Page One: “She Said” (2022)
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by Scott Myers
5h ago
Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey & Rebecca Corbett, based on the book “She Said” by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey A trailer for the movie: https://medium.com/media/13bf539eb9e1d1cd563d57256b0094c0/href You may read the screenplay here. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of notable movie scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional ..read more
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2023 WGA Nominated Screenplays
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by Scott Myers
1d ago
Screenplays to be honored at the 75th annual Writers Guild of America Award show on March 5, 2023. Here are the 2023 WGA Awards film nominees: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Everything Everywhere All At Once Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; A24 The Fabelmans Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner; Universal Pictures The Menu Written by Seth Reiss & Will Tracy; Searchlight Pictures Nope Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures Tár Written by Todd Field; Focus Features ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole ..read more
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Interview (Part 6): Jennifer Archer
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by Scott Myers
1d ago
My interview with the 2022 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting winner. Photo courtesy: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science Jennifer Archer wrote the original screenplay “Into the Deep Blue” which won a 2022 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Jenniufer about her creative background, her award-winning script, the craft of screenwriting, and what winning the Nicholl Award has meant to her. Today in the final installment in this 6-part series, Jennifer shares some tips on the craft of screenwriting and gives advice to aspiring&nbs ..read more
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Know your genre
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by Scott Myers
1d ago
If you want to write in a genre, you’re wise to immerse yourself in it. I have gotten to know a lot of screenwriters through the years. In talking with or interviewing them, one thing I find they pretty much have in common: They know their genre. That is a lesson for all of us. When you write an original screenplay within a specific genre, you really should know the heart, soul and guts of that genre. This will inform every step of your creative and writing process: concept, character development, brainstorming, plotting, tone, style, atmosphere, voice, pace, and so on. There a ..read more
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Interview (Video): Akela Cooper
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by Scott Myers
1d ago
An extended conversation with the screenwriter of the smash horror hit movie M3GAN. A scene from the movie ‘M3GAN’ (Universal Pictures) Jeff Goldsmith has been interviewing Hollywood screenwriters for a long time. His latest: Akela Cooper whose screenwriting credits include Malignant and the current hit film M3GAN. https://medium.com/media/4de7c87ea0ccbb5766796ba137dcd79e/href Here is a trailer for the movie M3GAN: https://medium.com/media/e2c59dff304c8f4ad419c13d722bd2c3/href To date, the movie has grossed over $170M in box office revenues worldwide. Safe to say, this is the be ..read more
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Page One: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (2022)
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by Scott Myers
1d ago
Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Patrick McHale), screen story by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, based on the book “Pinocchio” written by Carlo Collodi A trailer for the movie: https://medium.com/media/2e0e2747b1aa5a00b0c19289b6b3eab7/href You may read the screenplay here. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of notable movie scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional writers start a story. Fo ..read more
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2023 Scene-Writing Challenge: Day 20
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
Write some scenes. Win a great prize. To kick off the New Year, I hereby declare January to be Scene-Writing Month here at Go Into The Story. Every Monday-Friday, I will upload a post with a scene-writing prompt. Each day, write a scene per those guidelines. Upload your scene here in the response section of the original post. That way you can critique others’ pages and receive feedback on your scene as well. Why scene-writing? If the average scene is 1 1/2 to 2 pages long and a script is 100–120 pages, then a screenwriter writes between 50–80 scenes per screenplay. Thus in a very rea ..read more
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Interview (Part 5): Jennifer Archer
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
My interview with the 2022 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting winner. Page One of ‘Into the Deep Blue’ Jennifer Archer wrote the original screenplay “Into the Deep Blue” which won a 2022 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Jenniufer about her creative background, her award-winning script, the craft of screenwriting, and what winning the Nicholl Award has meant to her. Today in Part 5 of a 6 part series to run each day through Saturday, Jennifer talks about what it was like to win the Nicholl and news about her script set up as a movie&n ..read more
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Hollywood Tales
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
“[James] Cameron was young. He had just directed Terminator. Cameron had called a meeting to discuss his ‘next project.’ Everyone knew Cameron had written a treatment for Alien 2 that nobody would touch because Alien was not a massive financial success. Alien 2 was not on the table. We expected a professional pitch from Cameron, an outline and a treatment of what he had in mind with a cursory budget; perhaps a couple assistants to run a slide show. Instead Cameron walked in the room without so much as a piece of paper. He went to the chalkboard in the room and simply wrote the word ALIEN. The ..read more
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Writing and the Creative Life: 14 Artists Break Down the Creative Process
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
Words of wisdom from filmmakers, poets, architects, sculptors, dancers, musicians, and more. Photo by RhondaK Native Florida Folk Artist at Unsplash In my files, I found an article from a few years back: 14 Artists Break Down the Creative Process. In reading through it, I zeroed in on some of the quotes about writing. Here they are: “I almost never write on the computer. During the day, things are too fractious to sit down with a clear mind. Rather, I keep a pad and pencil next to the bed. That way, if I wake up with a line or a rhyme or a subject for a poem running through my h ..read more
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