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Yep, it’s that time of year, EVERY year… we’re talking best screenwriting blogs, we’re talking John August. How he finds time for the blog with everything he’s got going on professionally is a minor miracle. These days, it seems he spends most of his blog time with Scriptnotes, the best screenwriting podcast out there. Even […]

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May 11, 2017 0 Comment

THE SAD ECONOMICS OF INTERNET FAME Thanks to Gaby Dunn and Fusion.net for this enlightening article of how being famous on YouTube doesn’t always lead to big bucks. “It was all so painfully awkward. That night, Brittany Ashley, a lesbian stoner in red lipstick, was at Eveleigh, a popular farm-to-table spot in West Hollywood. The […]

Today, Good Reader, we’ll be looking at classic title sequences. If, as Hitchcock instructs, film is the juxtaposition of images for maximum emotional impact, then the title sequence is something the screenwriter should consider. Point Of Entry is critical. Picking up the story at the latest possible moment. But even before that is the imagery […]

Today we’ll continue our Sampler Series with some of the best writing from Script Magazine in 2016. I’ve been writing for Script Mag for a couple years. You can check out my articles here. Today it’s other authors, some of the best people in the field. Hopefully it helps you on your way to writing […]

Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.– Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus Nothing jerks tears like a good movie death. Acting with nobility, with grace and honor in light of an inevitable end is among the many reasons people pay $12+ bucks to see your movie. Cathartic moments, something universal they […]