Best of the Web 7 Sept

Story & Structure :: If I Stay, Review :: Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Landis on horror (1982) :: How To Write a Screenplay in Six Weeks Script Perfection :: What Does “Hitting The Ground Running” Mean In Screenwriting? :: 5 Reasons You Haven’t Taken Advantage of Your Writing Routine :: “Acting out a character brings a writer’s voice to life.” Best …

[Video]: Script Cops – Ed Wood Gang

Younger viewers will have many questions for The Story Department this week. Who is Ed Wood? What is Plan 9 From Outer Space? How do I talk to girls? Are we on the precipice of nuclear war? What’s this weird growth on the bottom of my foot? Ed Wood was the legendary writer/director of camp 1950s classics such as Plan …

Bold Reimagining or Pale Imitation?

Having read thousands of scripts and watched hundreds of films and television dramas I’ve found that classic stories appear over and over again. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. by Hayley McKenzie We’re always hearing that audiences and producers want films and screenplays that are ‘the same but different’. So how do you deliver on the expectations of your …