How Aaron Sorkin Creates “Musical Dialogue”

Another fine video on how today’s mostly highly regarded screenwriter (give or take a few, um, dissidents) does his thang.

Thanks to the Insider YouTube Channel

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #10

The Thrills & Spills of Editing Yourself
by Larry Brody

One of the most difficult tasks for any writer, new or old, is editing.

In TV and films, the ability to edit your teleplay or screenplay is crucial. There are many good reasons for writing tersely and tightly, but one of the least understood is the fact that part of the magic of film and tape is that they expand time. read article

Writers Roundtable: John Krasinski, Bo Burnham, Tamara Jenkins, Peter Farrelly, Eric Roth

The Hollywood Reporter comes up with a winning table. And the discussion ain’t bad either. (But why do the men outnumber the women five to one? Asking for a friend.)

More Hollywood Reporter Channel, um, reportage

Writer’s Block Instant Cure

Dood below (and above too) is overacting a bit (or a lot if you watch without sound, but if you do that you won’t get his message), but his basic message is solid and takes only four and a half minutes to watch.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Stage Directions for the Screen

We admit it. We first discovered this extremely well done article via TVWriter™’s Writing & Showbiz Tips from Around the InterWebs page. Immediately, we realized it was just the sort of thing we should have commissions and published ourselves.

In other words, Industrial Scripts.Com has done the TV & film writing worlds a true “mitzvah” with this, and we hope that if you missed it last week you’ll start reading right here and click on to continue to the end.

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