Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Bringing The Horror To Life: An Interview With Special Effects Make-Up Artist, Eleanor Sabaduquia

Remember when you first watched The Exorcist as a child and thought you weren't going to sleep for the rest of your life?

Back in 1973, not many digital resources were available to uglify the demonic protagonist’s look.—the work mostly comprised dummies and long hours of special effects makeup. 

Friday, 24 May 2019

How To Turn Your Logline Into A Pitch

Many writers struggle with coming up with that perfect logline for their project - let alone writing one, and then it's time to take that and turn it into a pitch. Well, it can all become pretty intimidating rather quickly! 

Luckily for you, our fab guest post today is written by TV writer (Hollyoaks) Drew Hubbard - where he shares a step-by-step process on how YOU can turn your loglines into a pitch each and every time. 

So let's begin by handing over to Drew!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Writing An Authentic Story That Sells For Blumhouse & Netlifx with CAM Screenwriter Isa Mazzei

Today's guest at Into the Script is Isa Mazzei, the screenwriter of one of my favourite psychological horror films - Netflix's CAM - released last year, which turned the genre on it's head with it's modern portrayal of female protagonists in horror. 

Isa has also turned her experiences as a former cam-girl into an upcoming book and memoir titled 'CAM GIRL' which will be released this coming November. It's a genuine pleasure to be able to welcome Isa onto Into The Script to share with you all her experiences and advice when it comes to writing an authentic story that sells to major Hollywood players such as Blumhouse & Netflix! 

So as always - make sure you've got a pen and paper to hand, Isa is certainly a lady we should all be taking notes from. 

Monday, 20 May 2019

The Top 5 Screenplay Villain Introductions

Today's Guest Post covers some of the best ways our most favourite cinematic villains are introduced - AND with the script examples available to download and read (click the title), from films such as Cape Fear, The Little Mermaid, The Shawshank Redemption and Die Hard.

So - with all that to bear in mind, let's hand over to today's guest blogger - Ben Taylor who is going to show you exactly HOW to introduce your villain!


Friday, 10 May 2019

Writing A Number One Bestselling Horror & Crime Novel with Author Helen Phifer

For those not familiar with Helen’s work, she is a #1 bestselling crime and horror novelist. Her debut novel, The Ghost House, was released October 2013 and went on to be an Amazon #1 bestseller in Canada. It reached #1 on the Amazon Contemporary Horror Charts in both the UK and the US, pushing her idol Stephen King off his #1 spot many times.

Yes, you read that right, Helen Phifer knocked Stephen King off the #1 spot more than once!

After that astounding revelation, let’s get straight to the questions. 

Monday, 6 May 2019

Developing Your Brand As A Filmmaker With Director & Writer, Mike Pecci

If you're not familiar with the name Mike Pecci or his amazing podcast 'In Love With The Process' then honestly - where have you been? Mike's podcast is my go-to to listen to, and I knew he'd make a fantastic guest on Into The Script sharing with you all his advice, tips and tricks when it comes to making a name for yourself. 

Mike is not only a podcast host, he is also a writer and director, and he knows exactly what it takes to hustle in this industry, but also how to develop a professional name and brand for yourself as a writer/filmmaker. 

So, as always - grab a notebook and pen to take notes!

Sunday, 5 May 2019

How I've Built A Platform By Blogging & How You Can Too

Today's post was an original article I had written for the incredible platform Stage 32 - which if you're not familiar with, I cannot encourage you enough to go an check them out! I decided since I hadn't shared this on my own platform - and with the messages I receive  daily asking about how and why I do what I do - I figured it may be helpful to some of you! 

So, let's get right into it!

If I told you that I have interviewed award-winning screenwriters, producers, managers, and other industry professionals who have worked on projects like the Jurassic Park franchise and with studios such as BBC, Marvel, and Disney without leaving the comfort of my own home, would you believe me?
And what would you say if I told you that you could do it too? In fact, let’s go a step further and say you don’t even need to get off the couch to do so.
In this post, I'm going to share how I’ve been fortunate enough to speak with some of the most influential filmmakers and writers in the world without ever having to go past my front door.

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