month : 01/2017 8 results

Our 5 favorite YouTube bits on comedy writing.

One of the best ways to hone your craft is to look at the work of experts. Here is a round up of our favorite YouTube bits on how to write standup, TV, films, sketch and everything in between.

5 Ways to Rehab a Stale Script

For writers who are ready to try some radical revision, these are a few trade-tested ideas to get the plot moving again.

How to collaborate using Final Draft 10

The newest thing in screenwriting software is collaboration. That means you can write a few lines of dialog or a quick little scene and your writing partner can watch you and even join in. Doesn’t matter if you’re in the same city or on the other side of the country, this technology makes it easier than ever to collaborate – a fundamental in the film industry.

TV Writers, It’s Good to Be Different

What scripts do you have socked away that felt too “out there” or different to commit to paper, finish, or submit? With so many outlets for stories that veer from the beaten path (shoutout to shows such as Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure for paving the way), it’s time to drag that idea out of hiding. Different, strange, oddball, ...

Taking Wisdom from One of Kevin Smith’s Very First Haters

All the writers I know have at least one person in their past who told them they would never make it. In my case, it was a creative writing professor in college. Too often it’s a critical parent who thinks writing isn’t really a career or a disgruntled spouse waiting for the income to start rolling in to relieve financial woes.

The Walking Dead’s Best Well Written Episodes

Warning: SPOILERS! The Walking Dead may not get much love for its writing by the awards folks, but we’re here to fix that. The show is known for its amazing practical makeup FX courtesy of executive producer Greg Nicotero and his team, but that’s not the only reason millions of viewers appointment watch this show. Any fan will tell you, The ...

Why Him? screenwriter Ian Helfer on writing comedy “people can relate to”

Screenwriter Ian Helfer started his showbiz career as an actor. If you ever watched As the World Turns, you may remember him as Rick, the town paramedic, or the Bear Claw Coach in Wet Hot American Summer. But the pavement-pounding lifestyle of an actor can be rough, so Helfer decided to try his luck as a writer. His screenplay, The Oranges, ...

National Screenwriters Day is January 5 and we want to celebrate with you

Just when you thought the fun of the holidays was over, we’re here to tell you about an exciting new holiday that celebrates all the scribes who know the joy (and pain) of typing the words FADE IN. Thursday January 5, is the first annual National Screenwriters Day and we have several ways for you celebrate.
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