Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie? By, Screenwriter Jurgen Wolff Because I’ve written a few books about screenwriting I sometimes get questions from people just starting out on their careers. One query that … [Read more...] about Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie?
WHO WANTS TO GO MAD? Screenwriter Jurgen Wolff has kindly given me 10 free passes—each valued at $23—to his next online MAD--Massive Action Day, on Sunday, April 15, and one of them can be yours. The idea is that you … [Read more...] about Who Wants To Go Mad For Free?
I see that there’s a one day workshop being offered with the pitch, “Who better to teach you to understand characters than EXPERT BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS?” It’s not my intention to diss the people offering the workshop (which I … [Read more...] about Write Screenplays From The Heart
Do screenplays need a theme? That's a question I get a lot. An aspiring writer confessed to me the other night that he's intimidated by the idea of theme. Screenplays, he's been taught, are supposed to have a theme, which … [Read more...] about Do Screenplays Need a Theme?
Some screenwriters think that just about every screenplay should open with a bang of some kind: perhaps a literal explosion, or a murder, or a chase. Those may well be good choices for certain stories, but my take on this … [Read more...] about Your Screenplay Opening