Some believe it is impossible to capture reality on film. Even in documentaries, some argue that it is still constructed, planned and overly detailed. But there is one way I believe writers can bring reality into their screenplays: use your own experience. Of course, this does not mean that every film you write will be realist, but this does mean that there will be something … [Read more...] about Adventures of Cassiah: Bringing Reality Into Your Writing
Don’t let this title fool you. Screenwriters’ should NOT work on-set when their script is being produced. Early spring of this year, I was hired to direct a 6 episode web-series in Dallas. The series already had investors and 2 stations awaiting the footage. To my utter disbelief, the screenwriter was “allowed” in casting, props, and most absurdly, on-set! Obviously, it was a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Screenwriters’ Should Work On-Set!
If I was to ask you to give me your top 10 best screenplays of all time, I wonder what you would say? The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, Casablanca, Titanic, Gone with the Wind - all sorts of films from different genres and from different time frames would no doubt populate the lists. Of course as individuals we've all got our own preferences, so it's unlikely that any two … [Read more...] about What Is Best Screenplays of All Time…Really