Conversations From Hollywood: Stakes Are High for Protagonist

Guy1: What’s the threat to the protagonist? Guy2: We don’t need a specific threat. It’s never addressed. Guy1: Is there a threat to the protagonist? Guy2: There’s a threat to all of them [the characters]. Guy1: What is it? Guy2: It’s not important. We don’t need to define that. The audience doesn’t care. Unlike the … More Conversations From Hollywood: Stakes Are High for Protagonist

Give Them Some Wants

Ask yourself this: what do my characters want? Not just your main character, which is a huge ginormous duh. You know, the other guys running around in your world. Recently I watched a very funny BBC sitcom called ‘Whites’ which features a dysfunctional kitchen crew in a high-end eatery. In this show, every character has … More Give Them Some Wants

TSA Contest, Good for the Environment! And totally vegan! Num!

1000 other screenwriting contest are out there. We’re primarily an educational organization and thus, our contest is created in such of way to provide education to empower you, the writer, to become better. We also offer opportunities for our winning writers to develop relationships with people already working in the business where they can learn, … More TSA Contest, Good for the Environment! And totally vegan! Num!

Your foriegn film suggestion of the week (possibly year)

If you are into foreign films, you may want to consider the following– Therese Raquin (1953)–This black and white French film-noir centers on a dispirited housewife who brazenly begins an affair with a brawny trick driver. Take My Eyes (2005)–In this Spanish drama, a battered wife flees her violent husband and struggles to start a … More Your foriegn film suggestion of the week (possibly year)