10 Most Powerful Guardians of the Galaxy Villains In Marvel Comics

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special gives the cosmic team a rare respite from their adventures, though not for long. Epic comic book storylines from the last twenty years and beyond provide a blueprint for how the team may evolve on screen in the years ahead as well as which powerful Marvel villains they… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 25: “The Silence of the Lambs”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Song In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special

Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Go to Source Author: Kevin Erdmann

Writing and the Creative Life: A Playlist to Calm the Mind

A therapist suggests some music to reduce anxiety… and spur creativity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

8 Best Classic Newspaper Comic Strip Crossovers

With the 2023 debut of the animated series based on Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County, the upcoming seasonal tradition of viewing A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the November 2022 launch of Netflix’s Addams Family adaptation Wednesday, comic strip properties continue to be a significant part of pop culture. Daily comic strips were an integral part of… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 24: “The Social Network”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Darth Maul’s Galaxy-Shaking Plan To Kill Palpatine Officially Revealed

Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1Darth Maul had major plans to get revenge on Palpatine in the Star Wars galaxy. As revealed in the new Star Wars: Hidden Empire series, Lady Qi’ra is using Maul’s unfulfilled master plan to strike at the heart of the Empire: its ruling Sith Lords…. Read more »

What’s on TV Tonight – TV Listings

Back to top Go to Source Author: Kevin Pantoja

The Business of Screenwriting: “I don’t have to smell it to sell it”

An object lesson in Agent Talk. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

3 Entry-Level Places to Get Your First Paid Feature Screenwriting Gig

There you are — dutifully producing great work and you’re ready to get your first paid screenwriting gig. The one question you have is — how. Despite what many screenwriting websites declare, there are no online screenwriting job boards that offer paid feature screenwriting gigs. You’ll find some places that say they do. However, most… Read more »

The Most Iconic Movie Scenes of All Time

We all have our favorite iconic movie scenes — moments that either make us laugh out loud until it hurts,… The post The Most Iconic Movie Scenes of All Time appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto from ScreenCraft

Kumail Nanjiani & Annaleigh Ashford Interview: Welcome To Chippendales

Welcome to Chippendales dives deep into a story many may not know – while the eponymous stripper collective is world famous, the violent story behind it is not, but Kumail Nanjiani and Annaleigh Ashford are about to change that. Nanjiani stars as Steve Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who founds Chippendales in the 1980s. What begins… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 23: “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

DC Just Turned Its Most Adorable Superman into Pure Nightmare Fuel

Warning: spoilers ahead for Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1!DC has turned Captain Carrot, its cutest Superman variant, into pure nightmare fuel. Carrot is the greatest champion of Earth-26 and a member of the Justice League Incarnate. But as seen in Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1, he has come under the influence of the… Read more »

Great Scene: “Children of Men”

In the midst of a heated battle, Theo find Kee and the baby alive. Then a miracle happens… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Memes That Perfectly Sum up The James Bond Movies

In the early 2000’s, Quentin Tarantino planned to make his own version of Casino Royale, but failed to attain the rights to the James Bond franchise. Had he succeeded, it would’ve been a sequel to an underrated Bond movie and would’ve starred Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and Uma Thurman as Vesper Lynd. Go to… Read more »

SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Robin and His Boyfriend Share Their First Kiss in Romantic New Cover Art

Warning: Potential SPOILERS for Tim Drake: Robin #6New cover art released by DC Comics shows Robin sharing a swoon-worthy kiss with his boyfriend Bernard Dowd. Tim Drake has been exploring his bisexuality for well over a year, and this cover marks a major milestone in his current character arc, as it’s the first on-page kiss… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 22: “Double Indemnity”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Archie Comics Turns Betty into a Horror Icon as The Final Girl

The perennial sweetheart of Archie Comics is about to become the world’s next icon of horror. Riverdale’s beloved girl-next-door, Betty Cooper, is set to star in an anthology one-shot that reinvents the character as the most well-known staple of horror films. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

Screenwriting 101: Kate Marks

“I love seeing real people, the details and the quirks that they have. I pay really close attention to them. Sometimes, I write in the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How to Format a Script

One of the biggest questions we get from new screenwriters is how to format a script. Consistent screenplay format is essential for all screenwriters. While there are nuances and variances that screenwriters can utilize (some of which we’ll cover below), the basic master scene format is the objective necessity when it comes to how your… Read more »

Bound for the Screen: 13 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations

It can’t be a coincidence that the best stories make the best movies, and in the case of the films… The post Bound for the Screen: 13 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

90 Day Fiancé Fans Call Yara’s Mom’s HEA Behavior ‘Despicable’

90 Day Fiancé fans are once again calling out Yara Zaya’s mother Olga, after witnessing her increasingly controversial behavior over the last few weeks on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Yara first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé season 8 with now-husband Jovi Dufren, when she moved to New Orleans from Ukraine to marry him…. Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 21: “When Harry Met Sally…”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Court of Owls Cosplay Reinvents Gotham Villains for Batman Beyond Era

A new Court of Owls cosplay reinvents the Gotham villains for the Batman Beyond era. Composed of Gotham’s elite, the Court of Owls ruled over Gotham City, until the arrival of Batman, and in a series of Instagram posts, cosplayer thenftnoise unveiled the shoot, putting a futuristic spin on the mysterious and elusive Court, making… Read more »

Alien’s ‘Big Deletion’ Was the Perfect Solution to its Unfixable Canon

Throughout the entirety of the ever-expanding Alien universe, there have been some inconsistencies in terms of the timeline and the information that characters should be aware of but inexplicably aren’t–for instance, the existence of the Xenomorph species (because seriously, how many times can the Xenomorphs be considered ‘unknown alien life forms’). However, all the frustration… Read more »

Chadwick Boseman: Why The Black Panther Actor Was A Real-Life Hero

WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Go to Source Author: Thomas Bacon

Page One: “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (2021)

Written for the screen by Joel Coen, based on the play by William Shakespeare Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

However It Ends, The Walking Dead Changed The Zombie Genre Forever

The Walking Dead is coming to a close after an 11-season run — but no matter how the series ends, The Walking Dead has certainly changed the zombie genre forever. Premiering in 2010, AMC adapted the eponymous comics of Robert Kirkman into a larger-than-life apocalypse series, following a group of survivors as they fought against… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 19: “Broadcast News”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Clue & Secret Revealed In Poppy Playtime’s ARG (So Far)

MOB Games, developer of Poppy Playtime, has created an ARG to tease more information about Poppy Playtime Ch. 3 and the multiplayer spinoff game, Project: Playtime. With the release of the ARG, players have been working to solve the puzzles to find out more about the sinister work going on in Playtime Co.’s factory, beginning… Read more »

Page One: “Touch of Evil” (1958)

Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel “Badge Of Evil” by Whit Masterson Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Darkest Far Side Comics By Gary Larson

Fans of the long-running Far Side comic strip series by Gary Larson will be happy to know that the comic artist is still updating his personal website to this day with reruns of his famous comics as well as the occasional new comic strip. The new comics are faithful to the original run and add… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 18: “North by Northwest”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Which Disney Sidekick Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

There are great Disney sidekicks in every Disney movie. In fact, many would argue they are actually the best part of the films. From cute ones to tough ones to cheerful ones, sneaky ones, and more… the great range of side-kicks means they’re perfect to pair with the signs of the zodiac. Go to Source… Read more »

14 Best Young Royals Characters, Ranked

Less than a month after its release on Netflix in 2021, Young Royals has cultivated a loyal and strong fanbase among subscribers – a feat that should be celebrated since the show is one of Netflix’s foreign-language titles and comes from Sweden, though dubbed versions are available. Go to Source Author: Danielle Bruncati

Writing and the Creative Life: Of Beginnings and Endings

Remember when you first came up with the story idea you’re currently writing? How great that felt? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Indiana Jones 2 Actor Recalls Hilarious Audition For Steven Spielberg

Ke Huy Quan remembers an awkward-but-humorous audition for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Quan got his start opposite Harrison Ford in the Spielberg-directed adventure film, the sequel to the smash hit Raiders of the Lost Ark. A standout child actor, Quan followed up his breakout role in Temple of Doom with memorable appearances… Read more »

10 Most Underrated Avengers Villains, According To Reddit

With the end of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe arriving after the November 11th release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, fans still find themselves somewhat confused as it moves into Phase 5. After all, while Kang has appeared in some form, he has had far too little influence to truly consider him a… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 17: “The Usual Suspects”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Amy Adams Reacts To Henry Cavill’s Superman Return

Amy Adams, who played Lois Lane in the DC Universe, shares her reaction to Henry Cavill’s Superman returning to the franchise. While Superman was the hero that kicked off the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU) in 2013, Cavill’s Man of Steel has been absent from the franchise since 2017’s Justice League. However, the actor… Read more »

DC’s New Watchmen Hero Inspires Hilarious Fanart Takedown

Even though DC is going ahead with its upcoming plans for Watchmen, the company is getting some criticism in the form of humorous fanart. Artist Dan Schkade has made some biting satire regarding the publisher’s plans to expand the story’s place in the DC Universe with outlandish, hypothetical scenarios. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

The Business of Screenwriting: Weather Vanes

“With all these smart folks around, why are there so many weather vanes?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Semifinalists

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on December 14th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive… Read more »

Wakanda Forever: Shuri’s 10 Best Quotes From The Comics

Wakanda’s tech expert, Shuri, is now firmly a member of the MCU’s elite thanks to her taking over the mantle of Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Soon after taking over, Shuri effectively deals with a new threat from Namor, the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Talokan. Go to Source Author: Philip Etemesi

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 16: “Being There”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

MultiVersus: Everything Included In Season 2

Season 2 of the Warner Bros-based fighting game MultiVersus is set to begin on November 15, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes, improvements, and playable content to the title. Arguably one of its most defining features is the broad roster of characters it includes, ranging from classic cartoons such as Tom and Jerry to… Read more »

Great Scene: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Facing cancer, Willoughby decides to take fate into his own hands. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 20 Best Directors of All Time

Who are the best directors of all time? That’s a harder question to answer than you might think. Is it those whose work came first and created the foundation of early cinema? Is it those who have advanced cinema most spectacularly? Or maybe it’s those whose work every filmmaker and screenwriter should know? Any such… Read more »

A Brief History of Screenwriting

Ready for a history lesson? Okay, history isn’t the most exciting topic in the entire world, but maybe the history… The post A Brief History of Screenwriting appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

God Of War Ragnarök Makes PlayStation All-Stars A Canon Crossover

A hilarious Easter egg in God of War Ragnarok confirms that the 2012 crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is actually canon to the mythical action series. Santa Monica Studios’ recently released sequel sees Kratos battle through the realms of Norse mythology once again with the help of his demigod son Atreus. Kratos was… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 15: “Casablanca”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Wonder Woman’s Nubia Is Officially Joining the Justice League

In honor of her 50th anniversary, Wonder Woman‘s iconic ally Nubia is joining the Justice League! Previously relegated to the role of Diana’s sister and sometime rival, Nubia has made her own legacy as the Amazon’s most powerful warrior as well as their new queen. A newly announced special issue unites her with Earth’s greatest… Read more »

Screenwriting 101: Laura Kosann

“I really draw inspiration from everywhere. Observation. Photography. All different mediums of art. Books. Articles. Music is really big… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Pro Screenwriting Assignments Guide: Contract Sample & Breakdown for Features

Too many screenwriters focus on selling their spec scripts. The real money and screenwriting careers can be found in screenwriting assignments.  That is what drives the screenwriting trade. That is what puts food on the table for the non-one-percenters. That is what encompasses a screenwriting career for most. With that in mind, we’re going to share… Read more »

The World Through Kevin Smith’s “View Askewniverse”

Like many filmmakers of his ilk, Kevin Smith has managed to not only take genre, in his case, stoner comedies,… The post The World Through Kevin Smith’s “View Askewniverse” appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

10 Batman Quotes That Redditors Love

Kevin Conroy sadly passed away this month. For many Batman fans, he is hailed and beloved as the voice of the Dark Knight in the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, ultimately paving the way for many future actors to take the cowl. Go to Source Author: Sean McDade

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 14: “Pulp Fiction”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Chucky Season 2 Has Highest Rotten Tomatoes Score Of Entire Franchise

Chucky season 2 has been granted the highest Rotten Tomatoes score of the entire Chucky franchise. The horror franchise began with the 1988 film Child’s Play, which introduced the killer doll Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif), who is possessed by the soul of Chicago-based serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Over the years, the film spawned… Read more »

Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Interview: Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the comeback of a lifetime in Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, the newest film based on Adult Swim’s iconic Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, the original show ran for 11 seasons, and also produced a previous movie: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for… Read more »

Liv Morgan Didn’t Botch Table Spot During 6-Pack Challenge On SmackDown

WWE fans flocked to social media on Friday night during SmackDown to accuse Liv Morgan of botching a tricky table spot. It’s now being reported that the swing and miss wasn’t the 28-year-old’s fault. Instead, there was apparently a lapse in communication during the hectic match, where six women were wrestling for the right to… Read more »

The Originals: Why Claire Holt’s Rebekah Left The Vampire Diaries Spinoff

On The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, Claire Holt reprises her role as Rebekah Mikaelson, but during season 1, Holt’s Rebekah surprised fans when she ended her run as a series regular — why did Holt leave the show? Brothers Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson make their debuts during season 2 of The Vampire Diaries, and… Read more »

Update: 2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 8 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé Fans Slam Paola’s Marilyn Monroe Makeover

Paola Mayfield of 90 Day Fiancé fame recently shared a very different look with fans, but many are saying her makeover is a miss. In 90 Day Fiancé season 1, viewers were introduced to Paola and her now-husband Russ Mayfield, and though their relationship could be rocky at times, the two stuck together. However, the… Read more »

John Wick 4 Trailer Explains 3 Major New Characters

After years of delays in development, Keanu Reeves is set to return in John Wick: Chapter 4, bringing big-action star and franchise first Donnie Yen along with him. Fans of the John Wick franchise got a taste of the coming battle between John Wick and Caine (Yen) when the teaser trailer was released, but the… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 12: “Toy Story”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Predator Introduces a Surprisingly Perfect Anti-Yautja Weapon

Despite being one of the deadliest alien creatures in the history of science fiction, the Predator actually has a pretty simple weakness, one that was made apparent after the franchise introduced the surprisingly simplistic yet absolutely perfect Yautja-killing weapon. Go to Source Author: Spencer Connolly

Interview (Video): Sarah Polley

The writer-director of Women Talking along with cast members discuss the powerful new film. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Best Carlos Pacheco Comic Books Ever

Legendary Spanish comic book artist Carlos Pacheco passed away yesterday, leaving behind an incredible legacy across Marvel and DC Comics. His kinetic and somewhat cartoony style proved a tonic to the hyper-extremism in the 1990s. MCU fans owe his work at Marvel, especially on Age of Ultron and Avengers Forever, a big debt as his… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 11: “Memento”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Batman Explains Why No-One Will Ever Replace Joker as His Nemesis

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Batman #129!Of all the enemies in Batman’s rogues’ gallery, why is it that the Joker seems to give the Dark Knight the most trouble? Batman finally explains what sets the Clown Prince of Crime apart from the other villains and gives him his disturbing staying power. Go to Source Author: Justin… Read more »

Thor & MCU Pressure Keeps Chris Hemsworth Up At Night

Chris Hemsworth admits that the pressure of being in the MCU and playing Thor has kept him up at night. Debuting as the God of Thunder in 2011 via Kenneth Branagh’s Thor film, Hemsworth is one of the six founding heroes of the comic book franchise. After the Infinity Saga, however, only he, Mark Ruffalo,… Read more »

Why Dubai Bling Fans Think The Cast Are Exaggerating Their Lifestyles

Dubai Bling viewers have enjoyed watching the 10 newest Netflix stars show off their large mansions and lavish lifestyles since it premiered October 27, but fans of the show, which is similar to Bling Empire, think the cast aren’t as wealthy as they appear. The series, which follows the personal and professional lives of socialities… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 10: “Network”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Red Hood & Spawn Combine in Hilarious Crossover ‘Pitch’ from DC Writer

The DC Universe has just gotten its most unbelievable fusion character that puts Red Hood and Spawn together. Writer Chip Zdarsky unveiled his jokey Spawbin pitch that highlights a strong connection between Jason Todd and Al Simmons. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

Page One: “The Girl on the Train” (2016)

Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 3,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on December 7th on our blog and on our Twitter and… Read more »

2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 3,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on December 7th on our blog and on our Twitter and… Read more »

The 10 Best Short Films Ever Made 

There are a number of great classic short films out there that have truly stood the test of time. These… The post The 10 Best Short Films Ever Made  appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

10 Best Batman Comics To Read On DC Universe Infinite

There is no shortage of Batman-related content year in and year out, and Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe is poised for further expansion with the report of various supervillain projects in the works. The character has enjoyed a long and storied history in the comic book source material, though, with more than… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 9: “The Matrix”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 9: “The Matrix”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Cyclops’ Son Just Unleashed His Very Own Wolverine Claws

Warning: contains spoilers for X-Men Red #8The time-traveling son of Jean Grey and Cyclops, the mutant hero known as Cable, just showcased an epic Wolverine-inspired power upgrade in the pages of X-Men Red #8, gaining some truly awesome techno-organic claws. Go to Source Author: Alex Schlesinger

Great Scene: “Blade Runner”

The dramatic final confrontation between Deckard and Batty. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

7 Martin Scorsese Movies That Actually Bombed At The Box Office

While Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are hard at work on the upcoming western, Killers of the Flower Moon, they have already signed onto another project together, as Scorsese will direct DiCaprio in AppleTV+’s The Wager. Just like Killers of the Flower Moon before it and The Irishman before that, as it’s exclusive to streaming,… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 8: “Dead Poets Society”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Even Darth Vader Knows He Should Dual-Wield Lightsabers

While the times Darth Vader used two lightsabers in the Star Wars galaxy were rare, his most intense Force vision reveals he probably should have dual-wielded from the start of his dark side path. In 2017’s canonical Darth Vader series, the Dark Lord channeled his power as he’d never done before (or since). As such,… Read more »

Screenwriting 101: Byron Hamel

“If I have a good idea, I try to write a brief summary of what that story would look like. We’re talking five paragraphs, maybe. If I can… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

101 Public Domain Story Prompts

Do you want to use the stories and characters available within the public domain but need help conjuring compelling stories and concepts? Sometimes reading simple story prompts is the easiest way to get those creative juices flowing. In the spirit of helping writers find the spark they need to come up with a story idea,… Read more »

HBO Shows That Transformed TV (and Us) Forever

HBO’s slogan may have been “It’s not TV,” but they have redefined the way people think about television for decades…. The post HBO Shows That Transformed TV (and Us) Forever appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

10 Time-Travelling Comic Book Villains Like Kang The Conqueror

At the end of Loki, Marvel fans were teased with the cinematic debut of the villainous Kang the Conqueror. Fans were intrigued by his role as the mysterious “One Who Remains,” and couldn’t wait to see more. They had to wait a pretty long time to see him again, though, and finally got to see… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 7: “Thelma & Louise”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

DC Proves Batman’s Happy Ending Is Actually Nightmare Fuel

Warning: SPOILERS for Flashpoint Beyond #6No matter how hard Batman tries, he will never get his family back, but when he actually does in the Flashpoint Universe, it’s pretty horrific. Go to Source Author: Frank Martin

Spider-Man’s 10 Worst Mistakes In Marvel Comics

Spider-Man just started on what will be his most devastating adventure in October 2022. The series is “The End of the Spider-Verse” and it will reportedly, as the title suggests, end the Spider-Verse as well as all the fun variant Spider-Men in the Marvel Universe. While the end of the line is not totally Spider-Man’s… Read more »

How To Transfer FaceTime Calls Between iPhone And Mac

A massive benefit to using Apple’s products and services ecosystem is the seamless integration of those services, like FaceTime, which users can use to transfer calls between iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and now Macs. FaceTime started as a built-in video calling service for iOS users but has since expanded for greater support. Through the work-from-home… Read more »

Interview (Video): Zach Cregger

An hour-long conversation with the writer-director of the surprise horror hit film Barbarian. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Punisher’s New Power Makes Him A Certified Superhuman

Warning: SPOILERS for Punisher #7The Punisher is one of the many Marvel characters without any superpowers, but he just obtained one of the more fantastic abilities – and uses it in a fight against his friend Daredevil. Frank Castle and Daredevil’s relationship is quite rocky, mostly because Daredevil is strongly opposed to Castle’s method of… Read more »

Page One: “The Artist” (2011)

Written by Michel Hazanavicius Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Andor & 9 Other Movies & Shows That Were a Dark Departure For Their Franchise

Andor shook the Star Wars formula by straying from the space opera adventures in favor of morally questionable freedom fighting. The cut-and-dry “Light and Dark” struggle common in most Star Wars stories is replaced by dark shades of grey, allowing for more complex stories to take hold in a universe that had been far too… Read more »

FCBD: Avengers/X-Men #1 Teases Return of The Uncanny Avengers

Now that Judgment Day has come to a gratifying and hopeful conclusion, Marvel is looking forward to their next major developments. This will apparently include the revival of the Uncanny Avengers, a classic “Unity Squad” typically consisting of several classic X-Men and Avengers heroes, in FCBD 2023: Avengers/X-Men #1. Go to Source Author: Alex Schlesinger

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 5: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Criston Cole’s New HOTD Nickname Will Make You Hate Him Even More

WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS for House of the Dragon season 1 and George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood!Criston Cole may already be House of the Dragon’s most widely-hated character, but his new nickname will make him even worse. Although House of the Dragon is notable for the majority of its characters having gray… Read more »

10 Best Teen TV Shows With Latinx Characters

Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month might have ended on October 15th, but that doesn’t mean audiences should stop celebrating Latinx and Hispanic shows — especially when there are so many that deserve to be watched. This is especially true in the teen TV space, where television shows are more inclusive and diverse than their adult… Read more »

Interview: Parker Finn

Conversations with the writer-director of the hit horror film Smile. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Apart: The Stylishly Silent Storytelling of ‘Drive’ Writer Hossein Amini

Hossein Amini fell in love with storytelling because, when his world turned upside down as a kid, creating his own worlds on the page gave him a sense of control. “My parents were going through a divorce, and I was Iranian while there was a revolution going on, so I had to leave my country… Read more »

Enola Holmes 2: The 10 Best Twitter Reactions To The Netflix Movie

Enola Holmes 2 debuted on Netflix on October 27, bringing another exciting game into the small screen. Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill are back for round two of the blossoming franchise, bringing more of Enola and Sherlock’s charming sibling dynamic and another delicious mystery. Go to Source Author: David Caballero

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 4: “Fargo”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Forget Red Dead Redemption 3, I Want Gun 2

As Rockstar moves to make the next Grand Theft Auto title, fans of Red Dead Redemption want to see another prequel when they should be clamoring for a sequel to Gun instead. Created by Neversoft and published by Activision, Gun was released shortly after Red Dead Revolver in 2005 and featured several veteran voice actors,… Read more »

TED Talk: J.J. Abrams

In 2007, J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Super 8) gave a TED Talk. I’m sure some of you have seen it. However, like many great presentations… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Peripheral Episode 4 Answers 5 Major Timeline Mysteries

The Peripheral is packed with mysteries, but episode 4 goes a long way toward solving the very biggest ones. Based on a novel by William Gibson and adapted by the showrunners of Westworld, few would have entered Amazon Prime Video TV series The Peripheral expecting a straightforward ride. Mercifully, audiences won’t be forced to wait… Read more »

Writing and the Creative Life: Boundaries of Space, Boundaries of Time

“What if in the face of our hectic lives, we claimed our creative time to be our own ‘sacred space’?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ticket To Paradise And 9 Other Romantic Comedies About Divorced Couples

Ticket to Paradise’s release on Oct. 21, 2022 earned generally favorable reviews. George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ feature film has made it a point to focus on their characters’ being divorced, which is an unusual but not unheard-of premise for a romantic comedy. Go to Source Author: Saim Cheeda

Tony Schiavone Shares Who Tony Khan’s Right-Hand Man In AEW Is

AEW isn’t a publically traded company like WWE is, so there’s a lot more speculation about how Tony Khan has things structured around him backstage. Whereas roles for those working alongside Triple H are pretty cut and dry, the same can’t be said for the co-founder and owner of All Elite Wrestling. Everything about the… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 3: “American Beauty”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Elements of a Great Family TV Series

The core elements of developing a TV series for the whole family are — in the eyes of network and streamer executives — a culmination of business decisions. They want to offer content for the entire family because that drives higher ratings and streaming subscribers. But what kinds of things go into making those decisions?… Read more »

