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All The Write Moves: 'Barry'
There’s a long history of merging comedy with violence, so it’s not as if the HBO series Barry, a dramedy about a hitman who discovers that he enjoys acting more than murder, is unprecedented. Counter-intuitive as it sounds, however, freshness isn’t ...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: Navigating a Rewrite of Your Script
“What’s the best way to get through the ups and downs of a rewrite?” Rewriting is a fact of life when it comes to screenwriting. Newbie screenwriters will often say, “I finished my script!” but what they mean is, they finished their first draft. They...
All The Write Moves: 'Dead to Me'
While stories about female friendship are no longer the unicorns of Hollywood storytelling, they are still so uncommon that it’s an accomplishment whenever one makes it through the system. Kudos, then, to Netflix, which has numerous such stories with...
The Screenwriters Coach: Making Your Script a Thing That Exists in the World
Who would you rather hire to write the biopic of your life—a screenwriter with a great sample, or a screenwriter with a great sample who believed in it so much, they went out and made it? Or a trailer for it! Or a short of it! Or a dedicated Instagra...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The Long Shot
The ground-trembling success of Avengers: Endgame in its opening week was a significant reminder that sometimes the whole world stops to pay attention to a particular story. It showed how central narrative still is to our communal society. It proved ...
All The Write Moves: 'Game of Thrones'
Now that Game of Thrones is back for its big finish, audience engagement has reached an all-time high, as demonstrated by series-best viewership numbers and those countless memes of Bran Stark giving stink eye, Westeros-style. The show’s return offer...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Tips On Navigating Script Feedback
One of the most useful methods for elevating the quality of your screenplay is to send it out for feedback. However, too much feedback all at once or at the wrong time can throw a writer off their game.
All The Write Moves: Endgame
Eleven years after audiences first watched Robert Downey Jr. become an armored superhero in Iron Man, the climax of the interconnected story which that movie began has arrived in the form of Avengers: Endgame. While the picture is nominally a direct ...
The Screenwriters Coach: Networking
Screenwriters hate networking. And now we’re talking about strategic networking? That’s even worse! Networking is selling your soul, sucking up, laughing at bad jokes… Being strategic about it makes you even more of a %&*#.
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