[Video]: Paul Haggis’ Introspection

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‘Usually around noon, I feel really guilty and so actually open the script and start to work on it…’ Paul Haggis outlines a chaotic, self-diagnostic, yet extremely heartfelt writing process, and how he overcomes the many forms of writer’s block. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video …

Texting in the Movies

I am frequently asked how to format text messages and email messages while maintaining the script’s “readability.” There are several methods depending on your dramatic purpose. All of the examples below are correctly formatted. by David Trottier In the first example, Sharon receives a text message from someone that she (Sharon) wants to show to Cynthia. INT. SHARON’S ROOM – …

[Video]: Comedy Roundtable

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Another Hollywood Report Showrunners Roundtable, focusing on the art of writing a successful comedy show. Mike Schur & Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory). If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know …