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...
Five Steps to Successful Pitching

Five Steps to Successful Pitching

Being able to write a decent script is just half the job of a professional screenwriter. Usually after breaking in with a spec script, an agent or manager will send you on a bunch of general meetings with production companies. Sometimes these meetings are just that:...
Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Humbug writers Todd R Jones and Earl Richey Jones discuss pitching, persistence and the people who ask: “So what have you worked on that we can see?” Final Draft: So how did you guys get started? Were you writing since you were kids or how did that come about for you...
How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

It’s been said that a new door opens into Hollywood every day, you just need to figure out how to be in front of the door that opens. There is no set path to success in the film industry. Writers break into Hollywood in countless different ways; contests, personal...