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Most writing, whether that be for screen, for stage or in novel form, shares things in common. The differences between the different modes of storytelling can be subtle, or they can be significant. When it comes to writing for screen, the difference is not just worth noting, it’s vitally important. You can very easily come under fire for not adhering to the norms of a screenplay, in a way that you are unlikely to have happen with a novel, for example. Novels can be quite abstract, and there’s a lot to be said for pushing the boundaries of it as a medium. Screenwriting is more prescriptive, and you run into a lot of issues that don’t occur as much with stage plays, so let’s look at some of those.
Writing is a difficult task, most of the time. You have to be alone, create something with value from all your jumbled thoughts, and you can get stuck staring at a screen for hours. It can be emotionally draining. That means writing a screenplay is enough to be proud of on its own, and the good news is that it gets easier with time. There are some mistakes in particular that all screenwriters make and that you can avoid easily if you’re aware of them.
Screenwriting is a lot of fun, but there’s a big difference between a professional script and the rough draft of a first-timer. The very best screenwriters are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve their work, and this list is designed to help with that.
Award-winning screenwriter and former talent agent Lisa Edwards knows a thing or two about what it takes to get into the world of acting. Her success as as owner and Company Director of Melbourne entertainment agency, VisionsMCP, led to other outstanding opportunities such as co-writing an award-winning screenplay, LIMBO. Now she's diving into the world through the eyes of a talent agent and talks what it takes to land that next big role.
Mr. Winter has earned a richly deserved place in the pantheon of creative and artistic success stories, achieving many of his early Brooklyn-bred goals in his daring and groundbreaking efforts on landmark television programs. As executive producer, Mr. Winter helped change the very landscape of televised episodic drama with THE SOPRANOS, for which he also wrote 25 episodes and earned four Emmys (including one for the oft-cited favorite episode of many fans, "Pine Barrens.") Now guiding the indelible and historic HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Mr. Winter also recently flexed his cinematic muscles with the powerful screenplay for Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. We are honored to have Mr. Winter join with moderator Jill Bernstein of Fast Co. for an intimate one-on-one conversation at NATPE 2014. Moderator(s): Jill Bernstein - Editorial Director, Fast Company Speaker(s): Terence Winter - Creator & Executive Producer, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, HBO
It’s fair to say that the screenwriting industry isn’t exactly struggling at the moment. The rise of paid streaming services — led by Netflix, but soon followed by Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and even YouTube premium — has caused incredible demand for original programming, with huge sums of money being spent in the hunt for new hit IPs.
So you think you’re ready to write the script that’s been swimming in your head for months (maybe years)? Here are 10 things you need to know before you put pen to paper-or fingers to keyboard.
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
Bruce Logan, ASC has worked on some of the most iconic movies in existence, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars. His career has taken all over a film set, which prepared him for his latest project, writing and directing the new indie drama, Lost Fare. In this interview, he takes us behind-the-scenes of working with one of the world's greatest directors and directing his own feature.