By Justin Morrow, NoFilmSchool: n the 80s, the joke was that everyone, no matter what they did during the day, had a screenplay to hawk. With Joe Eszterhas getting millions for scribbling the plot of One Night Stand on a cocktail napkin, and Shane Black writing Lethal Weapon at the age of 26, what didn’t look like hard work … More 'We Believe What We Can See.' Watch This Tedx Talk on the Mystery of Story
By: Christopher Schiller, ScriptMag: It is easy to be complacent when creating new works and put off thinking about just who ends up owning the end results of all that hard labor. It is understandable, especially in arenas as complex and collaborative as the film industry, where tons of items necessary for the production process … More Legally Speaking, It Depends – Ownership of Things
By Regan Morris, BBC News, Los Angeles: “Audiences don’t know somebody sits down and writes a picture. They think the actors make it up as they go along.” That’s what the character Joe Gillis says in the classic American film noir, Sunset Boulevard. In the movie, Gillis works part-time as a struggling Hollywood screenwriter. He … More Is Hollywood screenwriting success easier to find online?
From No Film School, By V Renée Well, it has happened — and much sooner than expected. Less than a month ago, writers Zach Seward and Jessica Gross made a passing comment on Twitter expressing their desire for Amtrak to start offering residencies for writers, and after a couple of test runs and ironing out of details, the railroad … More Hey Screenwriters! Amtrak is Now Taking Applications for Their Free Residency for Writers