All Aboard! Apparently Amtrak is ready to start experimenting with Writer Residencies. Genius! I'd only wished they'd instituted this over thirty years ago when I rode between Boston and New York weekly. Those train rides sparked my imagination and inspiration for years. Check out the article about this fantastic idea!
Michael Ferris writes a great article on the importance of standing out. Making that impression. Most scripts never touch the yearning recall of agents and execs. We would refer back to the "experience" we felt the first time we read Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, Bass' Manhattan Ghost Story, Lynch's Ronnie Rocket or Niccol's original draft… Continue reading How to Make Your Script POP (Using Characters and Story World)
Dave Trottier's back with this month's Ask Dr Format and it's all about the flashbacks/flashforwards. I've personally wrestled with various styles when doing time lapse scenes and he's, once again, pretty spot on about how to tackle them. Check it out here.
This more recent competition works in a very similar fashion to the network and studio apprenticeship programs. Only with advantages for all of you TV writers out there. The advantages here are that you get something out of it at every stage you progress. Heck, you even get a free TV Pilot Kit before even… Continue reading Industry Insider Television Writing Contest
If you've had a meeting with me and expressed any interest in video game writing, you know the importance of MODs. If you want your creativeness to be showcased for companies, modding is it. Every big game gives you free access to it. Valve's Source Engine has been the instigator of nearly every game developed… Continue reading Best MOD example in recent memory for all the Video Game Writers