month : 01/2018 9 results

Writer Kelly Fullerton goes deep on the Simone Biles biopic

The new Lifetime movie, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar, is based on Biles’ autobiography from 2016. The biopic details the hardships and sacrifices Biles, played by Jeanté Godlock, made on the road to winning a combined total of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, making her one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. In ...

10 Tips for Networking at the Sundance Film Festival

If you’ve never been to the Sundance Film Festival and you're thinking about going next year, now is the time to start planning. Sundance is the place to make connections, see inspiring movies (and now TV shows) and learn about new trends. This year, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) projects were everywhere at the festival. ...

4 reasons not to use flashbacks

Discussing whether flashbacks are a good idea with writers is about as easy as trying to choose your favorite Star Wars movie. There really isn’t one definitive answer. We just want to say that avoiding flashbacks more often than not is probably a good rule of thumb for all screenwriters.

Video: Counterpart creator talks about new J.K. Simmons show

ScreenwritingU's Shanee Edwards talks to the creator of Counterpart, the story of a UN employee who discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension.

Video: The secret to writing a fantastic, fun, fabulous kids movie from Paddington 2 writers

Video: ScreenwritingU's Shanee Edwards interviews the Paddington 2 writers to find out how to write for kids and adults in a sequel.

What is a set-piece?

So, the first thing I found out by researching set-pieces is that there’s not a long of agreement as to what they are exactly. My understanding has always been that a set-piece is a self-contained portion of your story which can stand on its own. That is certainly the dictionary definition. However, some sites are saying that a set-piece is an expensive sequence that is the dramatic or comic highpoint. That’s a definition I disagree with so what I’ll be discussing here is the first idea of a set-piece as a self-contained portion of your story.

5 TV Shows That Think Outside Of The Box

Everyone wants to come up with the next great TV show.  But in a sea of doctor, lawyer and police procedurals, how do you stand out?

The 2nd Annual National Screenwriters Day is Jan. 5!

To honor great writers like Robert Riskind, Friday, January 5 has been deemed National Screenwriters Day and screenwriters all over the country are coming together to celebrate. ScreenwritingU President, Hal Croasnum, spearheaded the creation of the holiday in 2017 and so far, it’s been a huge success.

How to Turn Your Feature Idea Into a Short Film?

It's nearly impossible to arrange financing for an independent feature film if you don't have (m)any credits.  To get financing, it helps to have a "proof of concept" that shows why an investor or company should give you money to execute your vision.  It is also MUCH easier to finance a short film.  But where do you begin?
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