All the Write Moves: Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger”

All the Write Moves: Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger”

Based on two minor Marvel Comics characters who were introduced as supporting players in a second-tier Spider-Man title circa 1982, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger might seem to casual observers like an inconsequential part of the Marvel Studios story. Nonetheless, the...
All the Write Moves: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

All the Write Moves: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Most quick-take analyses of Solo: A Star Wars Story focus on the movie’s disappointing opening-weekend haul, with some pundits going so far as to say Solo is the first flop of the Star Wars franchise. When trying to understand how cinematic storytelling works, such...
All the Write Moves: “Deadpool 2”

All the Write Moves: “Deadpool 2”

The makers of Deadpool (2016) endeared themselves to the screenwriting community with a gag in the film’s opening credits, referring to scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick as “the real heroes here.” Yet in the opening credits of Deadpool 2, those same writers —...
So You Want To Write A Biopic?

So You Want To Write A Biopic?

Biopics are hotter than ever in the spec market. One of the reasons for this is because as studios and production companies become increasingly focused on established IPs (Intellectual Properties), any name recognition associated with your script is desirable. In...
The Disaster Artist and The Anti-Biopic

The Disaster Artist and The Anti-Biopic

Biopics will always be in fashion in Hollywood. The recently released Black List of the industry’s favorite unproduced screenplays of 2017 featured scripts are about people as diverse as author J.K. Rowling, filmmaker John Hughes, comedy duo Mike Nichols and Elaine...