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War Machine’s writer/director David Michôd on creating a “schizophrenic” film

For several years, Australian writer/director David Michôd has been eager to make a film about the current war in Afghanistan. After reading the late journalist Michael Hastings’s book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of ...

5 Tips for Your First Ten Pages

You’ve probably had this feeling: very early in a movie (or a book) you think, "wow, this is going to be really, really good." And whenever you have that feeling you’re almost always right. So, why does that happen? It happens because the writer ...

Could Blade Runner 2049 be the most anticipated movie sequel of all time? We’d bet our Origami unicorn on it

In 1982, director Ridley Scott stunned audiences with his epic sci-fi, dystopian noir film Blade Runner. Hampton Fancher and David Peoples wrote the screenplay based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? prompting the ...

The Not So Perfect Screenplay Pitch

How's your screenplay pitch? Are you cool in the room? Ball of nerves? Is there a perfect way to pitch your screenplay? Not that I’ve experienced. Depends on what I pitch, who I’m pitching to, and several other factors. My expertise has been ...

Our 5 Favorite YouTube Bits on Writing Dramas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcthOOSCO3Y No. 1 - Aaron Sorkin, Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan Roundtable This Hollywood Reporter roundtable pulls together some of the greatest showrunners in modern times. Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, ...

When Is the Idea Worth Pursuing the Draft?

How do you know when the idea you have is THE idea. We're here to help you figure that out -- best we can.
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