Best of the Web 5 May

Story & Structure

:: Exposition
:: Storytelling Strategies: The Puzzle in Silver Linings Playbook
:: Know Who You Are Writing For
:: Some Thoughts on the Legends of Villainy
:: How to Write a Screenplay – Right Now!
:: Interview: ‘Oblivion’ Director Joseph Kosinski on Sci-Fi Filmmaking
:: Character Arcs (or the lack thereof) and ‘The Fugitive’
:: Screenplay Review: Shazam
:: Screenplay Review: The Bling Ring
:: Script To Screen: “Scream”

Script Perfection

:: Writing vs. Speaking
:: Writing Madly – Then Getting Organized
:: You Need the Truth
:: Scriptcat Cooks Up 3 Even Tastier Survival Tips for Your Screenwriting Journey
:: Writing Habits – Facing Down the Repeat
:: Create a Professional Read by Learning the Art of Writing Film Narrative
:: Scriptnotes, 87: Moving On is not Giving Up
:: TV Writer Podcast 075
:: Resources for Starting Your Script
:: Persona Character Development Software
:: Transcript of Scriptnotes: Ep. 86
:: A Story Idea Each Day for a Month
:: You’re Fired: Doug Richardson – screenwriter – Die Hard 2, Bad Boys
:: The Marital Art of a Writing Community

Pitching & Selling

:: Hear Me Discuss Amazon Studios on The Broken Projector Podcast
:: On Sluglines and Other Matters
:: The Cost of Location
:: Ideas are Free to Steal?
:: What Writers Earn: A Cultural Myth
:: April 2013 Pitch Market Roundup

Best of the Rest

:: Bay Gets More Serious and More Absurd with ‘Pain & Gain’
:: Interview: Nikole Beckwith – 2012 Nicholl Winner, 2012 Black List
:: 9 Classic Movies That The Cast or Crew Thought Were Garbage
:: Interview: J.J. Abrams
:: Summer Movies Preview
:: Why Iron Man 3’s Director Ruled Hollywood
:: Steven Soderbergh: The State of Cinema
:: Screenwriting Opinion – Soderbergh’s Rant
:: Watch: Awesome Con Footage from del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Online
:: What Makes The Great Gatsby Great?
:: Scott Stuber Boards Gears of War Feature Film
:: Screenwriter – Christopher McQuarrie Career Interview
:: Iron Man 3 Poster and 16 Minutes of Behind-The-Scenes Footage
:: How Would You Like To Own a Private IMAX Theater in Your Home?
:: Another Superb Sci-Fi Short ‘ABE’ with Creepy Robot
:: Writer/Director Vanessa Parise on Going Behind the Camera for ‘The Wedding Chapel’
:: Brit Marling Reteaming with ‘Another Earth’ Director for ‘I Origins’
:: ‘Ender’s Game’: Battle room, Mazer Rackham in First Footage
:: This Is How 30,000 People Write A Movie
:: Which Movie is Your Happy Place?
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With thanks to Jamie Campbell.

Enjoy!

Karel

About the Author

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is an author, screenwriter, and television addict.Jamie is proud to be an Editor for The Story Department.Her latest series Project Integrate is out now.

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