If you’re a writer who wants to improve the quality of your story, or a producer who wants your film to have the best possible chance at the box office, I've got 10 writing maxims for you that will maximize your chances of success...
Vancouver Animation School names Jack Enyart instructor for new Writing for Animation course; new online class emphasizes writing because all animation truly starts with a story.
So what is a writer’s #1 creative tool? Experience? Education? Vocabulary? Scriptwriting software? Jack Daniels? It’s none of these. The #1 creative tool of every writer is...
Original Screenplay nominees include “Flight,” “Looper,” “The Master,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Oscar-winning writer and creator of HBO’s “The Newsroom” to guest voice an episode of “The Simpsons.”
Much has been written about the subject of BE-DO-HAVE in the self-help arena. But applying it to screenwriting can be very helpful as well.
The powerhouse team behind DreamWorks latest feature "The Rise of the Guardians" gather in New York City to describe their creative collaboration.
Just a few days remain for makers of films using visual effects and/or Stereo 3D to submit their applications to the Cross Channel Film Lab.
Pixar senior development executive Mary Coleman announces the hire of writer Marti Noxon for an unspecified project.
Emmy-winning writer Jeffrey Scott’s acclaimed book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats
Too big to fit into one blog entry: Joe Strike's report on the NY Comic Con continues with coverage of Adult Swim's Venture Bros. and Robot Chicken panels.
Everybody knows that Moe Howard, as well as his cohorts Curly, Shemp and Larry, were creative geniuses. But not so many know that Moe’s son-in-law, Norman Maurer, was a genius in his own right.
The animation Pimp riffs on the topic of laughter and its importance in our lives. Especially when things are less than peachy.
An attic autocrat meets his downfall at the hands of a band of freedom-fighting toys in Czech animator Jiri Barta's imaginative stop-motion fable.
Joe Strike dives beneath the rotting flesh of Laika's new film "Paranorman" and uncovers some surprising facts about Chris Butler and Sam Fell's 3D stop-motion zombie romp.
Theme is the most important element of any screenplay. It aligns and focuses the plot, subplots, characters and dialogue. It is the Rosetta stone which allows you to translate that great concept you have into a great screenplay. But that’s not all it does...
Following its animated hit "Despicable Me" and a just-opened 3D theme park ride at Universal Studios Orlando, Illumination Entertainment has set an untitled feature spinoff based on The Minions as its fifth feature film with Universal.
I recently went to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and looked at dozens of pencil drawings by Gustav Klimt. Surprisingly, I made an interesting mental connection with screenplay outlines: A pencil drawing visualizing what is going to be painted is to an oil what a screenplay is to a film.
“Hellraiser” creator and prolific horror and fantasy writer Clive Barker will rewrite the action horror project “Zombies vs. Gladiators” for Amazon Studios.
DRAGON AGE: DAWN OF THE SEEKER, with a screenplay by award-winner, Jeffrey Scott, is now available on Blu-Ray-DVD combo. Read the review.
Commercials director Nic Mathieu will make his directorial debut on the Warner Bros. sci-fi project, “The Wind,” scripted by "Men in Black 3" writer David Koepp.