10 Best Obscure Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Get ready for a list of the best movies you’ve never seen! Even in our multiverse age, not all great… The post 10 Best Obscure Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

Five Nights At Freddy’s: 10 Scariest Characters In The Franchise

Horror juggernaut Blumhouse has recently announced progress on the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s movie (via IGN). This film has been in development purgatory for a while, but they announced they are currently designing the animatronics of the film and filming should begin early next year. The movie should bring to life the scariest characters… Read more »

Sex Education Season 4 Star Addresses Netflix Show’s Major Changes

Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood opened up about the changes coming in season 4 and why she thinks they’ll work for the storyline. Wood has starred in Sex Education since 2019 alongside Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, and Mimi Keene. The series follows Otis Milburn (Butterfield), a socially awkward… Read more »

Spec Script Formatting Primers

An amazing resource for TV writers provided by the Writers Guild Foundation. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft Animation Competition Finalists

We’re excited to announce the Finalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Animation Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,400 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! We’re excited to share these projects with our incredible jury that includes: Justin Littman (Manager, Gotham Group), Sam… Read more »

Quentin Tarantino’s List Of Perfect Movies, Ranked By IMDb

Quentin Tarantino recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new book of film criticism, Cinema Speculation. Kimmel brought up a passage from the book in which Tarantino describes The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as one of Hollywood’s only “perfect” movies. When Kimmel asked which other movies would qualify as perfect, Tarantino said, “Well,… Read more »

90 Day Fiancé: Deavan Shares Update About New Baby With Topher

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Deavan Clegg, who just welcomed a new baby with boyfriend Topher Park, shared happy news about her third child with Instagram fans. Deavan, a 25-year-old from Utah became a household name after first appearing in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 1. The 2019 show introduced Deavan and her… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 2: “Witness”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Star Trek: Every Member of Sisko’s New Crew (& Their Original Generation)

Warning: contains spoilers for Star Trek #1!In IDW Publishing’s new Star Trek comic, Captain Benjamin Sisko returns with a new mission: to stop the wholesale slaughter of the universe’s god-like beings, but he’s not alone. While Sisko currently has amazing cosmic powers, they’re fading fast, and the Prophets have advised him to use his former… Read more »

Harry Potter: 10 Plotlines That Never Had Closure, According To Reddit

The best part of Harry Potter spin-offs like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the upcoming video game Hogwarts Legacy is that they provide the opportunity to close up loose ends left behind by the original series. These might be tidbits about the wizarding world or further exploration of characters like Albus Dumbledore…. Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 1: “The Sixth Sense”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Justice Society’s New Golden Age Changes DC Lore Forever in New Trailer

The Golden Age of DC is returning, and everything fans know about the Justice Society may be changing forever. A new trailer features Geoff Johns teasing what’s to come for the next exciting era of the DC Universe’s iconic superhero team. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

How They Write A Script: Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers was for many years part of the Meyers & Shyer writing team that produced numerous hit movies including Private Benjamin… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 of the Best Horror Movies of 2022

Spooky-tide is upon us, and nothing makes me feel more alive than the annual heyday of the undead. Below, I’ve listed (in no particular order) some of the best horror movies 2022 had to offer. Some, I’ve seen. Some, I haven’t. All of them, for better or worse, Diddy Bop atop my Interest Button —… Read more »

The Best Horror Movie Scripts of All Time

You can’t go wrong reading horror movie scripts during this time of year. Actually, any time is a good time… The post The Best Horror Movie Scripts of All Time appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

How To Begin A Charging Session For Your Mercedes EV

While Mercedes-Benz is one of the many automakers offering electric vehicles in the market today, how can buyers charge their Mercedes on the go? The company has increased its electrification efforts and is gradually building a portfolio of luxury electric cars. Currently, there’s the EQS sedan and SUV, the EQB SUV, the recently announced EQE,… Read more »

The Low-Down on High Concept

A high concept screenplay must have a clean, simple, and basic idea. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Jedi Who Survived Order 66 Concealed The Lightsabers In A Cool Way

Jedi who survived Order 66 in the Star Wars prequel trilogy found creative ways to hide their lightsabers. Palpatine envisioned the Clone Wars as the ultimate Jedi trap, for the Jedi lost just by participating. Order 66 was the coup de grace, with the vast majority of Jedi slaughtered by the clone troopers they had… Read more »

10 Best Movies Like Blade Of The 47 Ronin

An unlikely sequel to the Keanu Reeves-starrer 47 Ronin, Netflix’s Blade of the 47 Ronin takes place three centuries after the events of its predecessor. With rival samurai clans battling it out with each other, it is up to a legendary samurai warrior’s descendant to bring balance. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

New Joker Tease Makes The Batman 2 Villain More Exciting

Since the credits first rolled for The Batman, audiences wondered what the sequel would bring; however, a new Joker tease makes The Batman 2 villain even more exciting. In Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) faced off against the villainous Riddler (Paul Dano). However, despite its already packed cast that included Catwoman (Zoë… Read more »

Interview (Video): Isaac Asimov

Several interviews throughout the years with the author of over 500 books. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Marvel’s Judgment Day is Exactly What the X-Men Needed for Krakoa to Survive

Warning: Major spoilers for Judgment Day #6 aheadThe X-Men legacy hero Wolverine has been vocal about his distrust of the Krakoan Utopia since the mutant nation was founded in 2019, and the recent X-Force #33 confirms that Logan firmly believes the events of Judgment Day were necessary for Krakoa’s survival and future. Go to Source… Read more »

Advice from a Professional Script Reader

“An experienced pro reader always knows a ‘bad’ script within the first 10 pages, usually within the first 3, and often on the first page.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

1 Huge Daemon Twist Sets Up His Worst Crime (You’ll Hate Him Even More)

WARNING! This article contains major SPOILERS for House of the Dragon’s season 1 finale and George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood! Go to Source Author: Jordan Williams

Star Wars: 10 Clone Wars Characters That Deserve The Tales Of The Jedi Treatment

With the release of Tales of the Jedi, Star Wars fans got to see fan-favorite characters Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano in a new light, revealing backstory to both characters that many may not have known before. Go to Source Author: Matthew Demchak

Interview (Video): Derek Kolstad

From Season 12 of the PBS series “On Story.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

GTA 4: The Right Choice Between Dwayne & Playboy X

One questline in Grand Theft Auto 4 will end with the protagonist having to kill either Dwayne Forge or Playboy X, and one option is better than the other. Both sides offer rewards, so the player may be conflicted at first over which would be better for them. However, the advantages of one outweigh the… Read more »

Pokémon GO: Halloween Cup 2022 Guide (Times, Teams, & Rewards)

Pokémon GO’s twelfth Season of the GO Battle League is hosting its third annual Halloween Cup. With two formats in the 1500 Combat Power and 2500 Combat Power (CP) range, the event began on October 20th, 2022, and will end on November 3rd, 2022, local time. Simultaneously with Pokémon GO’s Great Battle League (GBL) format… Read more »

90 Day Fiancé Cast Members’ Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ranked

Many 90 Day Fiancé stars usually dress up as interesting spooky characters on Halloween, but sometimes fans mock their ideas for being inappropriately bad. Over the last few years, there have been several times when TLC couples have had some quirky Halloween outfit makeovers. In 2021, 90 Day Fiancé season 8 stars Yara Zaya and… Read more »

“Why is it three act structure? The cycle of life.”

Story structure and the… stock market? Read on. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Modern Warfare 2’s Physical Disc Contains Almost None Of The Actual Game

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will have a file size around 150GB, the game’s physical disc will contain only a negligible fraction of that data. Infinity Ward’s upcoming first-person shooter will be a direct follow-up to the 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare, with players fighting around the world alongside the iconic Task Force… Read more »

David’s Weight Loss In Latest IG Pic Impresses 90 Day Fiancé Fans

David Toborowsky has stunned 90 Day Fiancé fans by showing his weight loss progress in colorful new pajamas. The 56-year-old reality star has always had support from fans, and he got conscious about his weight two years ago during his trip to Thailand with his wife, Annie Suwan. David decided to become a healthier version… Read more »

Find Your Writer’s Voice

I hear this a lot in conversations with writers, but mostly with managers, agents, and producers. They’re looking for writers who cover a… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Best Games Like Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Asymmetrical multiplayer games have become a new go-to for many wanting a multiplayer experience they can jump into and immediately have a good time with, and the success of adapting intellectual properties within it – like the upcoming Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – shows that it’s a formidable and exciting genre…. Read more »

Star Wars’ New Post-TROS Movie Is Exactly How To Continue The Sequels

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How They Write A Script: Charlie Kaufman

“When I started screenwriting, I never really knew what I was doing, but I instinctively understood how to do it.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition Winners

We are thrilled to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 800 submissions. Congratulations to all of our winners! Grand Prize Winner A FIRE INSIDE by Richard Martin – As a mysterious wave of spontaneous human combustion spreads across the world, a grieving… Read more »

150 Non-Writing Things to Do When Writer’s Block Strikes

If you’re a writer, you’ve experienced some form of writer’s block. We’ve all been there. Staring at a blank page…. The post 150 Non-Writing Things to Do When Writer’s Block Strikes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

DCEU & Arrowverse Supermen Team-Up In Epic Multiverse Fan Poster

The Arrowverse and the DCEU’s respective versions of Superman team up in an epic Multiverse fan poster. One of the DC Comics heroes that has been portrayed the most in live-action is Superman, having appeared in numerous TV shows and movies over the years. When it comes to the big screen, Henry Cavill is currently… Read more »

Update: 2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 7 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Love Is Blind Should Replace Hosts Nick & Vanessa Lachey (& With Whom)

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the only hosts Love Is Blind has known, but there are several reasons why Netflix may want hire someone else to helm seasons 4 and 5. Nick and Vanessa, who were both established entertainers before they married in 2011, have hosted several reality shows between them, including The Sing-Off, America’s… Read more »

Wait, Is Adonis Retired In Creed 3!? That Would Be Huge For The Sequel

The first trailer for Creed III heavily implies Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is retired, and that surprising reveal raises the stakes for the much-anticipated sequel to Creed II in several key ways. According to Michael B. Jordan, his directorial debut will feature Donnie and Bianca (Tessa Thompson) as “young adults dealing with professional… Read more »

SYS 455 – Shooting a Black and White Movie With Josh Stifter Daniel Degnan (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 455 – Shooting a Black and White Movie With Josh Stifter Daniel Degnan. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Underrated Halloween Characters That Deserve More Attention

As the film Halloween Ends demonstrates, certain characters, like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, loom large in pop culture imagination. Indeed, so prominent that they have entire franchises built around them and their identities. Go to Source Author: Thomas West

The Importance of Subplots

An in-depth exploration of the value of these mini-stories. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

3 Low-Budget Horror Movies to Inspire Your Scary Screenplay

Horror movies continue to be an extremely successful film genre. Whether they’re campy, terrifying, or full of jump scares, audiences love to be stimulated. Fear — and the anticipation of fear — is a great way to incite a psychological reaction. As a result, horror movies can be a great way to get your screenplay off… Read more »

10 Worst Gaming System Accessories Of All Time

One of the more fun things about gaming outside the act of gaming itself has always been the neat ways to spruce up the experience by getting extra add-ons that can be either cosmetic or tangible, aiding with an experience of a game or how hardware is utilized, such as the newly announced Resident Evil… Read more »

Think Concepts

The foundation of a good script is a strong story concept. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Blumhouse Movies: Horrific Spins on Classic Storytelling Tropes

Try as we might, we can’t seem to escape the usual trappings of storytelling: time loops, meeting the parents, or… The post Blumhouse Movies: Horrific Spins on Classic Storytelling Tropes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania — 10 Burning Questions After The Trailer

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania released its first trailer on Oct. 24, 2022, showcasing the action and storyline for the first entry in Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the trailer also raises a lot of questions about what is going to happen to its beloved MCU characters. It also left some questions… Read more »

Real Housewives: How Much Are The 10 Highest-Earning Housewives Paid?

Part of being a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives franchise is showing off one’s vast wealth. The homes they live in, the islands they vacation on, the cars they drive, and the famous people they know — it’s a large reason why viewers tune in week after week. The Housewives’ lives are so… Read more »

Is My Screenplay Big Enough to Be a Movie?

