Logline it! – Black List – Week 17

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, we review the loglines and short synopses of the screenplays that made it into the Blacklist 2012. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges  OUR NAME IS ADAM [box]”An astronaut travels back in time to enlist …

[Video]: Joseph Gordon Levitt on Being a Polymath

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Joseph Gordon Levitt began life as a child star in sitcom Third Rock From the Sun. After quitting acting to study, he reinvented himself as an iconic example of the modern filmmaker: frenetically prolific, as adept in front of the camera as they are in the edit suite, and possessed by an inquiring, persistent intelligence. In a short interview, he …

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Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 5)

This week we continue with part five in a twelve part series of JT Velikovsky’s doctoral thesis: “Understanding And Exploring The Relationship Between: Creativity; Theories Of Narratology; Screenwriting; And Narrative Fiction Feature Film-Making Practices.” By JT Velikovsky So I’d like to continue this series of guest posts for The Story Department with a reference to something that really struck me …