Sunday, 15 July 2018

Script Magazine

Here is the latest information from Script Magazine for my followers to peruse:


The Entertainment Attorney Debate





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Nobody wants to spend money on legal advice until it’s really necessary. Lawyer Shara Lerman gives tips on when you need to hire an entertainment attorney.

If you’re looking to acquire life rights to a story for adaptation, check out our on-demand webinar, Acquiring Underlying Rights – The Nuts and Bolts of Locating, Negotiating for, and Acquiring the Rights to True Life Stories, Books, Plays, Newspapers and Magazine Articles. It’s a lot cheaper than hiring a lawyer!




By Shara Lerman
I often get calls from clients wondering if they can ask a few questions - but just a few, because they don’t really need a lawyer. After all, they’re working with friends and everything is going well; they just need to be able to get a better idea of what to expect going forward because now they’re getting interest (fantastic!), and they’re sure it will all work out. Or perhaps they’re in discussions with a producer, but it isn’t final yet so they don’t want to hire an attorney until it’s absolutely necessary.

As an attorney who also has a background in producing, I understand this perspective. Attorneys can be expensive, and nobody wants to spend money on legal advice until it’s really necessary. And so people will often do as much as they can on their own before engaging a lawyer.

The other thing I’ve noticed is that people often don’t realize the many other ways an attorney can assist a client. For example, if you find yourself with a manager, but not an agent, you might be surprised to learn that the attorney can be extremely helpful to you at that point. Let's explore when you need an attorney.  Read More...


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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Jeanne is the Editor of Script and adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Her screenplays were selected as Top 25 Tracking Board Launch Pad, CSExpo Finalist, Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, and PAGE Awards TV Drama Finalist. Twitter @jeannevb.


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Week in Review





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On ScriptMag.com this week, our family of contributors share tips on creating a great story foundation, film analysis from the screenplay perspective, insights into creating characters as great as The Incredibles and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

Did you know we have a ton of Free Screenwriting Resources to help you succeed? Go browse them and download as many as you’d like!

Now get reading and get writing!
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Story Foundation
Barri Evins’ secret to creating strong stories: dig deep to lay a solid foundation before building up structure. Discover the building blocks of foundation. Read More...




How to Write Super Characters
The Incredibles 2, the sequel to Pixar’s iconic superhero film, offers writers the opportunity to enhance our understanding of effective character development. Read More...




Understanding Screenwriting from the Script Up
Film historian and author Tom Stempel continues his long-standing “Understanding Screenwriting” column on Script’s site, exploring current and past films from the perspective of the screenplay itself. Read More...




Filmmaker Devin Cameron
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Detroit filmmaker Devin Cameron about his new film, Kid Brother, and how he's been able to build a career in the entertainment business all while living far from Hollywood. Read More...




In this workshop, you will learn the tools professional screenwriters use to finish high-quality scripts under deadlines. By the end of this workshop, you will have completed and received professional feedback on a completed script for your drama pilot. Enroll Now...

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Our webinars include both access to the live webinar where you may interact with the presenter and the recorded, on-demand edition for your video library. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.


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The Diversity of Diversity in Screenwriting
Joy Cheriel Brown explores ten different genres of films that effectively explore diversity in screenwriting. Read More...




unlikeable characters
Professional script reader Ray Morton explains how an unlikeable character who isn’t created with thought and intent can lead to an unlikeable film. Get his tips on how to create the perfect character we love to hate Read More...


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Maximize Your Setting
When the reader can feel as if they are physically in your story’s setting, they will be more inclined to let themselves experience what the characters are seeing and hearing. Here, author Curt Eriksen offers considerations for bringing the locations and eras in your fiction to life. Read More...




Social Media Etiquette
Editor and screenwriter Jeanne Veillette Bowerman gives advice on social media etiquette for screenwriters. Immediate communication isn't always a good thing. Read More...




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Our growing library of over 175 video tutorials covers both the creative and business sides of screenwriting, offering instruction from top industry experts!
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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Jeanne is the Editor of Script and adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Her screenplays were selected as Top 25 Tracking Board Launch Pad, CSExpo Finalist, Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, and PAGE Awards TV Drama Finalist. Twitter @jeannevb.


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Opposition and Goals that Work!



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In this week's screenwriting tip, A reader asks Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, about the story goal and opposition in the film Good Will Hunting.

