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My Writing Journey

The Story Department is a platform for sharing screenwriting insights and writing tips but we also regularly publish stories of writers at the beginning of their journey. Today’s story is that of Nigel Graves, a client who became a friend. I love movies. I always have. Funny that I couldn’t figure out why I was having so much trouble writing a …

Writing Drama (9)

Yves Lavandier’s book Writing Drama currently rates as the absolute favorite of our book reviewer Jack Brislee. To give you the opportunity to delve into Lavandier’s amazing knowledge and insight, we will be publishing a weekly excerpt from the book. The nature of the objective It is clear from this that an objective does not have to be particularly ambitious …

Writing Ozu with Sake

Thank you to FilmmakerIQ.com for this clip from the 1983 documentary I Lived But … The Life and Works of Yasujiro Ozu. It features interviews with Ozu’s cast and crew, plus excerpts from newsreels, home movies, and clips from two dozen of his films. Ozu’s cameraman Yuharu Atsuta shot the film, and his long-time production company Shochiku produced it. This …