Robert Rodriguez has no doubt created some amazing films. I just saw Alita: Battle Angel, his most recent film, and it's amazing. Did you know it's one of the first films that was filmed with 3D cameras since Avatar? If you still haven't seen it, make sure to watch in 3D. I think there were some corny moments, … Continue reading Robert Rodriguez On Writing
Having trouble writing the perfect log line? Lost or stuck in writing your story? I feel you. I'm sure we've all been there more often than we'd like to admit. These are problems many writers go through, and even the best are prone to them. I've developed a trick for dealing with writer's block. Lately, … Continue reading Writer’s Block, Log Lines, And Getting Lost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flge_rw6RG0 This is the scene that sparked my love for science fiction. It left me filled with awe and wonder. I mean... where the heck were Doc and Marty going?! The sequel went above and beyond my wildest imagination. The inspiration for almost everything I write came from this single moment, and I'm sure it's … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Back to the Future
It's a little late in the month for this post, but please excuse us because it's the first of many to come. If you're looking to enter a contest or fellowship, we've got you covered with the deadlines of the most popular competitions around. Now go break a leg: Early Entry: February 13th - Sundance … Continue reading February Screenwriting Contest Deadlines
If you have finished your first script, and you're ready to sell it for all the money in the world, it's time to slow down a minute. The road ahead is a long one, and this is a marathon, not a race. Last week we wrote about networking. It's important to know people in the … Continue reading The Long Road to Getting Representation
I've come to realize that I definitely look like the guy on the right once I get past the log line... Don't ask me about my story ideas, or if you do I'm going to apologize in advance! Happy Friday!
I just love Spider-Man. What other superhero could sit next to you on the subway and just start talking to you like you're already pals? Into the Spider-Verse has been making waves. People are saying it's not just the best animated movie of the year, but also the best superhero movie of the year. I wholeheartedly … Continue reading Phil Lord and Chris Miller On Writing
So you've finished a couple of screenplays, and you're wondering why nobody has offered to buy them yet, right? Well, I'll tell you what you need to do. Sneak into CAA pretending you have a delivery, go into a literary agent's office and rip off your fake mustache, yelling "I have the best screenplay you'll … Continue reading Networking For Screenwriters
MUST... FINISH... SCENE! You know when you're watching a scary movie, and the character is running down a hallway, and that hallway suddenly seems to stretch infinitely in both directions. The end is in sight, but it seems to be getting further away the closer you get. That's a lot what writing can feel like … Continue reading Friday Fun – You Can Do It!
I've posted about Charlie Brooker in the past: In-Depth Interview – Charlie Brooker. I'm a HUGE fan of Black Mirror, and love what they tried to do with Bandersnatch, the newest Black Mirror experience. If you haven't heard of this new experience, it's an episode where you choose your own story. Every time the main character, … Continue reading Charlie Brooker On Writing