Scott wonders if his online filmmaking classes are teaching him what he needs to know.
Chris works as an assistant at a studio? Do they own anything he writes?
Netflix announced that it wouldn’t be shipping new releases from Warner Bros. until 28 days after street date.
Useful suggestions for screenwriters working on their first animated feature
ScriptShadow reviews scripts to upcoming movies. And that hurts screenwriters more than anyone.
Since I was name-checked twice this interview from the top-ranked Wharton School of Business, I feel some responsibility to point out a few fallacies and follies.
WGAw screenwriters should have received an email yesterday about an online survey the Guild is conducting. Please find the email — it might get stuck in your spam filter — and click the link.
For newcomers, I can offer a bit of a summary
I have little sympathy for users outraged that Hulu is going to start charging.
Is it a good idea to focus on making a movie for Christian audiences?
Writers are making less money, and it’s part of a bigger shift in the industry.
A reader asks if a planned DVD crosses into dangerous copyright territory.
Somewhat remarkably, the top two movies in America have subtitles. Lots and lots of subtitles.
It’s the wrong kind of question, but you don’t know that at the start.
An LA Times article about the island of Pagasa makes a great case study in the difference between an interesting setting and an actual movie idea.
Brian Lowry cautions against [taking Comic-Con buzz too seriously.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on the Cablevision case, allowing the Second Circuit Court’s decision to stand. Cablevision can begin introducing its service.
Indies have high per-screen averages because they’re on so few screens, not despite it.
Any sort of application, whether it’s for a grant, for college or for a job, needs to do exactly three things.
Film is a hundred different skills and disciplines, and no one person is going to be great at all of them.
At a screenwriting panel last week, Robin Swicord said something that reframed the issue in a very helpful way.
Jonny Sommers has a job many readers want — or at least, think they want: the assistant to a successful and busy TV showrunner.
I flew up to Oakland yesterday for lunchtime lecture and Q&A at Pixar. And wow. It’s really nice up there.
Story lessons from Star Trek, from the mouths and minds of the writers.
What makes one high-concept idea more execution-dependent than another?