Web Series: NIKKI & NORA

The Thin Man, only without the thin man. One of the best done indie web series we’ve seen:

Created by Nancylee Myatt read article

The Week at TVWriter™ – May 30, 2016

In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Supernatural Season 1 Finale – Recap and Review read article

Diana Vacc Sees “Money Monster”

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The summer movie season is in full swing. In keeping with current trends, it’s all about the blockbuster, so I found it refreshing to see a movie come out that focuses on real people (as opposed to superheroes) and situations that at least somewhat reflect what is truly going on in the world.

Instead of featuring Captain America or Batman, “Money Monster” follows the very human TV host Lee Gates (a businesslike George Clooney) and his Director Patty (the very worried Julie Roberts) as they are put in a very dangerous situation I won’t describe here (just to prove that I can avoid spoilers when I have to, really.) read article

Web Series: GRIDLOCKED

A show that really, really works, about freeways that don’t. Somewhere in here is the key to the future of creative transportation, or transportive creativity, or…something.

Enjoy! We here at TVWriter™ sure as hell did!

And here’s Episode 1 read article

How to be a Unique Screenwriter

Some people say that the key to screenwriting success is to stick to the template established by other successful writers. “Don’t make waves.” “Don’t be original.” Time now to hear from someone who said “Stuff it!” to all that and, well, so far so good:

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How I Broke the Rules and Survived
by Craig D. Griffiths

ving a unique and compelling voice as a writer is something we all desire to have. Yet we are told (in forums and by so called gurus) that “We must follow the rules” to be a screenwriter, we must do everything exactly the same as everyone else.

People have looked at great screenwriting and found commonalities. However, commonality is not causality. Because if these common things are all that is needed to create a great script, writers wouldn’t be needed. read article