[Video]: Ruby Sparks – Zoe Kazan on writing the perfect love interest

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First-time scriptwriter Zoe Kazan sits down with co-directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) and actor Paul Dano to discuss the inception of indie romantic comedy Ruby Sparks at the Film Society in the Lincoln Centre. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, … Read More

Arcs and Endings (2)

Should you write a happy ending? Commercial common sense will tell you: yes, you should. Robert McKee says: “Tell the truth.” (see the previous post) McKee means: your story needs to reflect your worldview. If you contradict whatever you believe in for the sake of commerce, you will fail. During his Arthouse seminar, he gives the example of Bergman’s THROUGH … Read More

Michael Hauge Interview – Part 1

MICHAEL HAUGE is a story consultant, author and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers. He has coached or consulted on projects for Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey, Jr. and Morgan Freeman, plus every Hollywood studio. I am speaking with Michael about his career, his teaching and his first visit to Australia in May of this year. With apologies … Read More