Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Writing Powerful Subject Matter In Film: An Interview with 'The Flood' Screenwriter, Helen Kingston


Our guest this week at Into The Script is screenwriter & actress Helen Kingston. Helen's most recent film 'The Flood' - starred Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Iain Glen, and Humans and Black Mirror actor Ivanno Jeremiah. Jenny was fortunate enough to speak with Helen about writing about socially topical subjects such as immigration, as well as how to attract talent to your script, and Helen's top tip when it comes to pursuing a career as a writer. 
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Friday, 24 January 2020

Representation Is Reaching A Global Scale: An Interview with Actress Krupa Pattani


This week's guest is actress Krupa Pattani, who is known to many of our UK based readers for her feisty role of Farrah on Channel 4's Hollyoaks, and as Shazia in the BBC 1 Hit Show Citizen Khan

Krupa kindly stopped by Into The Script to talk about her creative process, dabbling in the world of improv and the positive changes starting to be seen in equal and diverse representation on screen!
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

5 Writing Lessons From This Year's Oscar Nominated Films (& read the scripts!)


In today's post I have round up 5 of the best writing lessons we can learn from this year's Oscar nominated films, including scripts to read from; The Irishman, 1917, Marriage Story, Little Women and Parasite. 

So, if you fancy some reading to kickstart your day then feel free to check those out - and don't forget to consider the following writing lessons each script has inspired!
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Friday, 17 January 2020

The Art of Manipulating Your Audience



Joe Goldberg, the stalker. Or, Joe Goldberg, the dude who thinks he’s invisible whenever he has a hat on. Whatever you know this guy for, you can agree with me that he’s done some pretty bad sh*t. 

Played by actor Penn Badgley, the charmingly evil lead from Netflix’s You is one of those characters who can break into your mind for a split second until you shun them, only to fall for their gab again, then again, if you’re not careful. 
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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Everything You Wanted To Know About Entering The Nicholl Fellowships With 2019 Winners Sean Malcolm & Walker McKnight


If you’re pursuing a career as a screenwriter, you’ve probably heard of the Nicholl Fellowships. One of the most respected competitions in the world for screenwriters. Every year over 7,400 screenplays are submitted to the Nicholl Fellowships. Out of 7,400, only 10 contestants make it to the finals.  And there’s only 5 winners. The Academy Awards up to $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. Everyone can participate if they submit an original piece and made less $25,000 from their writing.
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Monday, 13 January 2020

The Hero's Journey: Applying The Twelve Stage Structure


Most of us have heard of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces or Christopher Vogler’s Twelve Stage Hero’s Journey.  Today's post is about helping you visualise & break down each step so you're able to easily apply this structure to your own writing - if you fancy it!

When rewatching Disney’s The Lion King for the 52nd time, I noticed what a great example the film was to help portray Vogler's theory, so here we are.

Let’s go!
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Monday, 6 January 2020

Why Every Writer Should Hold A Table Read


Lately, I’ve been going to many table reads, and had scenes from my own script being read at a table read. As there’s more and more contests for table reads, table reads events, I’ve been asked several times what’s the purpose for them? 

First, let’s go over what a table read is...

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