This is a fundamental question screenwriters must ask themselves at all stages of a screenplay’s development and writing. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Wordle 492: October 24, 2022 Hints & Answer

October 24th has a brand new Wordle word for players to solve and today’s answer doesn’t have any sneaky tricks up its sleeve. These straightforward answers are always a nice pallet cleanser after a tougher day’s puzzle. The multiple uses of a single letter yesterday sent some people up the wall trying to solve it… Read more »

10 Best Games Like No More Heroes III

Hacking and slashing its way back into gamers’ hearts, the No More Heroes franchise returns with another exciting and colorful installment. While No More Heroes III delivers all the over-the-top action that fans have come to expect, it follows in a long line of amazing games that players will also enjoy. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

The Walking Dead Star Explains Negan And Jerry’s Casual Interaction

The Walking Dead star Cooper Andrews explains the casual interaction between his character, Jerry, and former antagonist Negan during season 11, episode 17. Andrews has portrayed Jerry since The Walking Dead season 7, acting as the laid-back right hand of the Kingdom’s King Ezekiel. He fought bravely against Negan’s group, the Saviors, during season 8,… Read more »

All Genshin Impact 3.2 Livestream Codes & Rewards

The Genshin Impact 3.2 livestream has revealed new codes that can be redeemed for multiple rewards in-game. As the livestream is still ongoing, this post will be updated with more codes soon. As with previous livestreams, these new codes are only valid for an extremely limited time and will expire within 24 hours of going… Read more »

The Black Phone Director Shares 5 Horror Movie Recommendations for Halloween

The Black Phone director Scott Derrickson has shared five horror picks he recommends people check out in the lead-up to Halloween. Derrickson, who helmed the blockbuster films The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008 and Doctor Strange in 2016, has a long history in the horror genre, going all the way back to his… Read more »

Hollywood’s New Four-Quadrant Movie Model

You need to know: The old Four-Quadrant Model has changed. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Werewolf by Night Perfectly Reinvents Wolverine’s First Ever Villain

Spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic #19!When it comes to Marvel’s deadliest villains, few are as vicious as the Werewolf by Night‘s new sparring partner, the Wendigo – a beast so dangerous, it’s frequently given Wolverine trouble. The newest version of the iconic horror hero Werewolf by Night, Jake Gomez just took on Logan’s… Read more »

Great Scene: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

A contentious exchange between Riggan and his daughter Sam turns into an acerbic truth-telling moment. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

School For Good And Evil: 10 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Sophie And Agatha’s Friendship

The long-awaited film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil series aired on Netflix on October 19, 2022, and it was at the top of the streaming service’s movie rankings by the next day. At its heart, the book series and its film adaptation ask where the lines are between good and… Read more »

Reflections of 2022 Black List Feature Writer’s Lab Participants

Writers who participated in this year’s Black List Feature Writer’s Lab reflect on their experience. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

It’s A Shame Nightmare On Elm Street’s Worst Sequel Has The Best Villains

While Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare is one of the weakest entries into the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, the sequel did feature one of the most inspired villains in the series. 1984’s original Nightmare On Elm Street was a masterpiece of slasher cinema thanks to its simple story of a supernatural child murderer who… Read more »

Black Adam: 10 Best Comic Book Movies About Villains

The release of Black Adam has not only changed the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe, but also the world of comic book movies as a whole, bringing a film about a comic book villain rather than a hero to the spotlight. While it’s certainly not the norm, this happens far more often in… Read more »

How To Read A Screenplay (Part 4): Subplots, Relationships and Character Functions

There are multiple layers to any story. The more you dig, the deeper your understanding. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Smash Bros. Creator Shares Never Before Seen Smash 64 Prototype Video

The creator of Super Smash Bros. has revealed a never-before-seen prototype of the first game in the series before it even contained Nintendo characters. Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai stopped posting screenshots on Twitter and ended his long-running column in Famitsu magazine in 2022, but he replaced them with a YouTube series that is similar… Read more »

The Conners Season 5 Is Set To Repeat A Great Cameo Trick

The Conners season 5 latest casting announcement suggests that the sitcom is set up to repeat one of season 4’s most welcome surprises. The Conners might be a sitcom about a working-class family, but that has not stopped the show from occasionally featuring some starry cameos. Like Roseanne, The Conners focuses on the brutal realities… Read more »

SYS 454 – Is Film School Worth The Money? With Julian Higgins and Shaye Ogbonna (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 454 – Is Film School Worth The Money? With Julian Higgins and Shaye Ogbonna . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on November 16th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages!… Read more »

25 of the Highest-Rated Anime Shows and Movies on Rotten Tomatoes

People are drawn to animated stories. (Pun intended.) This is especially true for anime. The world of anime is full… The post 25 of the Highest-Rated Anime Shows and Movies on Rotten Tomatoes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Luckiest Girl Alive: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast Before

Based on the novel by Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive recently dropped on Netflix bringing back Mila Kunis in fine form as she plays a writer whose life seems to be perfect on the surface but whose traumatic past catches upon her in unprecedented ways. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

DC Artist Reveals Why Batman’s Movie Armor Could Never Work in Comics

Legendary artist Marc Silvestri has his own valid reasons for why Batman’s different movie armors could never work in comic books. Batman’s had a variety of different costumes and armors across both his film and print history as a character. But there’s one major reason, according to Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo writer/artist… Read more »

How To Read A Screenplay (Part 3): Plotline Points and Sequences

There are multiple layers to any story. The more you dig, the deeper your understanding. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Batman: Arkham Games You Must Play Before Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights may not be a continuation of the Batman: Arkham series, but it nevertheless lives in its shadow. The legacy of Rocksteady Studios’ games has set high expectations for all future Batman titles. This is especially true for Gotham Knights since its developer – WB Games Montréal – is responsible for one of the… Read more »

2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 6 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Video Games That Reward You For Being Evil

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was unfortunately indefinitely delayed, but that doesn’t make the memories of siding with the dark side any less memorable for veteran players. In the 2000s video games began implementing systems that affected a player’s playthrough just by the decisions they made rather than how they played…. Read more »

Wordle 486: October 18, 2022 Hints & Answer

The newest puzzle is available for the popular word-guessing game Wordle, and today’s answer is sure to leave some players scratching their heads. There are a number of ways that a daily Wordle could be more difficult, some use repeated letters that aren’t immediately recognizable or common Wordle word endings that could be a multitude… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: How is a screenplay different than a novel?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 3 Easiest Types of Films to Get Funding For

When we’re talking about finding funds for a film, there are three different routes to be taken. Packaging and selling a spec script or assignment to studios and production companies for production and distribution. An independent filmmaker looking for investors and financiers to finance their production. Films in post-production looking to sell their film to… Read more »

The Fang-tastic Complexity of Vampire Movies

We used to vehemently ignore the things that went bump in the night. Now, we can’t look away. From werebeasts… The post The Fang-tastic Complexity of Vampire Movies appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Triangle Of Sadness: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast Before

A lot of cinephiles (and even casual moviegoers) are looking forward to seeing Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness as it won the prestigious Palme d’Or in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A satirical look at pervasive social prejudices and gender dynamics, Triangle of Sadness documents what happens when a luxury cruise carrying filthy rich personalities,… Read more »

Reader Question: Should I write a big budget spec script or not?

Write what you’re passionate about, but there are some good reasons to balance that by putting on your producer’s hat. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Most Memorable Viral Horror Games, Ranked

Video games like the recent Rainbow Friends sometimes go viral for being disturbing, funny, or totally out of the norm. Thanks to Tik Tok, YouTube, and influencers, these titles sometimes get more attention than they ever expected and in the horror genre in particular can take on a life of their own, much like Slender… Read more »

Great Scene: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

“To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The State has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Razer Edge Is An Android Tablet With A Gaming Chip

The Razer Edge is the latest device from the popular gaming company, and while it calls it a gaming handheld, it is practically an Android tablet with a removable controller. A few years ago, Razer dabbled into the smartphone market with a few gaming smartphones following its acquisition of Nextbit, a tech startup. Its first… Read more »

The Originals: 10 Quotes That Prove Elijah & Hayley Were Soulmates

While Phoebe Tonkin is busy with her latest project – Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix, fans are still busy remembering the good times when the actress was on CW’s hit show The Originals. Hayley, unfortunately, did not get her happy ending on the show, but she did, however, share a deep bond with Elijah. Go… Read more »

“Raising the Stakes” video series

The entire three-year series of screenwriting videos from Black List screenwriter Jonathan Stokes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Fantastic Four’s New Weapon Is the Perfect Hulk-Killing Gun

While the Hulk and the Fantastic Four have a complicated relationship within Marvel Comics continuity–with Bruce Banner being good friends with Reed Richards and the Hulk being a fairly-regular opponent to the Thing–another wrench has been thrown into the works as Marvel’s First Family just introduced a weapon that could actually kill the Hulk should… Read more »

Quentin Tarantino: “When I read ‘Hard Times,’ I could see what a script could be.”

The filmmaker talks about the impact the script for the 1975 movie had on him. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Zombie Type In The Walking Dead Explained

The Walking Dead‘s zombies come in more types than you might think – here’s all three kinds encountered… so far. Zombies in The Walking Dead are consistently inconsistent. From the infection’s behavior to how much movement reanimated corpses are capable of, The Walking Dead has constantly bent (and sometimes totally rewritten) its own rules in… Read more »

Great Scene: “The Babadook”

A nighttime visit from The Babadook. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Game of Thrones Political Masterminds Who Would Have Dominated In House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon is set to conclude very soon, and it’s safe to say that the politics leading up to the infamous “Dance of Dragons” was hellishly complicated. This does leave audiences playfully wondering what would happen if Game of Thrones characters were dropped in that hot mess of drama. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Page One: “Spotlight” (2015)

Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Need For Speed: 10 Best & Fastest Cars

Electronic Arts excited fans with a new trailer for Need for Speed Unbound, which marks the 25th installment in the long-running popular video game series. As the video game is bound to show a new world of street racing, gamers will have to wait until December 2 to get their hands on it. Go to… Read more »

Upcoming Movies & TV Shows Starring The Cast Of Black Adam

It feels like it’s taken years, but it’s finally almost here; Black Adam is dropping in theaters on October 21. Dwayne Johnson plays the titular anti-hero alongside big names such as Viola Davis, Pierce Brosnan, and Noah Centineo. It is yet to be seen whether this film will live up to its years-long hype, but… Read more »

Mortal Kombat: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Scorpion & Sub-Zero’s Rivalry

Vampires versus Werewolves, Aliens versus Predator, Scorpion versus Sub-Zero. Indeed, the entertainment industry has given audiences many indelible rivalries over the decades. Mortal Kombat endeared itself to a generation of gamers with signature kombatants and violence, celebrating three decades of memories and fatalities in October. Arguably representing the faces of the MK franchise, Scorpion and… Read more »

Coral Island Early Access: Best Characters Available Right Now

The re-imagined tropical island farming simulator game, Coral Island, is now available in early access on Steam with a whole cast of characters standing ready to welcome players to their new island home. These dynamic NPCs will have players falling in love with them as much as the game itself. Although Coral Island is in… Read more »

Who Is Annatar? Sauron’s Fair Form Explained

Sauron’s Annatar form causes havoc in The Lord of the Rings mythology – here’s how the disguise came to be, what Sauron used it for, and why he stops shape-shifting in later years. One of the most famous fictional villains of all time he may be, but Sauron’s physical appearance has always remained somewhat ambiguous…. Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition Winners

ScreenCraft is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,900 submissions. We’re also pleased to share that we expanded our Grand Prize to recognize 3 winners. A huge congratulations to all of our winners! Grand Prize Winners Selected by Diana Ossana Big Sisters by… Read more »

The Hunger Games: 10 Book Characters Who Are Better Than Their Movie Counterparts

Fans of the Hunger Games franchise are just over a year away from the expected November 2023 release date for the prequel movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The film, based on the book by author Suzanne Collins, will follow President Coriolanus Snow through his teen years, including the start of the Hunger Games…. Read more »

10 Screenwriting Lessons from Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón films have made impacts in several different genres — and this writer-director is never shy about sharing his… The post 10 Screenwriting Lessons from Alfonso Cuarón appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

90 Day Fiancé Fans Suspect Producers Are Behind Andrei’s Deportation Scare

On 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Andrei Castravet is concerned about being deported after getting called in for an interview with immigration officials, but 90 Day Fiancé viewers suspect the situation is just more TLC fraud. Andrei’s Green Card renewal is the Moldovan man’s top priority, so he was stunned when his lawyer revealed… Read more »

