Screenwriting Best of the Web 30/08/09

Here’s our weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything you believe might be of interest. Email: digest@thestorydepartment.com and don’t forget you can subscribe to our posts so you don’t miss any of this, ever. Bill Martell about the intelligent and entertaining DISTRICT 9. Who is surprised? A sequel/prequel of DISTRICT 9 is in the works. Read this …

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Writing the Doco: An Oxymoron?

Documentary writing is a complex area. Natasha Gadd shares the oddities, challenges and benefits of the craft. “In a way you’re on a serendipitous journey, a journey which is much more akin to the life experience. When you see somebody on the screen in a documentary, you’re really engaged with a person going through real life experiences. So for that …

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When the script and story gurus speak

Most ‘gurus’ each have their own area of expertise and angle of attack, they each follow their own agenda. And with every new light shed on the craft, different people may see that light. Don’t they ever contradict each other? And if they do, which truth do YOU choose? Screenwriting is a dynamic craft. What Syd Field wrote back in …