Dylan Marron Every Single Word

Let’s talk about screenplay. Let’s talk about race. I was lucky enough to attend a chat with Dylan Marron at the fantastic Independent Filmmaker Project‘s Film Week last September. What Dylan, an actor and a writer, showed to us was very simple and extremely revealing. His blog, called “Every Single Word, is a video series that edits down…

Bechdel Test Logo

Let’s talk about screenwriting. Let’s talk about gender. “The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can’t pass this simple test. It demonstrates how women’s complex…

The Screenwriter's Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Meeting Terminology

For you, The Screenwriter’s Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Terminology from Screencraft. Do you know the meaning of…. & (AND), ABOVE THE LINE, AGAINST, BEAT SHEET, BELOW THE LINE, BIDDING WAR, COVERAGE, CREATIVE EXECUTIVE, DEVELOPMENT HELL, ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER, ELEVATOR PITCH, FILM CANON (OR JUST “CANON”), FOUR QUADRANT MOVIE, SCALE, SPEC SCRIPT, STORY CANON, TENT POLE …? Well, you should!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation ever made in Hollywood, it won him Oscar number two), “Marathon Man” (excellent script on…

Ten Amazing Discussions On Screenwriting And Filmmaking From The Masters Of Cinema

A selection of very of talented film and TV makers talking about their craft. What could be better? The first video shows selected screenwriters discussing writing. My favourites? William Goldman (just a touch of him here, check William Goldman speaks for more) and  Fay Kanin and his Most Embarrassing Moments story. If you feel compelled to…