Category Archives: Screenwriting

12-Step Screenwriting: Week 10 – Rewriting…

The always entertaining BitterScriptReader is at it again with his newest YouTube episode! Check out this installment on the dreaded rewrite, and then head over to his YouTube channel to see the other episodes.

It’s a light-hearted and fun way to learn some of the basics from someone who knows what he’s talking about.

You can also find BitterScriptReader on Twitter, Facebook, and on the web!

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Read. Watch. Write.

“On My Signal, Unleash Hell”…

John Logan writes movies. Movies you like to watch.

With credits that include Gladiator, Rango, Hugo, and now the newest 007 feature film Skyfall, it’s no wonder that screenwriters of all skill levels want to know more about his process.

Here are the highlights of his BAFTA interview from September 2011. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, you can go to BAFTA’s website for an audio recording.

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Read. Watch. Write.

1,562…

Earlier this week, results from a survey done of Writer’s Guild of America screenwriting members were released and the picture wasn’t pretty.

There were lots of percentages and numbers thrown out, but the one that stuck out the most to me (not being a WGA member myself) was 1,562. That’s the number of WGAw members currently employed, and it gives a very precise idea of exactly what kind of odds aspiring screenwriters are facing. Continue reading 1,562…