[The Dept Revisited]: Structuring the Facts

Turning real events into a working screen drama is a hell of a challenge. Whether it be a historical movie, biopic or docu-drama, the smart screenwriter stays true to the spirit of the subject, not the newsroom version of the events. by Karel Segers The principals of drama must dictate how the story is (re-)structured. UNITED 93 is exemplary in …

The Judges – Circalit Loglines (15)

The Judges

In this section we are publishing the loglines from the participants of the Circalit / Story Department “First Draft Script Contest”. Our judges have reviewed the loglines and give you their considered feedback. It may help you craft a powerful logline. by The Judges God Complex [box] “Ancient Greek God, Zeus meets modern day Lilly and makes her life hades.” …

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Video: Robert McKee monologues on Dialogue

Robert McKee is known for his Story weekend and his “Ten Commandments” of screenwriting. In this video, the screenwriting guru shoots from the hip about the 10 mortal sins that makes good dialogue go bad. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know …