2019 is the Perfect Time to Try Writing in a New Film Genre
Entering into a new year is a great time to rededicate yourself to your screenwriting practice. If you just read that sentence and felt excited, great! But if you just read that sentence and felt an overwhelming sense of dread, maybe it’s time to try something new. How about a new genre?
Five things I learned about screenwriting from Mother!
If you’ve seen any of Darren Aronofsky’s films (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Pi), there’s no doubt he has a dark mind. But seeing his latest film Mother! makes me think he’s only just begun to tap into his own psychological agony. Be warned – this movie isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea (it gave me nightmares) – but there’s no denying Aronofsky’s a genius storyteller.
8 thriller subgenres to explore when writing your blockbuster thriller
We love the excitement of a thriller. Its plot twists, mistaken identities, savage villains and high anxiety brought on by the element of suspense gets our blood racing. To help us relate to the protagonist (and up the terror), he is usually an “every man,” someone just like you or me, compelling us to coldly consider that the same ...
Barbara Curry on THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Screenwriter Barbara Curry was working as a federal criminal prosecutor when a literally agent called and asked if she’d ever considered writing for Hollywood. At the time, she said she’d never given it much thought, but then… the idea started to sink in. Curry soon started writing feature spec scripts and eventually took classes at UCLA.
Screenwriter Richard Wenk talks working with Denzel Washington in THE EQUALIZER
“He’s probably the greatest American living actor,” says screenwriter Richard Wenk of Denzel Washington. “I’m a huge fan.” And who isn’t? Philadelphia, Flight, Training Day. The list goes on.
So, when Wenk was offered a chance to write the feature adaptation of the 80’s TV show, The Equalizer, with Denzel Washington in mind for ...