To avoid having any one element of foreshadowing be too obvious, often the writer will throw in some red herrings–some things that could be foreshadowing but in fact don’t pay off or pay off in a different way than we expect. The person who has the gun in the drawer may become an immediate suspect in our minds, but later maybe we see him use it to light his cigarette and we realize it’s not a real gun (of course he may have a real one somewhere else….). That kind of misdirection keeps the audience guessing.
In this screenwriting article, motion picture executive Scott Kirkpatrick shares five tips to get your screenplay noticed.
I know you’re tired. I know you are working a day job that drains all of your energy. But if you don’t finish your screenplay, make your short, or plan your feature this year, who will…
In this filmmaking article, producer Jason Brubaker talks about the importance of screenwriting and having a good screenplay.
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.
Most filmmakers either they understand the studio business or they understand indie filmmaking. But what about filmmaking as your next small business?