Video: How Professional Screenwriters Outline

A compilation of outlining approaches featuring screenwriters and filmmakers including Vince Gilligan, Quentin Tarantino, Alex Garland… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Cancelled Kingdom Hearts TV Show Pilot Animatic Released For First Time

An animatic for a planned Kingdom Hearts series is released on YouTube by animator Seth Kearsley, who worked on the series before it was canceled by Disney. The oft-forgotten adaptation attempt was held under wraps for years until Kearsley broke his silence on the Kingdom Hearts series, announcing he would release the fully finished pilot… Read more »

10 Roguelike Games That Are Redditors Go-To

With titles like Cult of the Lamb and Vampire Survivors exploding onto the scene this year, the roguelike/roguelite genre only continues to expand in terms of popularity as well as variety. From strategy-based roguelikes like FTL: Faster Than Light to all-action ones like Hades, there’s so much choice for fans of the genre. Go to… Read more »

5 Keys to the Screenwriting Craft

Think Concepts. Watch Movies. Read Scripts. Write Pages. Live Life. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS 453 – Australian Film Grants and Making Supernatural Horror With David Willing (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 453 – Australian Film Grants and Making Supernatural Horror With David Willing . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Original Nightmare On Elm Street Star Wants Halloween-Style Sequel

As the Jamie Lee Curtis-led franchise nears its epic conclusion, original A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp says she wants a Halloween-style legacy sequel. Langenkamp led the cast of Wes Craven’s iconic 1984 horror film as Nancy Thompson, a high schooler who finds herself tormented by the spirit of child murderer Freddy Krueger… Read more »

Write a Worthy Nemesis

Workshop your story’s antagonist character in my 1-week online course. Begins Monday, October 24th. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Big Bang Theory Finale BTS Image Captures Emotional Cast Moment

A new behind-the-scenes image from The Big Bang Theory finale shows the cast in an emotional huddle. Three years after the CBS sitcom wrapped up, its legacy lives on through its prequel spin-off Young Sheldon. Even without it, however, its popularity endures thanks to its TV reruns, not to mention its availability on streaming services…. Read more »

The 10 Best Lovecraftian Horror Video Games, Ranked

PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst recently told Reuters that, while game development remains its focus, its recent investment in FromSoftware means exploring other media is “not unthinkable.” While Sony hasn’t had the most reputable films in the past, a strong TV series could be just what it needs, and Bloodborne would be an ideal game… Read more »

Reader Question: What’s the best way to approach pitching?

There’s not one way to pitch, but this way works. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest 2022: Winner/Finalists Announcement

We’re happy to announce the winners and finalists from this year’s contest. A big thank you to all the screenwriters who entered. We are planning on running the contest again next year, so if you’re working on a low budget screenplay, hopefully you’ll consider entering it. But today we are announcing the winners and finalists… Read more »

10 Tips on Storytelling From Oscar-Winner Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who digs deep into the human psyche to tell cinematic stories with unlikely heroes that exist on the fringes of society. They all battle monsters ­– both real and imagined – and express a shared humanity. Having grown up in Mexico in a deeply Catholic family, horror stories… Read more »

The Gothic Charm of Tim Burton Characters

Be it in an imaginary world or the world we call our own, Tim Burton movies are known for taking… The post The Gothic Charm of Tim Burton Characters appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Smile: 10 Scariest Faces In Horror Movies, According To Reddit

A new face of horror has burst onto the scene with the recent release of Smile from Paramount Pictures. An everyday expression of joy and excitement has become a chilling image that has moviegoers scared out of their minds, joining the ever-growing pantheon of iconic horror movie imagery that will keep on scaring for decades… Read more »

What are you afraid of?

The single greatest inhibitor to creativity is fear. Do you recognize any of these voices? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Video Game Protagonists Who Successfully Got Their Revenge, According To Reddit

Revenge is a popular theme in video games, as seen in The Last of Us Part 2 where Ellie seeks those who murdered Joel and Sifu, where a martial arts student tries to avenge their father’s death. In video games, it’s easy to root for the main characters who are driven by revenge as players… Read more »

Video: 5 Screenwriting Questions with Adam McKay

The writer-director of The Big Short, Vice, and Don’t Look Up talks about how he beats procrastination, balancing comedy and drama, and… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Things That Make No Sense About The Halloweentown Franchise

In 1998, Disney Channel aired Halloweentown, which would eventually become a cult classic and ongoing franchise. Three follow-up films came afterward, and for years since, audiences have been captivated by witches, warlocks, trolls, and the knowledge that “Being normal is vastly overrated.” The first movie introduced the core characters and Halloweentown’s magical world while also… Read more »

Marvel’s New All-Black X-Men Team To Be Led by Bishop

Marvel Comics is currently prepping to create a brand-new run on X-Men, starring Lucas Bishop as the front-runner for an all-new (and first ever), all-Black version of the popular superhero team! Go to Source Author: Joe Anthony Myrick

Video: “Magic Flight”

Another in the excellent screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Did Teddi Wright Leave Bachelor In Paradise? Here’s Some Theories

Bachelor In Paradise fans were caught off guard when Teddi Wright made the quick decision to self-eliminate after the first rose ceremony, and they have come up with several theories as to the real reason she decided to leave. Teddi joined the cast of Bachelor In Paradise season 8 after her previous heartbreak from Clayton… Read more »

SYS 452 – The Multi-Camera Technique With Michael Baumgarten (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 452 – The Multi-Camera Technique With Michael Baumgarten. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Best Indie Games On PS5 (So Far), Ranked

The likes of God of War: Ragnarök will undoubtedly enjoy the majority of the mainstream spotlight when it comes to gaming on PlayStation 5, but the new-gen console is also home to plenty of indie titles. Even without the massive financial backing of triple-A gaming endeavors, many of these smaller-scale games have a team of… Read more »

Interview (Video): David Koepp

Frof m Season 12 of the PBS series “On Story.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

101 Family-Friendly Story Prompts

Do you want to write in the family genre but need help conjuring compelling family-friendly stories and concepts? Sometimes reading simple story prompts is the easiest way to get those creative juices flowing. We’ve put together 101 original story prompts that can help inspire your next family-friendly screenplay. Check them out below and then continue… Read more »

10 Great Movies To Get You In The Mood For Fall

Fans can finally rejoice at the release of the highly anticipated sequel Hocus Pocus 2. The movie will see the return of the beloved yet villainous Sanderson Sisters as they come back to wreak havoc on another Halloween night. Go to Source Author: Natalie Strafford

James Cameron Nailed Avatar 2’s Biggest Problem (& Why It’ll Succeed)

James Cameron’s absolutely correct about the biggest challenge facing Avatar: The Way Of Water, but the movie will successfully overcome it. In an interview with The New York Times, Cameron recognized the 12-year gap between Avatar and Avatar 2 as the sequel’s biggest obstacle. Avatar was groundbreaking when it was released in 2009, demonstrating the… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Fight Fast”

Legendary Pictures acquires drama action spec script “Fight Fast” written by Chris Sparling. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Funniest Halloween Costumes From TV Sitcom Characters

Mike Flanagan’s new horror TV show, The Midnight Club, starts streaming on Netflix on October 7, and fans can’t be more excited to see a whole new story from this producer. Flanagan’s TV shows have become a Halloween staple, with amazing series like The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, and this will become… Read more »

Tarantino, Sorkin, and Dialogue as Purpose

Analysis of long dialogue-centric scenes in The Social Network and Pulp Fiction reveals that underneath the entertaining conversations… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

100 Films Martin Scorsese Absolutely Loves

One of the names that have been iconic in the film world for so long is that of Martin Scorsese… The post 100 Films Martin Scorsese Absolutely Loves appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Dragon Age Inquisition: 10 Tips For Beginners

The Dragon Age franchise is busy developing its highly-anticipated fourth entry, subtitled Dreadwolf. Although there’s no release date for the project yet, the BioWare team keeps providing updates about the game’s development, keeping fans hopeful that Dreadwolf might arrive sometime next year. Go to Source Author: David Caballero

So-Called Screenwriting Rule: Do not use ‘we see / we hear’

The narrative form we call a screenplay is an organic entity, changing radically over the years. As we have discussed, during the era of… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Friday the 13th’s Reboot Should Copy A Forgotten 80s Horror

The Friday the 13th franchise could do with a sharper satirical reboot, and luckily the best plot for this potential revival to follow has already been outlined by an obscure 80s horror sequel. The Friday the 13th movies have been trapped in a battle over who owns the rights to the character of Jason Voorhees,… Read more »

Don’t stand in water where you should be fishing

I use fishing as a metaphor for one’s approach to screenwriting. Seriously. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Hiam Abbass & Goran Visnjic Interview: Hellraiser

Hulu revives another storied franchise on October 7, when the Hellraiser remake hits the streaming platform. After the accolades Prey received for reinventing the Predator wheel, audiences are looking forward to seeing what new life the upcoming horror film breathes into Clive Barker’s iconic novella, The Hellbound Heart. After writing and directing the first film… Read more »

2023 Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

I will be back again moderating panels and giving a special presentation. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

House Of The Dragon: 10 Things Fans Always Misunderstand About Rhaenyra Targaryen

The star of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen is quickly becoming a household name. As the first acknowledged female heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros, she has drawn considerable controversy within the Six Kingdoms, but fans have also been debating certain aspects of the character. Go to Source Author: Lukas Shayo

Video: 20 Screenwriting Tips from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Advice from the creator of Fleabag and Killing Eve. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

9 Things Redditors Want To See In Amazon’s Blade Runner Series

Blade Runner is one of the most iconic cult classics ever made, Blade Runner 2049 is one of the most accomplished legacy sequels ever, and now the franchise will return with the Amazon Prime Video series Blade Runner 2099. Fans understandably have their reservations, as certain stigmas come with a TV series continuation of a… Read more »

The Protagonist’s Journey Word Cloud Logline Challenge

Write a logline based on the descriptions of movies and television series featured in The Protagonist’s Journey … and win a free… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Complete The ‘I Fought The Law’ Quest in Cyberpunk 2077

“I Fought the Law” is a Side Job quest in Cyberpunk 2077 that involves V helping Elizabeth Peralez investigate the mysterious death of Lucius Rhyne, Night City’s late mayor. This quest becomes available after V’s Streed Cred reaches Level 9 and the Main Job, “Life During Wartime,” has been completed. Once these two prerequisites have… Read more »

How to Rewrite a Script: A Hands-On Master Checklist

How to rewrite a script: a hands-on master checklist.  You’ve probably heard advice on how to rewrite a screenplay that goes something like this: • “Leave room for discovery as you go along” • “Make a list of what needs fixing, and fix it” • “Don’t pull any punches with your rewrite. Kill your darlings!”… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: The 10 Most Popular Valyrian Words & Phrases

Valyrian was the language of Old Valyria. Although the Freehold is long gone by the start of both House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones, it’s still prominent, particularly among the Targaryen’s. Daemon and Rhaenyra speak in High Valyrian between them, and Daenerys uses it during her time in Essos. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

The Timeless Child Could’ve Been Great – With The Master, Not The Doctor

The Doctor was revealed to be the mysterious Timeless Child in Doctor Who season 12, but the Master would have been a better candidate for this role. The Timeless Child was first mentioned in season 11, episode 2, “The Ghost Monument,” while the Doctor was subjected to the Remnants’ psychic probe, with them stating that… Read more »

Great Scene: “The Godfather”

The dramatic denouement from the classic 1972 movie The Godfather, screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, novel by Mario Puzo. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Curse of Shiny Object Syndrome

“It’s not quite ADD/ADHD. It’s more that a new idea captures your imagination and attention in such a way that you get distracted from the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script To Screen: “Fight Club”

The ending to the 1999 movie Fight Club, screenplay by Jim Uhls, novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Genshin Impact 3.1: Should You Pull For Cyno or Venti

Genshin Impact‘s Version 3.1 update introduces two new 5-star characters, Cyno a scholar from the Sumeru Akademiya, and Nilou, a performer of the Zubayr Theater. Hoyoverse officially confirmed that Cyno will be released during the first half of the 3.1 updates along with the Anemo Archon Venti. The Banners will also feature other characters like… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 30

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How “Everything Everywhere All At Once” Gets the ‘Multiverse Movie’ Right

