The Story Department: Final Draft 10 Reviewed

September 23, 2016, by Ian Hart in Script Check, Script Perfection, Software Reviews How do you go about writing a screenplay? There are a few of us who sit down at the computer, like some modern day Dalton Trumbo at his trusty Remington, type FADE IN: and keep going...
How To Be a Fan Of Your Own Work

How To Be a Fan Of Your Own Work

It can be hard to separate yourself from your work. You try not to make it personal but, of course, it is. Your writing is the combination of your thoughts, your skills, your life experiences and your passions. To type that first sentence on a blank page is to...
Spec Spotlight: Isaac Adamson Talks “Bubbles”

Spec Spotlight: Isaac Adamson Talks “Bubbles”

Isaac Adamson felt he had a toehold in the film industry when his first novel, Tokyo Suckerpunch, was optioned in 2000—but his spec script Bubbles launched him to a whole new level. Here’s his story. Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, Adamson studied film at the...
How Do You Tell the Story… About Your Story?

How Do You Tell the Story… About Your Story?

So you’ve finished a script. Your character motivations are on point. There’s a satisfying, poignant resolution. You caught a few spelling errors. That’s it, right? Turns out there’s this whole other world after you’ve finished writing....
How to Write a Coming-of-Age Superhero Tale

How to Write a Coming-of-Age Superhero Tale

G.W. Freund and Daniel Bonjour set out to do two things with their winning spec script, Breedlove. The first was to tell a relatable, coming-of-age story. The second was to infuse the characters with raw, powerful emotions. The fact that the story revolves around a...