From Mad Max to Blade Runner: How to Make a Long-Awaited Sequel Work

From Mad Max to Blade Runner: How to Make a Long-Awaited Sequel Work

More of the same, yet different. That’s the hurdle facing screenwriters with sequels. Bring back enough of what audiences liked—the
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Screenwriting 101: Three Common Features of 2017’s Awards Contenders

Screenwriting 101: Three Common Features of 2017’s Awards Contenders

Written by: Christopher Osterndorf Fall is here, and in Hollywood, that means one thing: Oscar season. Around this time every year, studios
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Interview: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce on Why His Screenplay is “technically all wrong”

Interview: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce on Why His Screenplay is “technically all wrong”

By Shanee Edwards Most of us grew up with the Winnie-the-Pooh books that feature Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga and Roo.
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The Great Screenwriters: Part 16 – Robert Towne

The Great Screenwriters: Part 16 – Robert Towne

Chinatown (1974) really should have a silent ‘e’ - “Chinatowne” – because for all the brilliance of its other creators
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Hollywood Gatekeepers on What Makes a Great Screenplay: ‘Will these characters and this story stand the test of time?’

Hollywood Gatekeepers on What Makes a Great Screenplay: ‘Will these characters and this story stand the test of time?’

There's no use beating around the bush. The prominence of spec sales in Hollywood has diminished radically over the last
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Interview with Finish Line Script Competition Winner R.B. Ripley: “Write about a big idea that’s important to you.”

Interview with Finish Line Script Competition Winner R.B. Ripley: “Write about a big idea that’s important to you.”

Set in 1978 small-town Texas, screenwriter R.B. Ripley's Sugarland tells the story of an unassuming housewife and mother who finds herself laundering
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