By now, it doesn’t matter what your profession is — physicist, photographer, professional ping pong player — everyone knows about the multiverse. A long, long time ago, this concept was really only talked about by the greatest minds in the fields of science and philosophy. Nowadays the idea of the multiverse permeates pop culture, namely… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: 10 Biggest Misconceptions About The Valyrian Freehold

Although long gone by the time House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones‘ stories begin, the Valyrian Freehold’s shadow looms large over Essos and Westeros. The mighty empire was the most advanced and powerful civilization ever in the world of ice and fire, ruled by Dragonlords and overflowing with magic. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

She-Hulk: Mr. Immortal & 9 Other Marvel Characters Who Can’t Die, Ranked By Power

The MCU’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has the best variety of supporting characters and the sixth episode introduced one of the most interesting ones yet. In his live-action debut, Mr. Immortal sought legal representation after being sued by several women for faking his death in order to get out of marriages. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 29

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

MCU: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Peter Parker And Ned Leed’s Friendship

The Spider-Man franchise has introduced audiences to some of Peter Parker’s greatest allies, and one of his biggest supporters is Ned Leeds. Peter and Ned become best buddies throughout their time at high school, with the pair sharing many common interests. With the recent release of Spider-Man: No Way Home: More Fun Stuff, fans have… Read more »

The Business of Screenwriting: They don’t think like you

Hollywood studio executives can have a different way of seeing the world. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Movies That Famously Use the 4th Wall Break

A good 4th wall break can not only add a lot of fun to a story but it can also… The post 10 Movies That Famously Use the 4th Wall Break appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kole Lyndon Lee

Razer Creates Another Steam Deck Competitor With Verizon

Verizon and Razer have teamed up to create a brand-new handheld Steam Deck console competitor called the Razer Edge 5G. Valve’s innovative portable system, which launched back in February, combines the power of a PC with the portability of a handheld console like the Nintendo Switch. Other consoles released over the past few months offer… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 28

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 27

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How They Write A Script: Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson has written novels and short stories, as well as screenplays for both film and television. Notably he is among the few… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 26

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sorry Bucky, But Captain America 4 Will Be Better Without You

Leaving Bucky Barnes out of Captain America: New World Order could be the best choice for the upcoming film. Revealed to be in production after the positive reception to Sam Wilson’s Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the fourth Captain America film will be the big-screen debut for Anthony Mackie as the… Read more »

Reader Question: How do I handle characters speaking in a foreign language?

Indicate the foreign language, but use English instead. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher Tease Netflix Comedy Movie In New Video

With just months remaining until its release, Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher have released a video teasing their Netflix comedy movie Your Place or Mine and confirming its release date. Directed by Aline Brosh McKenna, the movie follows long-distance best friends Debbie (Witherspoon) and Ken (Kutcher). When Debbie leaves town in pursuit of a lifelong… Read more »

Do you write “high concept” stories or not?

And just generally, what are your thoughts about “high concept” movies? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes

If you haven’t seen any Hayao Miyazaki movies before, then prepare to get the most wonderful movie marathon list of… The post The Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: V Renée

Star Trek Introduced Travelers Way, Way Before Picard

Last season of Star Trek: Picard finally introduced the mysterious Travelers, but one Star Trek comic from the early 1970s foreshadowed the group. The Travelers, who count Wesley Crusher among their numbers, come from all races and are gifted with the ability to travel through time and space. Before Picard’s season finale, the Travelers had… Read more »

Page One: “Sling Blade” (1996)

Written by Billy Bob Thornton, based on his play Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Marvels Director Shares Hilarious Reaction To One Endgame Scene

Over three years after it came to be, The Marvels director Nia DaCosta reveals a humorous reaction to a famous Avengers: Endgame scene. The Marvels is the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel and will serve as a team-up film between Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who developed powers in WandaVision, and Ms…. Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 24

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Movie Endings That Make People Cry Every Time, According To Reddit

Some movie endings can leave viewers feeling uplifted or exhilarated, but some leave audiences weeping no matter how many times they’ve seen them. Though they may not always be sad tears, a select few movies know exactly how to pull at the heartstrings and have viewers bawling during the credits. Go to Source Author: Dalton… Read more »

Great Scene: “Léon: The Professional”

Actually three scenes because they are all intimately linked. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

MCU: 10 TV Characters That Should Never Be Recast For The Latest Releases

The return of Black Bolt, Daredevil, and Kingpin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a clear indication that Marvel Studios is happy to revisit some previous TV shows that fans have come to love. Among the releases are the likes of Cloak & Dagger, The Runaways, The Defenders Saga, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, and Agent… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 23

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

1 Rick & Morty Opening Credits Theory Now Looks Way Less Likely

H. P. Lovecraft’s famous creation Cthulhu has been in the Rick and Morty opening credits for years, but the monster is now even less likely to show up in season 6. Three episodes in, Rick and Morty season 6 has already proven that the Adult Swim hit has a troubled relationship with its origins. Rick… Read more »

Reader Question: How to convey a character’s emotional state in scene description?

How much latitude does a screenwriter have to editorialize in scene description? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

House Of The Dragon: 10 Memes That Sum Up Daemon Targaryen’s Character

House of The Dragon is well on its way to becoming the biggest television show after its predecessor Game of Thrones, and Daemon Targaryen is a character who has captured everyone’s imagination. The King of the Narrow Sea has been hailed for his victory at the Stepstones, his roguish attitude in politics, and his love… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 22

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Character In The Rings Of Power Who Can Become A Ringwraith

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Rings of Power episode 4The Nazgûl are coming in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – here’s every character Sauron might corrupt into his dark service. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the Nazgûl – known to their friends as Ringwraiths – are an elite… Read more »

“Write what they’re buying or sell them your dream”

There are many writing paths. Here are two of them. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Which Naruto Character Are You, Based On Your Enneagram Type?

There are many ways to describe a person’s personality type. The Enneagram examines several parts of a person’s behavior, values, and thought processes to assign you one of nine personality types. These types are based on what concerns a person most in life and how they respond to or go about acquiring it. Go to… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 21

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 10 Best Indie RPG Video Games, According To Reddit

This has been a great year for RPG video games, with successful releases such as Annapurna Interactive’s Stray and FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. However, big game studios aren’t the only ones that have released excellent RPGs this year, as 2022 indie gems such as Hellslave and Citizen Sleeper also pleased the genre’s fans. Go to Source… Read more »

On Writing: The Difference Between Personal History and Backstory

As writers, we immerse ourselves in the lives of our characters. We get curious and ask questions about them and to them, searching for… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 20

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Notorious Marvel Bomb The New Mutants Is Finally Coming To Disney+

Notorious Marvel flop The New Mutants is finally making its way to Disney+. Director Josh Boone’s take on Marvel Comics’ New Mutants began production in 2017 with an eye toward a 2018 release. But thanks to various delays, the X-Men film wouldn’t get to movie screens until 2020. Go to Source Author: Dan Zinski

Dialogue-Writing Exercises

Over 100 prompts to develop your dialogue chops. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 16 Update Shared By Danny DeVito

Nearly a year after it was last on the airwaves, Danny DeVito has offered an It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 16 update. Following DeVito as Frank Reynolds, Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson as Frank’s twins Dennis and Dee, Charlie Day as janitor Charlie Kelly, and series creator Rob McElhenney as Mac, the sitcom has… Read more »

Screenplay as a Series of Event-Reactions

“A movie is — in a way — simply a continuous series of event-reactions / moment-responses.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

30 Days of Screenplays

Volume 1 and Volume 2. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Like A Dragon: Ishin’s Feudal Japan Has Modern Characters

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is one of the more eclectic games in the Like a Dragon series, thanks to it featuring feudal-era versions of various characters from the series. After its surprise announcement, the game will finally be leaving Japan for the first time. This samurai-flavored entry looks to bring a different kind of experience… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 18

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu Finally Pays off the Show’s Oldest Reference

Cthulhu is finally coming to the world of Rick and Morty, paying off the iconic monster’s longtime but unexplained appearance in the series’ opening credits, where Rick, Morty, and Summer flee a winged, octopus-headed being while clutching what appears to be its baby. Rick and Morty has long dabbled in the same kind of cosmic… Read more »

Great Scene: “Amélie”

The wordless ending of the lovely 2001 fantasy romance. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Supernatural: 10 Villains With Absurd Weaknesses

With Vampire Academy coming to Peacock and His Dark Materials set to release its final season in a few months, fans of the supernatural genre will be thrilled to know that they will have a lot more show to binge-watch in the next couple of weeks. However, there is one prequel that everyone has been… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 17

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Zero in on themes

Here’s a tip on how to zero in on themes. Just as you can generally surface a story’s central theme by following the Protagonist, you can… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Best Shows To Watch Like Netflix’s Heartbreak High

Netflix’s newest teen drama series, Heartbreak High, just dropped and it’s already creating quite the buzz on Twitter among fans. A reboot of the popular Australian series from the ’90s, the re-imagined version follows the students at Hartley High. When Amerie takes the fall alone for creating a scandal, she becomes a social outcast and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 16

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Classic Movies (1930s-1990s)

As selected and analyzed by Go Into The Story Readers. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

John Carter Star Reflects On Disney Movie Flop & Its Cult Following

Taylor Kitsch, star of John Carter, reflects on the film flopping at the box office and the life it has taken on since its release. John Carter was released in 2012, with WALL-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton at the helm. The film adapted the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story A Princess of Mars,… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 15

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Business of Screenwriting: The Value of Three Scripts

You write, you learn. And three scripts is a minimum for knowing the craft. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 14

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Iconic Will Ferrell Characters, Ranked By Likability

Will Ferrell is one of the most gifted comedic actors in the world, because he can play both a relatable everyman dryly reacting to the absurdity around him and the kind of absurd comic personality that surrounds the relatable everyman. As a result, his characters vary from universally likable to hilariously despicable. Go to Source… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month (2010–2022)

Nearly 400 story concepts pulled from news reports free for you to use. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 13

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Scene-Writing Exercises

Nearly 200 prompts to help you up your scene-writing chops. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 12

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild 2: 10 Best Action Adventure Games To Play Before The Game Releases

While it’s been a more agonizing wait than fans initially expected, it appears that the (still) untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should launch in the first half of 2023. However, in the meantime, there are some noteworthy action-adventure games worth playing while fans wait out this — hopeful —… Read more »

Spec Script Market Analysis (2008–2021)

Detailed analysis of fourteen years of spec script deals. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 11

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Poison Ivy Is A Far Greater Danger To The DC Universe Than Fans Realize

Spoilers for Poison Ivy #4 are ahead. Go to Source Author: Andy Davis

Video: “Heightening”

Another in the excellent screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Aladdin Actor Reacts To Star Wars’ Ezra Bridger Casting After Rumored Role

On the heels of Eman Esfandi landing the part, Aladdin star Mena Massoud reacts to the casting of Star Wars‘ Ezra Bridger for the upcoming show Ahsoka after he was rumored for the role for years. In 2020, Lucasfilm announced a spinoff series of The Mandalorian led by Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, who made her… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 10

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Halloween”

This is one of the iconic scenes in the history of horror movies: Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) versus Michael Myers (Tony Moran) in the Final… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Inside Out 2 Confirmed By Disney: Story Details Revealed

Disney and Pixar officially confirm Inside Out 2 while also teasing the first story details for the sequel. Go to Source Author: Grant Hermanns

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 9

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Back to School Movie: Films That Taught Us How to Grow Up

Quick! Name your favorite back to school movie. Chances are you, you have a big ol’ list right at the… The post The Back to School Movie: Films That Taught Us How to Grow Up appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Rick & Morty Season 6 Proves The Main Story Isn’t What You Think It Is

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 6, episode 1! Go to Source Author: Mark Donaldson

Approach the Craft Like a Professional Screenwriter

A 4-minute video excerpt featuring… me. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Image’s New Radiant Pink Series Expands Radiant Black’s Massive-Verse

The world of Radiant Black continues to expand as Image Comics announces a brand-new spinoff series called Radiant Pink. Radiant Black as a series focuses on a group of unique individuals all gifted with their own cosmic Radiant, each affording them a crop of unique abilities they use to become superheroes. Radiant Pink is among… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 8

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Character Type: Visionary

“They can see into the future… or think they can. They perceive possibilities when others see only walls. Often the power of their… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Big Fish” (2003)

