Writer of Screen

Germaine de Pibrac James

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Screenwriting Options

From the inestimable @WCMartell

"Hey, we all know what selling a script is all about, right? That’s when some producer gives you six figures for 110 pages of typing - and you get to tell off all of those people who told you that you were a dreamer and to get a real job. But what exactly is optioning a script? Who can you tell off? If you option a script, do you still need to get a real job?"

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The Avengers: Why It's All About Tom Hiddleston's Loki

"But here’s the thing, we already got a Loki movie in the form of The Avengers in 2012. While the God of Mischief was the superhero movie’s main villain, he was also its main protagonist, if you watch the movie from a certain point-of-view."

Interesting to consider from a screenwriter’s point of view.

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The 7 Award-Winning Bio Scripts Screenwriters Should Read

Reading movie scripts that have been nominated for or won awards is one of the best ways to learn how to write movie scripts. Let’s jump right into one of my favorite genres—historical drama, aka the “biopic.”

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Procrastination is the most insidious challenge writers face, and we battle it, on some level, almost every day. Instead of being a harmless delay, procrastination will literally destroy your dreams and keep you from the living the life you probably should be living right now.

So in this video, Jeff aims to obliterate procrastination. You might want to bookmark this one, to return whenever you’re feeling the urge to put your writing off.

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If someone believes that the world is good as is, that this is it, we’ve reached the pinnacle of human existence…then you know what, don’t write. Get out of the business. Go lounge somewhere. I write because I don’t think we’re done. And I think that we make progress by telling our personal stories. You know, the personal story can change the world.

Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J.Edgar)


(via cosimadances)

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