Shanee Edwards


Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera's Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards

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Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant

A master storyteller when it comes to action adventure films, Steven Spielberg is the best when it comes to learning the craft of telling good stories. We took a look at his latest film The BFG to give you seven ways to get all Spielbergian on your script.

How to Use These 7 Pixar Story Hacks On Your Screenplay

The word Pixar is fast becoming synonymous with great storytelling. Why? Because they have a set of rules, and they stick to them. Following these seven Pixar story hacks will guide your relatable protagonist though a clear story and help you write an amazing screenplay.

WGA’s New Diversity Database: Will It Help Or Hurt Writers?

From #OscarSoWhite to the federal EEOC investigating the lack of working female film directors, outrage over Hollywood’s lack of diversity is everywhere. Now, the Writer’s Guild of America is doing its part to address the problem by creating a searchable database of its diverse members – but will it really make a difference?

Alice Through the Looking Glass: 5 Story “Don’ts” We Learned From the Film

How does a movie with so much potential, so many stars and so much cash behind it fail to measure up? We think it all starts with story. If you have that down, everything else falls into place. Here are five DON'TS when it comes to story that we learned from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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 ...

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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