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
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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 missed out on "13 Reasons Why" when it originally released, but that's the great thing about Netflix. You can sit down and watch it whenever you want. This show was a straight up binge watch for me. I couldn't stop once I started, like many others I'm sure. They do an amazing job of … Continue reading Brian Yorkey On Writing
I know I post about grammar from time to time, but I could bearly resist myself on this one.
This week marks the last week of our In-Depth series of Emmy posts. I hope you enjoyed reading them and learning about some of the best writers of the year. This week, Lisa Joy teaches us the importance of knowing it's never too late to get your start. She was on a solid path as … Continue reading In-Depth Look – Lisa Joy
I just really can never get enough of these two. I'm a big fan of the last-minute panic technique. If only I could create that for myself on a daily basis...