The story within the story culminates in the final scene between father and son. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Separation as a Theme in Pixar Movies

“When we step back from the movies Pixar has produced and look at them with a meta view, it is surprisingly — and blindingly — obvious how… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Game Of Thrones: 10 Lannister Quotes That Prove They’re No Different Than The Starks

With House of the Dragon now here, fans are again immersing themselves in the world created by George R. R. Martin and getting reacquainted with its many wonderful characters. While this new show focuses more on the Targaryens, Houses Lannister and Stark are still a factor, and they are still beloved fan favorites that frequently… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 6

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How to Use Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Your Screenplay

Learn how the “Rhetorical Triangle” can supercharge your storytelling. Ethos, pathos, and logos – what are they? Chances are you’ve… The post How to Use Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Your Screenplay appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Shanee Edwards

1 Toho Monster Perfectly Fits Godzilla vs Kong 2’s Mystery Villain Tease

One Toho monster is a perfect fit for Godzilla vs. Kong 2’s villain tease. Following their fight with Mechagodzilla, the two Titans are expected to team up once against an unrevealed enemy. Legendary Pictures has yet to offer confirmation of who Godzilla and Kong will be facing next, but a recently released synopsis did drop… Read more »

Sundays with Ray Bradbury

The entire series of articles featuring the writing wisdom of one of the truly great authors of our time. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Best Action Movies Starring The Cast Of The Fast Saga (Besides Fast & Furious)

The upcoming Fast X will add such stars as Rita Moreno and Brie Larson to the growing roster of The Fast Saga. From Vin Diesel to Michelle Rodriguez to Dwayne Johnson to Jason Statham, the cast of the Fast & Furious franchise contains some of the most beloved action movie stars in the world. Go… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 5

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Whale Rider”

The 2003 movie Whale Rider is a wonderful story, aptly described in this IMDB plot summary: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 4

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Podcast: San Diego Screenwriters Studio

Yours truly featured on a recent interview. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Star Trek’s Version of Doctor Doom Completely Broke the Franchise.

There have been great villains throughout Star Trek’s 56-year history, but their version of Doctor Doom nearly broke the franchise. Over the years, fans have thrilled as larger-than-life villains such as Khan, Nero and the Borg menaced the galaxy, but in March 1970’s Star Trek #7, first published by Gold Key, readers met the evil… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 3

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How Michael Arndt wrote “Little Miss Sunshine”

He wrote the first draft quickly, but then… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nokia T21 Vs. Nokia T20: What’s New With HMD’s Latest Android Tablet?

The Nokia T21 is a successor to HMD Global’s first tablet, but how much of an upgrade is it compared to the Nokia T20? While the Nokia T21 is the Finnish manufacturer’s third Nokia tablet, it is its second of 2022. Just a few months ago, the company launched the Nokia T10, a smaller and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 2

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Uh Oh, House Of The Dragon’s Showrunner Exit Is Bad News For Season 2

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is exiting House of the Dragon, which is bad news for season 2’s big battles. Only two weeks into House of the Dragon season 1, Sapochnik announced that he would not be returning as showrunner for season 2, but will remain an executive producer for the duration of the show. This means… Read more »

Rings Of Power Star Responds To Fan Criticisms Of Diverse, Female Cast

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has received backlash from some franchise fanatics over its casting choices, and one of the show’s primary actresses, Morfydd Clark, has responded. Adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works have played a major role in film since Peter Jackson introduced his Lord of the Rings trilogy in 2001…. Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 1

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Most Expensive Video Game Contollers, Ranked

Recently, Playstation announced the existence of a new controller that they had been painstakingly designing during Gamescon: the DualSense Edge. With its announcement, numerous discussions brewed online about the device’s performance and estimated price, begging the question if such expensive devices are worth their price. Go to Source Author: Leonardo Minjares

Screenplay Structure Simplified

“Plot is critical, but how a writer gets to plot is even more critical.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Scene Description Spotlight: Express Your Voice

On September 12, I’ll be offering a terrific one-week online class. It’s called Scene Description Spotlight which sounds super practical… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What If Rey Turned To The Dark Side? Rise Of Skywalker Gets Much Better!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would have been much better had Rey fallen to the dark side. The trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker offered a thrilling glimpse of a dark side version of Rey, teeth bared, an unusual switchblade lightsaber in her hand. Unfortunately, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasted… Read more »

How They Write a Script: Ted Tally (“The Silence of the Lambs”)

Ted Tally is yet another screenwriter who started out as a playwright. His film credits include White Palace (1990), The Juror (1996), All… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

New Webb Photo Shows Heart Of The Phantom Galaxy Glaring Like An Evil Eye

A photo from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope offers a terrifying new look at the heart of M74, more commonly known as the Phantom Galaxy. The JWST’s latest photo exemplifies how the space telescope continues to change the way we see the universe with yet another awe-inspiring image. Go to Source Author: Rachel Rochester

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — Gender Bend

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “North by Northwest”

It was one of the scenes which inspired Hitchcock to make the movie. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — Script Diary

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 10 Most Overrated AAA Games Ever, According To Reddit

With the success of the Hollywood movies, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is enjoying the most success it has had in its 30-year lifespan, especially with the newly released Sonic Origins. The package is a remastered collection of the first three games in the series, and while that’s a dream come true for most ’90s… Read more »

What is the difference between Act One midpoint and Act One end?

“Something happens. An event that precipitates a change in the Protagonist’s life circumstances.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Signs That 90 Day Fiancé’s Natalie & Mike Might Have Reconciled

The 90 Day Fiancé couple Natalie Mordovtseva and Mike Youngquist are widely known for their manipulative and vindictive tactics; however, there are a few signs that suggest the couple may have reconciled. Natalie and Mike met about seven years ago when they were asked to be godparents by mutual friends. Natalie, 37, has been married… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — “What if…”

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenplay Review – Carriage Hill

Today we’ve got Get Out meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Stepford Wives. Genre: Horror Premise: A pregnant couple hoping to start their family in the suburbs find themselves embroiled in a decades long mystery which threatens to shatter their American dream. About: Today’s writers are two of the few on the latest Black List to… Read more »

Mike: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

With a Jamie Foxx-led biopic about Mike Tyson being in development hell for a long time, Hulu scooped up the opportunity to tell the story. Mike, which premiered on August 25, had been a controversial project right from the moment it was announced because the boxer didn’t approve of it (via Rolling Stone). Go to… Read more »

12 Best Short Stories to Read for Screenwriting Inspiration

There are so many great short stories to read out there, but if you’re a screenwriter, you might want to take a look at the ones that would make a great film adaptation. Why? Well, not only have film adaptations been all the rage in Hollywood for quite some time, but short stories can also… Read more »

Partner Track Gets Optimistic Season 2 Update From Netflix Exec

Partner Track season 2 could be very likely, according to recent comments from a Netflix executive. Based on the 2013 novel by Helen Wan, Partner Track follows Ingrid Yun, played by Teen Wolf alum Arden Cho, a rising legal star who is all about doing whatever it takes to become partner at her prestigious Manhattan… Read more »

10 Movie Franchises With Only One Good Entry, According To Reddit

Though Prey has given new life to the franchise, the Predator series struggled for decades to duplicate the success of the first movie. While there are plenty of popular franchises in Hollywood, some have fans wondering why they are franchises at all with only one worthwhile entry. Go to Source Author: Colin McCormick

Movie Analysis: “Gravity”

When we think of the movie Gravity, we most likely think BIG. Yet in interview after interview, co-writer and director Alfonso Cuarón has… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Format: The Essential Elements of a Screenplay

In order to master script format, you’ll need to learn about its basic elements. Correctly formatting a screenplay may seem… The post Script Format: The Essential Elements of a Screenplay appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Shanee Edwards

10 Best Margot Robbie Movies According To Reddit

The latest set video from 2023’s live-action Barbie provides further proof that Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the iconic toy isn’t going to be what so many expect it to be. This appears to be a Barbie who’s far more than a superficial airhead, a character who shrugs off short-sighted pigeonholing, much as Robbie herself continues… Read more »

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 5: Reader Identification

Tap into the Protagonist’s qualities which a reader can connect with. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Star Wars’ Lightsabers Have a Totally Different Meaning to the Sith

While the lightsaber is an iconic aspect of Star Wars‘ era-spanning conflict between the Jedi and the Sith, it means something very different to the dark side’s adherents than to the Jedi Order. While the Jedi consider lightsabers an expression of skill and focus – an “elegant weapon for a more civilized age” – the… Read more »

Reader Question: When is the best time to reveal a character’s backstory?

Key character revelations from their past. When? Where? How? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

NASA Will Let You Watch As It Crashes A Spacecraft Into An Asteroid

In an event that promises to be more thrilling than a late ‘90s asteroid blockbuster, NASA is inviting the public to watch as it crashes a spacecraft into an asteroid. The collision is the culmination of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, which aims to revolutionize planetary defense protocols. Go to Source Author: Rachel… Read more »

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 4: Character = Function

Every character in a screenplay has to be there for a reason. That is their narrative function, who they are and what they do tied to the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Breaking the 4th Wall in Scene Description

To everyone who claims there’s a screenwriting rule asserting we can’t include so-called ‘unfilmables’ in scene description, read this! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 3: Plot Emerges From Character

No matter what paradigm or theory you use to craft your screenplay’s plot, the single most important thing you can do is this: Start with… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Vampire Diaries: 7 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Bonnie As A Character

Kat Graham may have disappointed fans with her recent refusal to return to the character of Bonnie Bennett in The Vampire Diaries universe, but the powerful witch still remains close to fans’ hearts to date. Her character was the backbone of the show as well as the Mystic Falls gang, who wouldn’t have survived most… Read more »

Test Your Story Concept

5 questions to ask about a story idea to assess its viability as a scripted project. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Beast: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

Idris Elba’s latest movie Beast has recently dropped on the big screen and the blockbuster spectacle finds the actor going against a lion! Elba’s character is joined by District 9‘s Sharlto Copley and rising stars such as Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 2: The Protagonist’s Journey

Transformation lies at the heart of the character’s arc. As we prepare for the 2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge, which begins September 1, a five-part series on Screenwriting Back to Basics. Today: The Protagonist’s Arc. In almost all mainstream Hollywood movies as well as most indie films, the Protagonist character or characters go through some… Read more »

How House Of The Dragon Will Honor Emilia Clarke Explained By Star

House of the Dragon star Steve Toussaint explains how the show will honor Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. The world spawned by HBO’s massive fantasy series, culled from the works of author George R. R. Martin, is finally back on screens. And fans definitely seem excited as the debut House of the Dragon episode just… Read more »

“Earn this.”

