Friday, 29 November 2019

In The Spotlight With: Shaun Rylee



This month we welcome Filmmaker Shaun Rylee as our Spotlight Guest at Into The Script.

In The Spotlight is an interview series where we showcase once a month one of our many talented readers of Into The Script!

Shaun Rylee is an actress, screenwriter and filmmaker and has starred in some of the most well known shows such as Mad Men, Community, Masters of Sex and How I Met Your Mother. 

So, if you'd like to hear more about her incredible experiences and tips check out her full interview below!
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Monday, 25 November 2019

A Masterclass In Comedy: Judd Apatow's Writing Rules



This past summer I was fortunate enough to win the Ink2screen Short Screenplay competition (shameless self promotion).  While that is rewarding in its own right, the coolest thing about this was the prize I won. Lifetime access to Judd Apatow’s Comedy Masterclass.

If you aren’t familiar with his work, I recommend you stop reading this article and immediately go watch The 40-Year-Old Virgin...or Knocked Up...or Bridesmaids...or Superbad...basically just get your life together, and come back to this article later.  
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Monday, 18 November 2019

The Byronic Hero Narrative




Not familiar with the term Byronic Hero? Into The Script has you covered!

A Byronic hero is a charismatic character with a strong sense of passion and ideals, while being deeply flawed. Their arc focuses mainly on dealing with their internal struggles of wanting to be better but finding the reality almost impossible. This causes them to be self-aware of their flaws, issues and shadow self.

They have a set of rules that will not be broken for anything or anyone.  Their true 'dark' self will not be accepted by society, so while they may be attractive, charismatic etc they are still very much alone/shunned within society.  Sounds very familiar when it comes to talking about Ryan Gosling's character - The Driver in DRIVE.

So, now we've got that covered, let's remember this trope while getting to grips with Laila's most recent analysis and in-depth dive into the world of DRIVE!


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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Making Your Mark In Hollywood As A Writer: An Interview with Joey Tuccio


This week on Into The Script we are so excited to welcome the wonderful Joey Tuccio!

Joey is  the founder and CEO of the incredible platform Roadmap Writers, a website which to date has helped 88 screenwriters fulfil their dream of getting signed and getting their projects out there. Roadmap Writers  have worked with some of the most influential and most recognised names in the business, including Disney, abc Studios, APA and NBC Universal.

Joey knows EXACTLY what it takes to be successful in the industry, which is why we are so thrilled to hear about some of his top tips today!

Without further ado, let’s hand over to him:  

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

What I Learned From Tina Fey: Bossypants 101


As we all know, there are many incredibly successful and inspiring female filmmakers out there. One of them is definitely Tine Fey, whom I have mentioned in a previous article as well. 

Seeing how she is a screenwriter, actress, comedian, producer and playwright, it is no surprise that she is a role model for many people in the industry, for both men and women.
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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The Power Of Short Stories Part 2: The Long & Short Of It


Continuing our exploration this week of the POWER of short stories, and how these tales can serve as great inspirational material for other creative mediums!

This week, our Guest Blogger is Rachael Howard who is sharing her insights in part 2 of our conclusion of The Power Of Short Stories:
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Friday, 8 November 2019

The Queen of Indie Horror: An Interview With Screenwriter, Director & Producer, Lou Simon



Our guest today at Into The Script is a very talented Screenwriter, Producer, & Director. She released her first feature film, the indie horror hit Hazmat back in 2013, and hasn’t stopped cranking out amazing indie horror films ever since. 

Hazmat went on to win Best Horror Film at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival and the Berlin Independent Film Festival. She also won Best Director at the 2016 Super Geek Film Festival for her film All Girls Weekend. 

And her 2015 film Agoraphobia won Best Florida Film at the 2015 Spooky Empire Horror Film Festival, and starred legendary horror actor Tony Todd. So, if you are interested in creating independent films, she is the one you want to listen to! We’re super excited to welcome to Into The Script, Ms. Lou Simon.
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Thursday, 7 November 2019

I've Graduated Film School: Now What?




Graduated film school: Now what?

Here it is. 

The certificate, bachelor, master. 

The paper you’ve been working toward for months or years. It’s finally handed to you. You’re smiling for the photos, celebrating with your film school friends and if you’re lucky, your family travelled all the way down to wherever you’re studying. It’s a perfect night. 

And well deserved. 

Next morning you wake up, get your coffee ready, look outside and it hits you: what now?

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Monday, 4 November 2019

The Power Of Short Stories Part 1: The Long & Short Of It



Having just polished some short stories for a charity anthology called Terror Bites – released 5th November 2019 – the writers involved got to talking about how short stories translate to the big screen and how many of our favourite films are based on or have been inspired by short stories.

But how well do short stories translate and how much of the story lends itself to the images we end up seeing on screen? Is there enough material in a short story that is just a few pages long to sustain a feature length film?
                                   
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