https://youtu.be/s9APLXM9Ei8 Craig Mazin, most well known for The Hangover Part II, and Identity Thief, has made quite a pivot in his career with his most recent release, the HBO mini series, Chernobyl. He went from comedies and spoofs in film straight into a historically accurate TV drama. How do you make that kind of a pivot? … Continue reading Craig Mazin On Writing
https://youtu.be/A9vGMMPM5Lg This your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering … Continue reading Quote of the Day – The Matrix
For those of you who haven't seen Game of Thrones, it's a show filled with some of the most memorable moments in TV history. It's worth a watch, and whether or not you like the end you'll certainly enjoy the ride. Also, if you haven't seen it to the end, stop reading here. *Spoilers Ahead* This … Continue reading Remembering Game of Thrones
A warm welcome and huge congratulations to Michelle Bracken, this year's winner of theOFFICE Fellowship. Michelle will receive 6 months of a Premium Membership here at theOFFICE to write write write write write! Michelle submitted the short story, Me Without You, part of a collection of interconnected stories about three 4th graders in a secluded ward … Continue reading 2019 Fellowship Winner!
21 films! That's how many Marvel movies you'd need to watch to have a complete understanding of what's going to happen in this week's massive release, Avengers: Endgame. That's 2704 minutes or 60 hours of watching (I dare you to make it through in one sitting), and it's been 11 years in the making! The … Continue reading The End of an Era
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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!
Do you really want to become a screenwriter? Do you know what it takes to be a screenwriter? Do you really understand? Many people have a different idea of what the business is, and don't have a true understanding of what most screenwriters really do. I believe a lot of people aren't aware of the … Continue reading The Ups and Downs Of Being A Screenwriter
If 2018 has been a tough year for your personal productivity, you are certainly not alone. The world is noisier than ever and making space for oneself in these uncertain times can feel near impossible. For self-generative careers like writing, these are especially challenging times. That’s why theOFFICE (our physical location here in Santa Monica, … Continue reading A message for our local readers
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber were the duo that were recently nominated for having written the Adapted Screenplay, "The Disaster Artist." This movie is based on the book, which was written about the filming process of what's known to be the worst movie of all time, "The Room." If you need some inspiration, just … Continue reading Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber On Writing