month : 05/2016 7 results

"I Liked It, Now Change Everything": How To Take Story Notes Like A Pro

Most writers hate getting story notes. Who likes to hear the script they worked so hard to complete isn't perfect in every way? Here are five techniques to handle notes like a pro.

Is Game of Thrones Following Three-Act Structure?

Is Game of Thrones the TV series -- which is now in its sixth season -- actually one big giant movie, and the source of its highs and lows based on three-act film structure?

The list of movies based on videogames is growing and why that’s a good thing for screenwriters

The Angry Birds Movie won the box office last weekend, earning nearly $40 million, according to Box Office Mojo. If you think the gaming industry doesn’t affect your career as a screenwriter – think again. If you haven’t played the video game Angry Birds on your smartphone or tablet, it’s likely your child or one you know has. The ...

The Nice Guys: 5 tips for writing a buddy-cop movie

Writer/director Shane Black, with the help of fellow writer, Anthony Bargarozzi, is back doing what he does best – writing a buddy-cop flick that will push the envelope, exceed expectations, and oh yeah, make you laugh. The Nice Guys is set in smoggy, 1970s Los Angeles, where local government is dirtier than the air and the porn industry ...

Five Old School Ways to Write Better Characters

Gone With The Wind. Casablanca. Citizen Kane. We all know the classics -- they're the movies that made us all want to start writing in the first place. They've got gripping plots, snappy dialogue... and absolutely unforgettable characters. Every writer hopes his or her next project will be deemed an instant classic in the company of great ...

Captain America: Civil War: 5 tips for writing an ensemble film

Captain America: Civil War is populated with more superheroes than we’ve ever seen in one movie. Most characters are old friends, like Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow, but there are some new additions, like Black Panther and King T’Chaka. When Tom Holland appeared as Spider-Man for the first time in Civil War, the audience literally ...

Maureen Bharoocha flips the traditional ‘male gaze’ in her fresh, sexy new movie, ‘I Am Watching You’

In her second feature film for the Lifetime Movie Network, writer/director Maureen Bharoocha brings a truthful female perspective to the film I Am Watching You, co-written by Ellen Huggins. The thriller is about a young novelist, Nora (Madeline Zima), who begins harmlessly spying on her sexy neighbor, Lucas (Brian Ames). At first, Nora enjoys ...
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