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…

Save the baby!

“Poor, poor three-act structure. So much to offer. So misunderstood”. Jennine Lanouette‘s article Save the baby!  is a first-class, badly needed statement on screenwriting.  It deals with the mental process of writing, the structure as a freeing tool and, the light and dark sides of the Save the Cat and the Hero Journey’s schools of thought. It…

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…

Save the Movie!

Is Blake Snyder‘s Save the Cat to blame for the mediocrity of many Hollywood films? Known script blogger Erik Bork doesn’t think so. No wonder in the cloud tag of his blog Snyder’s name comes out so big.  But Peter Suderman seems to agree in his very interesting article Save the Movie on Slate.com! It’s a fantastic read,…