Monday, 3 September 2018

Script Magazine

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Character Creation Tips!



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In this week's screenwriting tip, we explore whether Wonder Woman or Atomic Blonde are ideal "strong" female characters. Muriel Stockdale offers insights that might make you think twice about how to create a truly inspiring female character.

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By Muriel Stockdale
I’ve been thinking about the portrayal of women in entertainment for quite some time now because I’m working on a pitch for a TV series. The portrayal of women is changing but is it changing fast enough or in the right direction?

When I watch British programs (I am a Brit), streaming services or cable channels I am hopeful. Portrayals like QE2 in The Crown, Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale, Claire in Outlander, the entire female cast of Big Little Lies and even Lagertha in Vikings present rich, in depth, real-life facets to all kinds of women.

When I watch a mainstream film, the female characters prevalent usually disappoint me. Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman are brilliantly performed and engaging characters, but I have many problems with them.  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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Make time to write!



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If you're constantly saying, "I'm too busy to write", you need to readjust your attitude. Writing coach Jenna Avery teaches you how to make the time.

If you’re writing a romantic comedy or love story, don't miss the SALE on our upcoming webinar How To Create A Brilliant Love Story.


By Jenna Avery
When I work with writers to help them reboot their writing productivity, they often say things like, "I can't find time; I'm just too busy to write. I've got all these demands, my life is going to hell, it's just one string of emergencies after another."

This is one of those "stories" I'm talking about when I say, "Get a new story."

The stories we tell ourselves about our writing have a powerful impact on what actually happens in our writing lives. The more frequently we tell ourselves a story, the more likely it is to become a reality and to persist as one. And because very often those stories have to do with Not Writing, I see my job as a writing coach as being about helping you challenge these stories, inviting you to question them, and encouraging you to try something new.   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 contributors share advice on structuring a screenplay, creating plot twists and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

If you want to write for television, don’t miss William Rabkin’s upcoming webinar, Writing Television 101 on July 26th at 1:00PM PT. Even if you can’t make the live event, a recording will be emailed to you.

Now get reading and get writing!
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Formula vs Structure
Those who claim that the formulaic path is the only way to go when writing a screenplay are further confusing the beginning writer. Stewart Farquhar analyzes formula vs. structure. Read More...


What is a Pitch Deck
The Pitch Deck is becoming an essential tool for Film and Television Writers. Nick Sadler explains what a Pitch Deck is and why you should create one. Read More...



Plot Twists
Tom Stempel examines the films Tully, Disobedience, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ocean’s 8 to showcase the effective (or not effective) use of plot twists. Read More...


Story 4
Filmmakers Jamison M. LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio go in depth about their latest project, Sunset, a sci-fi drama about people facing the possibility of an imminent nuclear strike. Read More...


Expanding on the essential elements of all successful scripts – the reader’s emotional experience, author Karl Iglesias will showcase over 50 dialogue techniques and lots of examples from highly successful screenwriters that turn bland, on-the-nose dialogue into striking speech that snaps, crackles and pops off the page. This class will include dialogue rewriting exercises and analysis of great dialogue. 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.


Story 5
Paul Joseph Gulino explores the lost opportunities of set-up and pay-off in the film Hereditary. Read More...


Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish
Comics and graphic novels have seen impressive growth over the past three years, which means this category is ripe for experimentation by new authors. Read More...

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Camera Directions For Screenplays
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays? Read More...


Tips for Outlining Your Story
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explores different techniques for outlining a script to help you find one that works best for you. 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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Week in Review



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On ScriptMag.com this week, our contributors share advice on structuring a screenplay, creating plot twists and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

If you want to write for television, don’t miss William Rabkin’s upcoming webinar, Writing Television 101 on July 26th at 1:00PM PT. Even if you can’t make the live event, a recording will be emailed to you.

Now get reading and get writing!
Read More...


Formula vs Structure
Those who claim that the formulaic path is the only way to go when writing a screenplay are further confusing the beginning writer. Stewart Farquhar analyzes formula vs. structure. Read More...


