Writing for the Screen: How to Write a Movie Screenplay/Teleplay

The good people at Maryville University sent us this article with a request that we pass it on to our visitors.

Maryville is an online university, which immediately piques our interest but also pings our “Should I Be Suspicious Button.” Reading the following, however, alleviated our concerns. This is an excellent intro to TV and screenwriting.

Ambitious novices, take note! read article

How to Find Film Work in a Pandemic

Good advice about surviving in the mean streets of Hollywood during this difficult time.

 by Matt Jacobs
via Filmmaking Lifestyle

This has been a wild year for our industry. Film production relies on the teamwork of hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, often physically in one tight space. read article

The Surprise Success of ‘Limitless’ on TV and Film and More?

Hits are in the eyes, ears, and assorted other senses of the beholders we love so much – the AUDIENCE.

So it goes.

This video brought to us by Just Write YouTube Channel…and they promise a follow-up is on the way.

Ricky Gervais Tells A Story About How He Learned To Write

LB’S NOTE: Speaking of most comedy writing needing to be shorter and funnier, here’s Ricky Gervais proving himself a true master of both.

More “creation stories” can be found at Fast Compajny’s YouTube Channel

How to make your writing funnier

LB’S NOTE: As a producer, story editor, teacher, contest judge, you-name-it, the most common note I’ve given writers is, hands down, this:

Could be shorter. Could be funnier.

Here’s comedy writer Cheri Steinkellner with further details on the “funnier” part. Oh, and notice that as TED TALKS go, this is pretty darn short, y’hear what I’m saying? read article