Thursday, 31 October 2019

In The Spotlight With: Mike Thompson

Kicking off the first of our brand new interview series: In The Spotlight - where we showcase once a month one of our many talented readers of Into The Script - Director Mike Thompson! 

We are so happy to welcome Mike as this month's Spotlight Guest,  and to hear his top tips and advice. 


Monday, 28 October 2019

Creating A Successful Brand

How important is it to brand yourself as a writer?

Let’s think about some of the wildly successful writers out there and whether branding has helped them.

When I think big bands, I think of Stephen King. He’s billed as a horror writer but he does write across genres and has used a pen name in the past to separate his books. Although he’s been branded as a horror writer, he has room to move within this because his stories all have a darkness to them.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Writing The Empathetic Villain

It’s about time we commented on the current #1 movie in the world. 
Three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix might be far on his way to some well-deserved, statuette-in-hand Oscar notoriety. Not that the Oscars are the only possible venue to validate his acting mastery, though. Some of us have already seen it and some of us are about to, but we can all agree on one thing: it’s one of the year’s best performances. 

Friday, 18 October 2019

6 Websites That Will Kick Start Your Imagination & Next Project!

Sometimes when it comes to our writing, we all could do with a bit of an inspiration booster. And while there are tons of opportunities for inspiration out in the real world, some can definitely be found online. 

In this post, I want to introduce to you 6 websites or ways I go about getting inspired with just a few clicks.


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The Wonder Woman In Filmmaking & A Force To Be Reckoned With: An Interview With Emily Skye

Emily Skye of She Wolf Films is a Director/Producer and Screenwriter who has amassed a major social media following whilst documenting her experience as a filmmaker, as well as inspiring other writers and filmmakers along the way! 

Emily has worked on a variety of projects, including TV drama 'The Erectors' on Amazon Prime, music videos, docuseries 'Binders Stash', and is currently attached to two feature films. 

As well as dropping regular inspirational tips and advice over her IG account, Emily kindly  took the time to speak with me regarding her experience in the industry which will give you a greater insight into the life and lessons learned behind She Wolf Films!

Let's welcome Emily to Into The Script!


Monday, 14 October 2019

Script Chat: The Power Of Origins & Reboots

For so many people my age, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was a huge part of their childhood growing up. Set in Angel Grove, the show centres around five teenagers with attitude are given superpowers to stop Rita Repulsa, an intergalactic sorceress as she seeks world domination. 


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Writing MONSTER Hits & Working With Horror Legends: An Interview with Michael & Shawn Rasmussen

This week at Into The Script, I feel incredibly fortunate to welcome our guests - Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, the screenwriters behind one of my favourite films this year, the monster summer hit 'CRAWL'. 

Michael and Shawn have worked with some of the biggest horror legends in the industry, including John Carpenter (they are the screenwriters behind Carpenter's 'The Ward'), Sam Raimi and Alexandre Aja. 

So, if there's anything you wanted to know about HOW to write a compelling horror for audiences - this is the interview that you want to be reading!


Friday, 4 October 2019

What I Learned From Screenwriter & Producer Lucinda Whiteley

Welcome, Lucinda

Lucinda’s background in children’s storytelling is impressive.

After setting up The Children’s Channel, one of the first satellite channels in the UK, she became Channel Four's Commissioning Editor of Children's Programmes, spearheading the launch of their new children's service and commissioning shows such as Hollyoaks, Watch This Space and Look Who's Talking as well as award winning series such as Wise Up (Emmy, BAFTA, RTS and Peabody), Coping With (BAFTA and RTS), Ant and Dec Unzipped (BAFTA), Zig and Zag's Dirty Deeds (RTS) and adaptations of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music, and the New Magic Roundabout.


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Does Your Script Have The Scare Factor?

It is the month of Halloween and you know what that means. 

You probably guessed I’m going to talk about horror movies/TV shows, and you’re right. But I’ve decided to do something a little different this time. 

I wanted you guys to be as much a part of this article as I am. So here’s what I did: I created polls on both Facebook and Instagram with the following question:

What is your favorite horror movie subgenre? 

The two available options were “Psychological” or “Slasher”. Which one do you think got more votes? 

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