Why you should be writing a TV period pilot… like now
If you like to write historical dramas, now is the time for you to shine – at least on television. Streaming platforms are pouring millions of dollars into these shows, so you if don’t have a one hour TV pilot in repertoire, you might want to think about adding one.
The success of Hidden Figures defies the gravity of Hollywood
We hear a lot of stories about filmmakers struggling for years, sometimes over a decade, to get a film produced. But for Ted Melfi, co-writer and director of Hidden Figures, the planets just seemed to align.
What’s so fascinating about the success of Hidden Figures, written by Ted Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the book by Margot ...
You Can Produce a Staged Reading of Your Screenplay – Here’s How
What's the toughest part about trying to make it in Hollywood? Convincing someone to read your screenplay. But what if you didn't have to convince anyone and they didn't have to do any reading...? Sounds like the perfect scenario. It's called a "staged reading," and it's growing in popularity as new channels of script discovery continue to open up amid the surplus of spec scripts on the market.
Virtual Reality Is Here to Stay and It Needs Screenwriters
(PARK CITY, Utah) -- Sundance Film Festival 2017 was all about virtual reality. It was everywhere, so if you think VR is still a thing of the future - think again. VR is here, and it needs screenwriters.
In a condo just off Main Street in Park City, I was lucky enough to participate in the VR experience Astroids!, a 360-degree animation. ...
Why Him? screenwriter Ian Helfer on writing comedy “people can relate to”
Screenwriter Ian Helfer started his showbiz career as an actor. If you ever watched As the World Turns, you may remember him as Rick, the town paramedic, or the Bear Claw Coach in Wet Hot American Summer. But the pavement-pounding lifestyle of an actor can be rough, so Helfer decided to try his luck as a writer. His screenplay, The Oranges, ...
National Screenwriters Day is January 5 and we want to celebrate with you
Just when you thought the fun of the holidays was over, we’re here to tell you about an exciting new holiday that celebrates all the scribes who know the joy (and pain) of typing the words FADE IN. Thursday January 5, is the first annual National Screenwriters Day and we have several ways for you celebrate.
7 amazingly well written and addictive TV shows to binge over the holidays
The holidays are here and if you don’t want to battle the weather and long lines at the movie theater, let us suggest bingeing on some great TV shows that may have been off your radar. These shows have amazing writing are certainly addictive!
1. Vikings (History Channel)
I initially skipped this show because I thought it would be all ...