You can go all night without stopping and still look great.
Audiences love sequels, and thus, so do studios. They love something familiar. It gives them insurance for the multitude of money being spent at the theater on any given family or date outing.
At the age of puberty, the writer discovers the great poets, chief among them Bob Dylan, and she gets a taste of the rebellious, majestic, and meteoric power of words.
I have always enjoyed the company of people who are funny, intelligent, and a bit perverted. My favorite whack-job writer, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, is a rock star in all three of those demographics.
Fall in love with boredom. Fall in love with repetition and practice. Fall in love with the process of what you do and let the results take care of themselves.
Sixth grade in Mrs. Gleason's class meant a lot of laughing at you instead of with you. Sixth grade is a pretty snarky place to begin with, and the fact that Mrs. Gleason always seemed to be teaching us how to diagram sentences or not to misplace the modifier meant her back was always turned as she wrote on the blackboard. A perfect adolescent storm.
Screenwriting. The pastime of Hollywood (and beyond). A career of high or low stakes, depending upon what level of the totem pole you, the screenwriter, is on.
Right before Han Solo is encased in carbonite, Leia says, "I love you." Han Solo's scripted reply was "I love you, too," but after numerous takes, Harrison Ford and director Irvin Kirschner felt the line just wasn't working.
In any one communication, you can only make one point. Count on people forgetting everything else. That's because our minds throw away almost all new information -- by necessity, since we wouldn't be able to tote brains big enough to store a day's worth.
Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.
This is Part 3 of 3 featuring my extended interrogation of Nikki Nelson-Hicks. This time we pull out the brass knuckles, turn on the bright lights, ...
On a recent visit to Elkhart Community Schools in northern Indiana, I had the pleasure of conducting a writing workshop with students taking English electives at Elkhart Memorial High School.
Nowadays it's not uncommon to hear the phrase "black girls are magic," but Sailor Moon was the first time I ever really felt that there was something in me, as a girl who would grow up to be a woman, that was powerful.
Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.
Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.
Jason Fuchs has enjoyed a long career in the film and television industry on the acting side of things. But what is even more interesting is his journey as a screenwriter.We spoke with Jason on the eve of the upcoming release (October 9th, 2015) of his live-action feature debut, Pan.