What is a Pitch Deck
The Pitch Deck is becoming an essential tool for Film and Television Writers. Nick Sadler explains what a Pitch Deck is and why you should create one. Read More...



Plot Twists
Tom Stempel examines the films Tully, Disobedience, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ocean’s 8 to showcase the effective (or not effective) use of plot twists. Read More...


Story 4
Filmmakers Jamison M. LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio go in depth about their latest project, Sunset, a sci-fi drama about people facing the possibility of an imminent nuclear strike. Read More...


Expanding on the essential elements of all successful scripts – the reader’s emotional experience, author Karl Iglesias will showcase over 50 dialogue techniques and lots of examples from highly successful screenwriters that turn bland, on-the-nose dialogue into striking speech that snaps, crackles and pops off the page. This class will include dialogue rewriting exercises and analysis of great dialogue. 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.


Story 5
Paul Joseph Gulino explores the lost opportunities of set-up and pay-off in the film Hereditary. Read More...


Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish
Comics and graphic novels have seen impressive growth over the past three years, which means this category is ripe for experimentation by new authors. Read More...

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Camera Directions For Screenplays
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays? Read More...


Tips for Outlining Your Story
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explores different techniques for outlining a script to help you find one that works best for you. 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!
Watch Previews of All Videos...



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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Plot Tips



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This week's screenwriting tip, Tom Stempel examines the films Tully, Disobedience, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ocean’s 8 to showcase the effective (or not effective) use of plot twists.

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By Tom Stemple
As more than a few critics have pointed out, this is the third collaboration between Cody and director Jason Reitman. The first two, Juno (2007) and Young Adult (2011), were great, and while you think for a long time into Tully it is going to be just as good, it isn’t. Juno was about a pregnant teenager, Young Adult about a writer in her twenties who is dealing with a slow time in her career, and Tully about a woman in her early forties about to give birth to her third child. I have no idea how Cody and Reitman are going to handle the fifties.

Tully takes a very unsentimentalized view of motherhood, to say the least.  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, we share tips on deciphering fact from fiction in the myths of the film industry, movie reviews, networking tips and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

I urge you to challenge yourself to turn your unoptioned screenplays into novels. Check out the article on our sister site, Writer’s Digest, Two Authors Discuss How Their Debut Novels Were Picked Up by Hollywood, to get inspired to take the leap into novel writing!

Now get reading and get writing!
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Film Business
Chris Schiller breaks down a selection of facts or fallacies in the film business, providing advice on how to navigate the myths floating around Hollywood. Read More...


On Chesil Beach
Joy Cheriel Brown reviews On Chesil Beach, exploring the missed opportunities in structure and building tension. Read More...


YOUR TV GUIDE TO Networking Next Steps
You’ve been to a networking mixer or writing panel and made a connection with an exec, agent, manager, or working writer who you admire and want to work with someday. Now what? Tawnya Bhattacharya gives essential networking tips for writers Read More...


What Will People Say
Susan Kouguell interviews Iram Haq, the writer/director of What Will People Say, exploring her real-life inspiration for the film Read More...


Write as you learn in this unique course that provides instruction, tips, online discussion, and relevant homework assignments, including an evaluation of pages from your ending. Examples from a wide variety of classic, popular, and highly acclaimed screenplays will be used to clarify principles and techniques as you design and write your powerful ending. 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.


Asif Akbar
Screenwriter, director and producer Asif Akbar talks about how he was able to get his latest film produced, the sci-fi thriller, Astro. Read More...


voking Emotion in Fiction
Evoking emotion on the page begins with the man or woman at the keyboard. Using the classic novel Where the Red Fern Grows, Dustin Grinnell serves up seven straightforward tactics for writing tear-jerking tales that will make your readers empathize with your characters. Read More...

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Story Structure
Learn the importance of working out the plot ahead of time in our free story structure download. Read More...


Going Hollywood
Film adaptations aren’t typically in the plotline for debut novels, but two new thriller/suspense authors, Kathleen Barber and Rea Frey, have capped their debut dreams with film contracts for books seemingly written for the screen. 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!
Watch Previews of All Videos...



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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