Monday, 23 September 2019

The Actress & Filmmaker Taking Hollywood On her Terms: An Interview With Emma Bell

Today's guest on Into The Script is not only an incredibly talented actress and inspirational filmmaker, but she has also starred in several of my favourite franchises and films -  AMC's The Walking Dead, Final Destination (5) and Indie-horror Frozen. 

So, it's a huge pleasure to be able to welcome Emma Bell to share her insights and approach as an actress and filmmaker in Hollywood. 

There is also a very exciting opportunity to become a part of and support Emma's next project - with more details shared at the end of this interview.

Right, let's get straight into hearing more about Emma and all her top tips and advice for other emerging writers and filmmakers!


Friday, 20 September 2019

Inside The World of British TV & Writing For Award-Winning Shows: An Interview With Nasreen Ahmed

Nasreen Ahmed is a script editor on the popular show Doctors and has worked on nearly 300 scripts as well as storylining some big themed weeks for the show (Homelessness 2016 and Mental Health Awareness Week 2018). 

During the course of her BBC career she has also produced and directed a radio drama called Silver Street for the BBC Asian Network and won the British Muslim Award in 2017 for Services to Media. 

Nasreen got her first TV Producer credit working on a special episode featuring an all singing, all dancing Bollywood style marriage proposal! That sequence won ‘Scene of the Year’ at the British Soap Awards in 2018.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Creativity With Mad Men: A Motivational Guide

January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Jared Harris, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, and John Slattery in Mad Men (2007)

If your biased taste for movies and TV shows can only be delighted by high numbers and ratings, perhaps Mad Men’s 16 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes will pique your interest. 

But try and forget about numbers for a while— today, we’re talking about words and their masters: writers. 

By the way, props to the kick-ass writers who brought this masterpiece to life.

This drama from AMC tells the story of enigmatic adman Donald Draper (Jon Hamm) who, in the early 60s, is one of the most influential admen at the renowned Sterling Cooper advertising agency in New York. 


Monday, 16 September 2019

The Boys: 7 BADASS Tropes That Kick The Sh*t Out Of Superhero Expectations!

You must have at least heard of Amazon's smash hit show The Boys, even if you haven't seen it yet! And if you haven't? WHY? It really is so much more than just a show about superheroes. 

The Boys brought us a multi-layered approach to what constitutes good versus bad - which is exactly why I wanted to talk about 7 tropes we see in the show that totally turn our expectations on it's head. 

So, if you're looking to create multi-layered characters with a core that the audience can learn to love or hate - or love to hate in some cases, then carry on reading:

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Most Influential Women In Writing: 5 Lessons From Women In Film

Into The Script welcomes a brand new Guest Post today from Jenny Schwender!

So without further ado, let's hand over to Jenny and learn the five lessons she has sourced from inspirational female filmmakers!

There are a LOT of incredibly inspirational women in the film industry with amazing things to say. However, I have handpicked five female writers who were all part of the reason I decided to get into writing in the first place.

We all love us some motivational quotes, so I have included one by each of those wonderful women, and will talk about in what ways they inspire me and what I think you could also take from them. 

Let’s get into it!


Monday, 2 September 2019

Working & Writing For Major TV Networks Such As CW & MTV: An Interview with Jen Vestuto & Melissa Marlette

Today, we're speaking with two women who are writers, filmmakers, AND best friends -  Jen Vestuto and Melissa Marlette, who have worked together on several projects, some of which I'm sure you're familiar with: Desperate Housewives, 30 Rock, The Vampire Diaries... the list goes on!

Jen and Melissa first met on set during production of Person of Interest, and let me tell you, this duo has seen it all. They'll share their vast experience with us, from the beginning of their careers as production assistants in NYC to their success as screenwriters and filmmakers, and their secrets to co-writing their scrips as a perfect team.
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