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Script Analysis: “The Good Dinosaur” – Part 2: Plot

Reading scripts. Absolutely critical to learn the craft of screenwriting. The focus of this weekly series is a deep structural and thematic analysis of each script we read. 410 more words

How They Write A Script: Leigh Brackett

“She wrote that like a man. She writes good.”– Howard Hawks, quoted in “Hawks on Hawks”

The “she” to whom Hawks was referring was screenwriter… 1,714 more words


Entertainment attorney Christopher Schiller attempts to explain just who Hollywood agents are in general and what they can do (and can’t do) for your screenwriting career. 13 more words

Sheep Crossing Roads

John and Craig discuss obstacles, those things your characters hate but desperately need.

We also follow up on the great Peter Dodd episode and answer listener questions on writing action, anecdotes as IP and other topics. 56 more words

Willy Wonka's Recipe for Invention

Invention, my dear friends, is:

93% perspiration,

6% electricity,

4% evaporation,

& 2% butterscotch ripple.

~ Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Watch this movie classic!


Screenwriting 101: Adam Rifkin

“You can just say, ‘Well, I’m not really inspired by an idea yet, so I’m just gonna hang out, see what hits me. Maybe I’ll write a scene and see where it takes me.’ I don’t know any writers who are successful who approach writing like that at all. 20 more words

Are YOU an Indie Film Hero?

We Make Movies Canada is a lively group of independent film professionals from a variety of disciplines but with a common goal: to nurture talent and promote solidarity among the Toronto independent film community. 339 more words

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