A few years ago, the owner of theOffice, Aleks Horvat, produced a series of in depth interviews with some of today's most successful screenwriters and released them on DVD. Now, for the first time ever, they are available on Youtube in full. The interviews are over an hour long and provide incredible insight into what … Continue reading The Dialogue: Learning from the Masters
First Draft I recently finished the first draft of the comedy pilot I’ve been working on with a writing partner. It’s great except that it’s about twenty pages too long and not funny. We cringed every time we read it. The thing needed rewrites. Not the kind where we could just go through the script … Continue reading Let It Go
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, … Continue reading My Favorite QOTD
Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! … Continue reading QOTD
Today's quote from Tony Gilroy's masterful screenplay, Michael Clayton. This is the second half of Arthur Edens' voiceover monologue that opens the film. ARTHUR EDENS (V.O.) -- Two weeks ago I came out of the building -- I’m running across Sixth Avenue -- there’s a car waiting -- I have exactly thirty-eight minutes to get … Continue reading Monologue!
We thought it might be a good idea/resource to list the pro writers who are on Twitter. If you know of any we're missing - and we surely are - please shoot us an email at info [at] theofficeonline.com. Thanks! Adam McKay – Anchorman, Talladega Nights Alan Yang – Parks and Recreation Amy Berg - … Continue reading Screenwriters on Twitter