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ASK DR. FORMAT: The Camera as a Character

Dave Trottier, Dr. Format, shares advice on how to format your screenplay to implement a "cameraman" as an actual participant in a scene.

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COMEDY WRITING: Fine-Tuning Flaws to Make Characters Timely

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Writing Sci-Fi for Broadcast

Script contributor Tara Bennett speaks with current sci-fi showrunners Jeff Rake (Manifest), Chris Sheridan (Resident Alien), J.H. Wyman (Debris) and Todd Helbing (Superman & Lois) about how they’ve approached making successful, mainstream sci-fi TV today.

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The Structure of WandaVision

Whether it’s the dialogue you want to learn more about, or the structure, or aesthetic, 'WandaVision' will be worthy of study by writers for a long time. Bryan Young examines the storytelling techniques used in the nine-part Disney+ series.

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Meet Medical TV Advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried

Neurosurgeon Dr. Oren Gottfried shares his journey from working as a surgeon to offering his expertise and wealth of knowledge to hit medical TV dramas like 'The Good Doctor' and 'Chicago Med', as well as his path to his first 'story by' credit.

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Should Aspiring Screenwriters Move to Los Angeles? Not Necessarily

As the industry changes and more writers are finding representation, selling projects, and getting staffed remotely, you may find that you never have to move to Los Angeles.

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INTERVIEW: ‘The Water Man’ Screenwriter Emma Needell

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Writer Sings the Blues

Writer doldrums are usually transient and can serve as story fodder if you know how to manage them. Terri Coduri Viani shares inspirational tips from her writing tribe on how to overcome your writer blues.

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Fresh Voices in Script Development

How can the intimacy of the live theatre experience sustain during the pandemic? The connection forged between audience and production is unique to each performance. Theatres are finding unique ways to develop plays within these strictures and unknowns.

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ASK DR. FORMAT: The Camera as a Character

Dave Trottier, Dr. Format, shares advice on how to format your screenplay to implement a "cameraman" as an actual participant in a scene.