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Presented by prominent script consultant and screenwriting coach Linda Seger, this three-part series covers narrative structure, theme depth, broadening characters, conveying your truth and more. See Seger's book of the same title as well, an excellent guide to fine-tuning a script. This series is also available to stream on Kanopy.
This film series is comprised of recordings from the Writers Guild Foundation's annual exploration of screenplays and television pilot scripts, from initial inception to final draft. Interviewer Robin Schiff chats with screenwriters about how their script came to be, their process and bumps along the way. This series is also available to stream on Kanopy.
Presented by Writer's Guild Foundation (USA), this multi-part series covers practical aspects of screenwriting including narrative structure, dialogue, description and adaptation. Features interviews with prominent screenwriters and panel discussions from the 2002 Words into Pictures conference. This series is also available to stream on Kanopy.
Interviews with Screenwriters
A landmark interview series that goes beyond a typical Q&A with top writing talent. Each screenwriter discusses their filmography in intricate detail and provides an analysis of the inner workings of a favorite scene from their film oeuvre. This kind of industry discussion is essential viewing for anyone wanting to learn about writing and the business behind the big screen.
Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie: dialogue, pacing and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film, this book reveals how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.
Uncover the craft and business of storytelling in this fascinating collection where 50 screenwriters share how they broke into Hollywood and transformed their ideas into blockbusters. Entertaining, informative and sometimes startling, Tales from the Script features exclusive interviews with some of film's top wordsmiths.
Directed by Robert B. Weide
Writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allows his creative process to be filmed for the first time. Weide follows the notoriously private man over a year and a half, chronicling the trajectory of Allen's career from his childhood to his work as a TV scribe to a writer-director averaging a film per year for more than 40 years.
Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from writers and industry insiders on pitching; developing and nurturing business relationships; juggling multiple projects; and more. It answers hard questions that aspiring writers often ask but other screenwriting manuals avoid.