Paul Peditto is an award-winning screenwriter and director. His low-budget film Jane Doe starring Calista Flockhart won Best Feature at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival. Six of his screenplays have been optioned including Crossroaders to Haft Entertainment (Emma, Dead Poets Society). He recently wrote and produced the micro-budget feature Chat, currently distributed on iTunes, VUDU, YouTube, and Dish Network by Gravitas Ventures. . . . more

16Oct 2017

Good Reader, it’s time for Version 3 of our thrilling revisiting of screenplay format! I give you my word– and you can judge this for yourself starting with that Velveeta log above– this will be no bland/mind-numbingly boring discussion on the “rules” of screenwriting. This one will be F-U-N! Vamos…. THE VELVEETA CHEESE RULE “Keep […]

07Oct 2017

Today we’ll try one more riff off the wonderful Buzzfeed article “129 of the most beautiful shots in movie history”. I wondered what the scripts for each of these frames would look like. Film, being a visual medium, places the director’s place at (or near) the top of the priority pyramid. While the screenwriter’s place […]

30Sep 2017

I’ve been writing for Script Magazine for two years now. It’s been a great pleasure to meet some of the people who write for the magazine as well as editor par excellance Jeanne Bowerman. Jeanne curates some mean content at Script Mag. In case you don’t visit that site and are interested in screenwriting, we’ll […]

20Sep 2017

Flash vs. Flashback

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Yeah, I know it’s from a College Humor video, but remember that scene in Batman Begins where Scarecrow throws that powder in Batman’s face? He freaks out and starts rolling around, but he also starts seeing really bad memories and we see them right with him. We don’t actually flashback to those things, but we […]

13Sep 2017

Good Reader, how to choose?! Classic Bad Guys scenes… Antagonist forces blocking our hero’s journey. Nasty mofos with zero character arc who start the movie off rotten and end up even worse. “Complex” protagonists with so much black in them — think Tony Soprano or Walter White– that the good within them is but candlelight […]

01Sep 2017

Great Scenes: Mix 3

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Time once again for Great Scenes! This, V 3.0. As per the last two mixes I attempted to find the script to accompany the scene (this time around, no script on a couple, but just too good to pass up). Where applicable, please compare the script to the clip and notice how the single dimensional […]

20Aug 2017

OK, this is the last of it. Part 5 of the Jane Doe Chronicles From Hell. I’ve sworn off Jane Doe posts. If you want to see my red-haired stepchild of a movie, you can now do so for free on YouTube:  This is a closure piece, wrapping up with a quick, joyful recollection of my […]

09Aug 2017

“Nearly four decades ago, herds of buses began thundering down the highway to Atlantic City, where in windowless factories built next to the sea, paper and plastic were extracted from leather wallets. About 32 million people a year spread across the carpeted factory floors. Today the herds of buses have thinned almost to extinction. It’s […]

25Jul 2017

Today, yes! S-E-X-Y screenplay format! Back in the early days of Script Gods Must Die I wrote about 17 posts on this subject(find them by typing format in the search bar top of page). I will update some of these for folks new to both screenwriting and Script Gods. The rest of you experts got […]

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