5 Hacks for Writing a Killer Opening Scene
The first scene in a movie has many jobs to do. Not only must it nail down the tone, time and place where the story is being told, it must also tease the journey ahead. It’s no wonder some writers spend months conceiving and writing the first five pages of their screenplay.
BIRDMAN Writers Thought No One Would “Get It”
Write a script that takes place in one shot staring Michael Keaton as a burnt out action hero? It sounded just crazy enough to work said the writers of Birdman, the indie sensation that’s sweeping the art house theater scene and bringing the Oscar buzz to its contributors.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% and a general thumbs up through word ...