The Art of Dramatic Writing

Lajos Egri (1888-1967) wrote The Art of Dramatic Writing back in the 40’s. The book is not about writing film but theatre. Still, it’s considered chronologically as the first “how to“ work ever made about screenwriting -even if the author didn’t know. Many concepts in this book will be an eye-opener for aspiring scriptwriters that read about the subject…

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…