter, how does one conduct oneself in one of the most competitive industries in the world? It’s an important question, and one that …

The Insider Interviews: Faye Ward

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: FAYE WARD he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

Intellectual Property

The 10 Best Literary Agents for Writers in 2018

As a screenwriter, it can be confusing navigating the multitude of literary agents out there. Big or small, almost all literary agents won’t accept …

Arts and Crafts movement

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Theo Faron (CHILDREN OF MEN)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Activism

OPINION: Great Dialogue is All in the Subtext

Writing great dialogue is difficult, but one way to get a step closer is through the use of subtext. Subtext, literally what is below the text, is …

Writing

How to Generate Narrative Momentum in Screenplays – The ULTIMATE PDF Guide

here’s a great quote from F. Hauser and R. Reich that states: “In all the best material, the outcome is inevitable and inherent in the opening moment …

Screenwriting

OPINION: Why Screenwriters Should Tell Stories about Everyday Heroes

With the dominance of superhero and tentpole films, sometimes it seems like there’s no place in cinema for everyday heroes. Most audiences don’t want …

Screenwriting

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Lou Bloom (NIGHTCRAWLER)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Screenwriting

How to Mine History & the Real World for Your Next TV Script

History is, to gently mutilate a great quote, often stranger than fiction, which is what makes it such a great basis for fiction. Of course, mining …

Mad Men

Why Screenwriters Shouldn’t “Spray & Pray” In a Screenwriting Contest

ne common feature of professional writers’ stories is that there is no single magic route into the industry. Everyone’s path is different. Entering a …

Writing

The Insider Interviews: Rhodri Thomas

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: RHODRI THOMAS he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

Employment

10 Inspired Ways Writers Came Up With Classic Movies

‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ It’s the question that gets a ripple of groans at any Q&A session, and an answer comprising a shrug and escorting …

Mad Max

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Hans Landa (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Christoph Waltz

The Insider Interviews: Robert Jones

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: ROBERT JONES he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

Danny Boyle

10 Screenwriting Lessons We Can Learn From… DEAD MAN’S SHOES (2004)

EAD MAN’S SHOES follows Richard (Paddy Considine), a soldier who returns to his home town to get revenge on the men who abused his …

Screenwriting

Download the 20 Screenplays You Can Learn The Most From

Stephen King said it best: “if you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.” It’s essential that screenwriters are …

Pulp Fiction

The Insider Interviews: Matt Orton

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: MATT ORTON he Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom …

Employment

OPINION: Screenplays That Send Messages

There’s a famous piece of screenwriting advice that “if you want to send messages, use Western Union.” Now it might go, “if you want to send …

Black Mirror

GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Baby (BABY DRIVER)

In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in …

Baby Driver