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
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
I really feel this one. I started writing this blog post about 5 months ago... I'm not sure what happened!
Chris Levinson is one of our faves here at theOFFICE. She's always a hoot and always busy working on something exciting. She has written/produced for numerous TV shows including Party of Five, Law & Order and Tyrant. Her pilots have been produced at NBC and FOX. Chris recently connected with Brooks Elms, a fellow screenwriter and … Continue reading Chris Levinson – “There are writers who write and there are writers who talk.”
Hello everyone. I'm here to talk to you about a disorder that has spread through a particular profession, writers. Millions of writers around the world, aren't able to focus on their job, because of a fear that their work hasn't been saved. This is a very serious issue. There has been a solution to this … Continue reading Friday Fun – Obsessive Compulsive Saving Disorder
New discoveries always make these weekly interview posts so enjoyable. This is Leigh Whannell, who actually started out with the Saw series. He got started along with James Wan, another master of horror. What a crazy film to start of couple of screenwriting careers. James and Leigh have taken off with separate careers now, but it seems … Continue reading Leigh Whannell On Writing