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The Cultural Foundations of Screenwriting: Abrahamism, Part 1

In this first of this two-part exploration of Western screenwriting, Dimitri Vorontzov dives into cultural fascination with the anti-hero and answers the question, "How do we know right from wrong?"

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Diversity, Community, and the Search for Joy: Why Holiday Films are on the Rise

2020 proved that holiday films are higher in demand than ever before. Why is this the case? Michael Lee Simpson interviewed industry experts to get the scoop on why the market is increasing so quickly and how this niche has become more inclusive.


TV Writer Podcast 114 - Cameron Johnson (Empire, Zoe Ever After)

This week, host Gray Jones interviews Cameron Johnson, TV writer on 'Empire' and 'Zoe Ever After,' who has sold several pilots.


TV Writer Podcast 113 - Lee Aronsohn and Jason Kyle

Host Gray Jones interviews Lee Aronsohn, co-creator and showrunner of "Two and a Half Men" and EP of "The Big Bang Theory," and actor/writer/producer/director Jason Kyle, the founders of the Creators Writing Room.

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Writing Partnerships: Married To Your Work

Having a writing partner raises a number of creative issues for a screenwriter—being married to your writing partner presents an entirely different dynamic. Dan Goforth speaks with the dynamic-duo writing team, Mark and Anna Casadei, about their handling their routine, disagreements, and pitching.

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Directing for Writers: Me, Direct? Yup, You!

Being a multi-hyphenate can expand your skill set and get you from unproduced to produced. Kevin Resnick shares advice on directing for writers. You know you want to. He'll show you how.

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INTERVIEW: Alan Ball, Writer/Director of "Uncle Frank"

Andrew Bloomenthal shares insights from Alan Ball about "Uncle Frank," Ball's directorial debut, now streaming on Amazon Prime.


SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 356 With Writer/Director Tyler Taormina

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Tyler Taormina. Topics include Ham On Rye (2019), a movie he Directed and Co-wrote and tips for young filmmakers starting out right out of college.

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Gift Ideas for Screenwriters

Tis the season for giving! Don't forget that special writer in your life... or maybe even a gift for yourself. Joy Cheriel Brown has recommendations for gift ideas for screenwriters.

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Editor's Note: A Bright Future and a Fond Farewell

All good things must come to an end. As Script's Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, departs her role at Script and WD, she shares her gratitude and fond memories for not only her team, but for the entire writing community.

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To kick off the new year, Ray Morton takes readers back to the basics, with lessons that new writers should learn and seasoned professionals should remember.

Chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke with the Golden Lion for best film 'Still Life' at the 63rd Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, September 9, 2006.

Screenwriting Kung Fu: Guazi Shu (關子书) – The Chinese “No-Act” Screenplay Structure, Part 3

In the final article of this three-part series, Dimitri Vorontzov discusses how you can use dramatic energy as a way to build your story.

Wilson Yip Wai-shun, director of the film 'Paradox', poses for a photograph in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong.

Screenwriting Kung Fu: Guazi Shu (關子书) – The Chinese “No-Act” Screenplay Structure, Part 2

In the second article of this three-part series, Dimitri Vorontzov explains how structuring your story around a series of crises can really hook your audience.



Tom Stempel is going new and old again: the new television season and an older movie, The Snows of Kilimanjaro.


SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 360 With Writer/Director Tara Johnson-Medinger

This week, Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker and Producer Tara Johnson-Medinger. They talk about her debut feature as a writer/director, the Drama My Summer As A Goth (2018).

Actors of the movie 'The Eight Hundred' attend a news conference during the Fourth Pingyao International Film Festival on October 16, 2020 in Pingyao, Shanxi Province of China.

Screenwriting Kung Fu: Guazi Shu (關子书)—The Chinese “No-Act” Screenplay Structure, Part 1

In the first article of this three-part series, Dimitri Vorontzov explores the importance of crisis storytelling in Chinese history and why you'd be smart to use it in your screenplay.