In A Heartbeat: Under 5

In A Heartbeat: Under 5

In A Heartbeat is a wonderful little short film, about 4 minutes long, that is both impactful and entertaining. It’s a great study in how to deliver a compelling story in a short amount of time.  Check out the full structural breakdown here. 

Free Screenplay Formatting Software

Free Screenplay Formatting Software

Free screenplay formatting software makes writing easy.  The hardest part of screenwriting is what you don’t see. However, it’s whats on the page that we all wonder about. And certainly, if you expect somebody else to read your pages, you want to make sure they’re 

What is the Future of Amazon’s Uninspired Prime Video Anyway?

What is the Future of Amazon’s Uninspired Prime Video Anyway?

Just when I think Amazon has something worth watching in their mostly uninspired prime video selection, I discover the show has already been axed by their short-sighted leader. It seems Bezos slashed the niche programming after the former Studio President Roy Price was removed recently. 

Aquarius TV Series; Doomed to Fail

Aquarius TV Series; Doomed to Fail

NBC’s AQUARIUS, created by John McNamara, is an interesting example of television writing and worth examining as a learning tool. The series has mixed reviews from viewers and low viewer ratings, but surprisingly it has been renewed for a second season, however, as of October 1, 

Hurt Locker – Based On Playboy Article

Hurt Locker – Based On Playboy Article

Mark Boal, HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY, found his journalism instincts on-point while following a story in Iraq. He went on to write an article about bomb expert, Sergeant Jeffrey S. Sarver, “The Man in the Bomb Suit”. From there, Boal wrote the original screenplay, The Hurt Locker 

5 Scholarships — Screenwriting Opportunity for Women Under 21…

5 Scholarships — Screenwriting Opportunity for Women Under 21…

Great opportunity for women under 21 who want to write a short screenplay. Finding Another Greta – Class Scholarships for Aspiring Young Lady Film Writers

Aquarius TV Series – Drowning in Ambition!

Aquarius TV Series – Drowning in Ambition!

NBC’s AQUARIUS, created by John McNamara, is an interesting example of television writing and worth examining as a learning tool. The series has mixed reviews from viewers and low viewer ratings, but surprisingly it has been renewed for a second season, however, as of October 1, 

Dexter Insights…

Dexter Insights…

There are a few reasons I love Dexter. It’s Miami. It’s righteous revenge kills. It’s over-the-top drama with top-shelf acting in a world that never takes itself too seriously. What’s not to love?  Dexter doesn’t try to bite off more than it can chew. It’s 

Avatar: Classic Hero’s Journey

Avatar: Classic Hero’s Journey

Analysis of Avatar as told through Joseph Campbell’s mythic hero’s journey. There’s nothing more satisfying than a perfectly executed hero’s journey, and James Cameron’s Avatar completely satisfies. Lets take a look at Cameron’s use of Campbell’s mythic structure. We meet our hero, Jake Sully, as 

Write Your Short; A Place Called Sacramento Contest

Write Your Short; A Place Called Sacramento Contest

Special Short-Film Screenwriting Workshop Begins Sat. March 11