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By Dave Trottier
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Conventional wisdom suggests that there must be a clear goal and an antagonist, but I don't buy it. I've seen many movies where there appears to be neither a concrete goal nor an antagonist. Take Good Will Hunting. The movie seems completely driven by Will's need to love himself before he can be close to others. And the opposition is his own character flaws. Where's the goal and opposition?  Read More...

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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Jeanne is the Editor of Script and adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Her screenplays were selected as Top 25 Tracking Board Launch Pad, CSExpo Finalist, Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, and PAGE Awards TV Drama Finalist. Twitter @jeannevb.

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Week in Review





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On ScriptMag.com this week, our family of contributors share tips on writing subtext, finding work in the industry, as well as screenwriter interviews and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

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Subtext Through Action, Description, and Silence
Films like A Quiet Place show ways to add subtext to your script beyond focusing on dialogue. Valerie Kalfrin examines how to express subtext through action, scene and character descriptions, character names, settings, even an entire scene or the theme of your screenplay. Read More...




A Kid Like Jake
Andrew Bloomenthal discusses the timely and compelling film, A Kid Like Jake, with screenwriter Daniel Pearle, and one of the film's stars, Claire Danes. Read More...






The Anonymous Production Assistant
There is a kindred spirit in Hollywood, who's offered help, advice and information to film business newbies for years. Marty Lang interviews the alter ego that has been a beacon to the entry-level Hollywood worker for a long time: The Anonymous Production Assistant. Read More...




The Last Witness
Screenwriter and Director Piotr Szkopiak discusses his new film, The Last Witness, and his early days in the business, making short films on the side as he broke into the industry. Read More...




You will learn how to USE ‘history’ to make ‘story.’ Audiences and industry professionals view the “reality” behind the story as an element of intrigue, or selling point, but the screenwriter’s skills need to be up to snuff. In this workshop, you will go through the step by step process of building your screenplay from the foundation of a true story. Enroll Now...

See full list of self-paced online courses here.




Our webinars include both access to the live webinar where you may interact with the presenter and the recorded, on-demand edition for your video library. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.


See full list of upcoming live online webinars here.




Building the Story World
When scribes provide answers before questions, they squandered an opportunity to engage with that audience. Or, worse, to invite them into a new world. Read More...




Michael Zam
Screenwriter Michael Zam offers screenwriting tips for beginners and veterans, and discusses his success with the Emmy award-winning FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Stanley Tucci and more. Read More...


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Writing for Magazines
Writing for magazines is a lot like catching a fish. It requires the right bait, understanding the conditions, finesse with timing and most of all, persistence. When it all comes together, the time and effort are worth it when you net the big one. Read More...




How to Pitch at a Pitchfest
Script brings a classic post from our print archives online, discussing mastering pitching at a pitchfest, either in person or online. Read More...




Get a single video for $16.99 or subscribe for access to all the videos starting at only $16.33 per month! See all videos and subscribe for All Access here.

Our growing library of over 175 video tutorials covers both the creative and business sides of screenwriting, offering instruction from top industry experts!
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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Jeanne is the Editor of Script and adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Her screenplays were selected as Top 25 Tracking Board Launch Pad, CSExpo Finalist, Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, and PAGE Awards TV Drama Finalist. Twitter @jeannevb.


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Character Evolution Tips!





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In this week's screenwriting tip, I share advice on how to crawl inside your character's head and discover their wounds.

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By Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
We writers are beaten over the head with the need to make our protagonists evolve, but what does "character evolution" really mean?

Most people take character evolution at face value, creating a wound within their main character that has to be overcome in order for them to achieve their outer goal. A very simplistic example would be the hero searches for a treasure that’s discovered to be in a dark cave, but they’re afraid of the dark. They have to get over that fear and go deep into that ominous cave to get their mitts on the golden nuggets and live happily ever after. OK, I told you it was a simplistic example. Hopefully your screenplay is a little more complex and interesting than that.

Bottom-line: Inner goal is getting past the wound. Outer goal is whatever the big picture of the film is about.

So how do you figure out what a character’s inner wound is, and how can you use that wound to its full advantage?

Oh yeah, I’m bringing back the therapy couch.  Read More...


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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Jeanne is the Editor of Script and adapted the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name. Her screenplays were selected as Top 25 Tracking Board Launch Pad, CSExpo Finalist, Second Round Sundance Episodic Lab, and PAGE Awards TV Drama Finalist. Twitter @jeannevb.


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