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:

Friday, 13 September 2019

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Ask A Hollywood Manager & Producer: An Interview With Jake Wagner

Our guest at Into The Script today is Jake Wagner - a seasoned Hollywood Manager and Producer working for Good Fear Film + Management, who have clients whom have had much success in the film industry. From Award-Winning Short Films to recent Box Office Hits such as Stuber and Crawl, as well as the highly anticipated live adaptation of Disney’s Mulan, the folks at Good Fear definitely know what it takes to succeed in the film industry. 

Jake has also produced films such as Evidence, Killing Season, and Stuber, and was kind enough to speak with me and share some insight and invaluable advice about breaking into the film industry as a screenwriter.

So without further ado, we’ll turn it over to Mr. Jake Wager:


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Getting To Grips With Dialogue In 5 Easy Steps

I want to talk about writing dialogue today. It’s important for a number of reasons, but perhaps most importantly, it is often the reason aspiring or beginner writers decide to bail on the idea of actually writing the story they have always wanted to write, and ultimately put their dreams on the shelf...again. 

It can be one of the most intimidating and self-doubt inducing aspects of writing...if you let it. It really doesn’t have to be though!  Lets strip it down to the basics and get over this conquerable fear of writing dialogue, shall we?  


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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