When it comes to a scene where a character makes a critical choice, it’s imperative that you — as the writer — have earned that moment. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Real Drama: Scripts You Should Read If You’re Writing a Biopic

Interested in writing a biopic? These scripts will show you how to do it right. Writing a biopic can be… The post Real Drama: Scripts You Should Read If You’re Writing a Biopic appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

The Boys: 10 Most Shocking Betrayals So Far

Prime Video’s The Boys is the most violent live-action superhero series to date, and many of the biggest plot twists have been the result of sudden betrayals. Even with fans expecting the worst, some of these double-crosses still surprised viewers and dramatically changed the show’s narrative. Go to Source Author: Sarah Sawyer

Dragon Ball Confirms Piccolo’s Training is Way Tougher than Vegeta’s

While Vegeta has a reputation for being a tough guy within the Dragon Ball universe when it comes to training the younger generation of fighters, his tutelage is nothing compared to that of Piccolo. In fact, the hardships that Gohan had to endure while training under Piccolo proves it. Go to Source Author: Spencer Connolly

The Commuting Writer

If your commute to work is a half-hour or longer, there is every reason in the world you should use that time on your writing projects. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Amazing Spider-Man Lifted A Pivotal Scene From Peter Parker’s Daughter

One of Spider-Man’s first uses of his spider powers in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man appears to have been inspired by a similar scene in the debut of Spider-Girl. In a well-deserved moment of comeuppance for Flash Thompson, Peter Parker trounces him on the basketball court, using his cross-species physiology to make a spectacular slam-dunk. In… Read more »

How Weight Loss Changed 90 Day Fiancé’s Paola’s Life & Image

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield’s weight loss has made her more famous and helped her venture into pro wrestling. Viewers may remember Paola from the first season of the popular reality TV show, where she appeared alongside her current husband, Russ Mayfield. Over the last eight years, Paola has done many things to… Read more »

Go Into The Story Interview: James Ponsoldt

An exclusive conversation with the co-writer and director of the drama film Summering. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Best TV Shows Canceled by Streamers, According To IMDb

With HBO Max canceling scripted programming due to the Warner-Discovery merger, the longevity of streaming shows has once again been put into question. Abiding by different metrics of success and licensing agreements, some of the most popular streaming shows end up on the chopping block. Go to Source Author: Tyler Warren

From Zero Draft… to Hero Draft

“There are no mistakes. There are CHOICES. We have a scene. Or a character. Or a dialogue exchange. Whatever we’re writing, it represents… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Spec Script Deal: “Enigma”

Thunder Road acquires supernatural spy thriller “Enigma” written by Kat Wood. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Here Are NASA’s 13 Moon-Landing Sites, And Why They Were Chosen

NASA has identified thirteen potential landing sites for the Artemis mission that will deliver astronauts to the lunar surface, all of which surround the moon’s South Pole. The lunar landing, Artemis III, is tentatively scheduled for 2025, and space enthusiasts are eagerly following along with every step of the planning process. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

If you’re stuck in your writing…

A modest suggestion on how to find inspiration on the page. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Netflix’s Wednesday: The 10 Best Reveals In The Trailer

Netflix is releasing the newest The Addams Family series, Wednesday, this fall, and they just dropped the first trailer. The production has been unusually quiet until the past few days, when a picture of the full family was revealed, so fans are sure to be looking for any information they can gather in the trailer…. Read more »

If you are a beginning screenwriter…

A guide to thousands of Go Into The Story articles you can use to learn the craft… all for free! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Kara Reveals New Details About Unexpected Pregnancy

New 90 Day Fiancé star Kara Bass has recently revealed some interesting unknown details about her first pregnancy with her young husband Guillermo Rojer. The 30-year-old cast member is known for her appearance in season 9, where she pursued a relationship with her 24-year-old Venezuelan beau. The couple first met in the Dominican Republic when… Read more »

“Where am I going?”

A great question for a Protagonist to answer. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Pitching Advice: Create a “Pitch Persona”

When you pitch a TV or movie project, your ability to perform in the room is critical. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Movies From The 2010s That Divided Rotten Tomatoes Critics & Fans

The reviews-aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes is a helpful tool for film enthusiasts, with the various reviewers on the site granting each film and series either a rotten or fresh score. With several decades of history, the website has helpfully rated thousands of films. Go to Source Author: Jordan Iacobucci

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge!

One month. Fade In. Fade Out. Write an entire zero draft. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What We Do In The Shadows: Kayvan Novak’s Best TV Roles, According To IMDb

Kayvan Novak has really come into his own in What We Do In The Shadows as the vampire Nandor, shining aga in the currently airing season 4. The actor isn’t new to the comedy scene, nor is Nandor his only major role on television. Across his career, he has taken on some superb characters that really allowed… Read more »

Reader Question: How do you know when your script is ready to send out?

Tough question, especially for writers who may NEVER think a story is “done.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Pound Out That First Draft!

Go from FADE IN to FADE OUT in my upcoming online writing workshop. Starts August 29! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Game of Thrones: 10 Dumbest Decisions Daenerys Targaryen Made, Ranked

The on-screen legacy of House Targaryen will grow when House Of The Dragon premieres on August 21, and fans are, hopefully, reminded of the Game Of Thrones world’s remarkable potential. A lot of that Targaryen legacy got tarnished in Game Of Thrones’ final season when the show failed to stick the landing, and hurt its best characters, including Daenerys, by having… Read more »

How to Decide Which Story to Write

Are you trying to figure out which of one or more stories to write next? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sex Education Star Addresses Remi’s Potential Season 4 Return

Sex Education star James Purefoy addresses whether he will be back for the Netflix show’s season 4. Purefoy plays Remi Milburn on the series, Otis’s father and Jean’s ex-husband. Purefoy’s character did not appear in Sex Education season 3. However, he could serve a more prominent role in season 4 given the ambiguous conclusion to… Read more »

How to Break Into the Film Industry Without Any Connections

The screenwriters of the smash hit movie A Quiet Place share the ins and outs of their journey to Hollywood. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

5 of the Best 21st Century Plays to Read if You’re a Screenwriter

Playwriting is the basis of all drama and that remains true today, in the 21st century, when it seems far more plausible that all the world is a screen rather than a stage. The ability to write dialogue and story for characters on a stage is one that all writers and specifically all screenwriters should… Read more »

10 Vampire Movies That Follow The Vampire Formula

Morbius, released in April of 2022, might have left a particularly bad taste in the audience’s collected mouths, but it wouldn’t be the first modern vampire movie to completely forget what makes the genre so popular. In recent years, there have been far too many vampire movies that have tried too hard to modernize the classic… Read more »

6 Techniques Jordan Peele Uses in ‘Nope’ That Will Help Your Screenwriting

What can you learn from the storytelling techniques used in Jordan Peele’s Nope? Jordan Peele has quickly established himself as… The post 6 Techniques Jordan Peele Uses in ‘Nope’ That Will Help Your Screenwriting appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kole Lyndon Lee

Wolverine Finally Sees What Fans Already Know: He’s An Evil Character

Warning: contains spoilers for New Fantastic Four #3! Go to Source Author: Joshua Isaak

10 Hidden Gem Movies On Disney+ From The 2010s

On August 3rd, 2022, Pixar’s latest film Lightyear officially hit Disney+, adding to an already incredible slate of movies available on the streaming service. Considering Disney’s status as one of the biggest film studios in the world and that their catalog includes Marvel, Star Wars, and more, it’s hard to find anything that someone could consider… Read more »

Great scene: “The Usual Suspects”

The ‘big twist!’ Is there any movie ending more satisfying than a scene sequence where you realize the writer has totally played you, set… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 20 Strongest Physical Fighters In The MCU (& 13 Who Are Actually Weak)

One of the greatest joys of going to see a comic book movie is getting to watch how these characters’ unique superpowers play out in a fight. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone to great lengths to show us that bigger doesn’t always mean more powerful, as characters like Black Widow and Ant-Man have been… Read more »

The Protagonist’s Journey: “We are not prisoners of that room”

A reflection on Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Apple TV+’s Trying: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

With its third season well underway, Apple TV+‘s understated comedy hit Trying continues to impress and inspire audiences with its uplifting adoption story. One of the show’s strongest elements is its accomplished cast, and though they aren’t superstars, they make up a strong group of talented performers. Go to Source Author: Dalton Norman

Reader Question: What are some keys to a great opening scene?

Or how to grab the attention of a script reader right away? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ways To Write (Part 4): Writing Weekend

For 48 hours, nothing but writing. No Internet. No phone calls. No TV. Just you. And your story. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Prey’s Dog Is Such A Good Girl, And BTS Details Make Her Even Better

Warning: Spoilers for Prey ahead! Go to Source Author: Kara Hedash

The Thing With Coincidences in Screenplays…

The difference between Fate… and Writer’s Convenience. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti Reportedly Considered For DC’s Feige Role

Arrowverse creator Greg Berlanti is reportedly being considered to serve in a Kevin Feige-like role for Warner Bros. Discovery’s DCEU movies. August became a controversial month for Warner Bros. Discovery, coming only a few months after the merger was completed for the new studio. The biggest headline for the DC brand recently was the confirmation… Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 3): One Page Per Day

You can write two entire spec scripts in one year if you only write one page per day. Two. Complete. Feature. Spec. Scripts. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Erik Selvig’s 10 Best Quotes In The MCU

Thor: Love & Thunder was released in theaters on July 8, 2022, and the film saw Thor finally reunite with Jane and battle the Gorr the God Butcher. Fans were also happy to see both Darcy and Erik Selvig from the first two Thor movies make brief appearances. Go to Source Author: Elizabeth Lemieux

Writing Mantra: Set aside your attachments

“All too often, attachments get in the way of our writing. When you should be inside your story universe, your mind is outside thinking… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sally Field’s 10 Best Movies, According To Metacritic

Sally Field is a highly respected and cherished actor, who can most recently be seen as Jessie Buss in HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. A two-time Academy Award winner, Field is no stranger to giving tour-de-force performances, and her hilarious turn as Jerry Buss’s chain-smoking mother is another addition to the list…. Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 2): The Pomodoro Technique

Break up writing tasks into half-hour segments with a reward at the end of each completed one. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

FilmNation: Turning Classic Movie Tropes on Their Head

Learn more about FilmNation’s penchant for reinventing classic movie tropes. Film is about telling a story. In many cases, it’s… The post FilmNation: Turning Classic Movie Tropes on Their Head appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Woody Harrelson Captains A Sinking Ship In Triangle Of Sadness Trailer

A brand-new trailer for Triangle of Sadness, the dark-comedy satire film and Palme d’Or winner from Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund and starring Woody Harrelson, releases. Alongside Harrelson, Triangle of Sadness features a supporting cast that includes Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man), Charlbi Dean (Black Lightning), Vicki Berlin, Zlatko Burić, Oliver Ford Davies, Iris Berben, Dolly… Read more »

Jesse Palmer Comforting Rachel Proved He Is Right Host

When Jesse Palmer was announced as the host of The Bachelorette, some fans wondered if he was up to the task, but his recent conversation with Rachel Recchia proved that he is the best person for the job. Jesse, a former NFL quarterback, was the star of The Bachelor in 2004. He returned to the… Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 1): Email

How writer-director Judd Apatow emailed himself notes which became the foundation for the movie Knocked Up. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Was Canceled After Two Seasons

Here’s why Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders only lasted two seasons before being canceled. TV procedurals had grown fairly stale by the start of the 2000s, so many of the thriller shows that emerged during this period needed a new gimmick to attract viewers. CSI, for example, merged a glossy cinematic style with a focus on… Read more »

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdown: “The Harder They Fall”

A breakdown of the screenplay for the 2021 action drama. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What Are Crypto Mixers & Why Sanctioning Them Is The Right Move

Despite their official intent of protecting on-chain user privacy, cryptocurrency mixers like Tornado Cash are allegedly used often by criminals to launder money. While most private-by-default chains remain uncracked by government agencies, they are not smart contract blockchains like Ethereum, and are thus unattractive or impossible targets for hackers. Because blockchains allow for digital peer-to-peer money… Read more »

The Trouble with “Character Flaws”

“Characters, at least good ones, are multilayered individuals.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Trouble with “Character Flaws”

“Characters, at least good ones, are multilayered individuals.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdown: “Red Rocket”

A breakdown of the screenplay for the 2021 drama comedy from writer-director Sean Baker. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Reader Question: What if you fall out of love with a script?

“What about a script you fall out of love with after 2–3 drafts, and just can’t finish? Put it aside for now or just push through?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

20 Films Steven Spielberg Absolutely Loves

We all have a favorite Steven Spielberg movie, but what are his favorite movies? We’re accustomed to listing our favorite… The post 20 Films Steven Spielberg Absolutely Loves appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto

Joker 2: Every Actress To Play Harley Quinn | Screen Rant

Joker: Folie A Deux isn’t set to release until October 2024, yet fans are still in an uproar over all the details being revealed. One of the most exciting things revealed by the trailer is that Lady Gaga will be playing Harley Quinn in the film. There had been speculation over whether Margot Robbie would… Read more »

Warner Bros. Movies No Longer Streaming on HBO Max after 45 Days in Theaters

Although Warner Bros. previously planned to send all of its movies to HBO Max after 45 days in theaters, it has now been announced that the company will use a case-by-case basis to determine when theatrically released films will be available to stream. HBO Max has been experiencing uncertainty recently with the cancellation or deletion… Read more »

There is no right way to write

Learn all you can, but ultimately it’s about your Stories and your Creative Self. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Psycho”

78 shots in 45 seconds = One of the most memorable movie scenes ever. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How Dolly Parton’s The Orville Season 3 Cameo Happened

Executive producer of The Orville explains how Dolly Parton’s season 3, episode 8 cameo happened. The Orville is a comedy sci-fi series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane in the role of Captain Mercer. The episodic series is heavily influenced by the original Star Trek and The Next Generation. Parton, aside from being a country music legend, also… Read more »

Make Words Your Friend

“Putting one right word after another” — that is so right. When you bust it all down, writing is about choosing words. A writer can choose… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Business of Screenwriting: There are three kinds of people in Hollywood

Story. Some get it. Some kinda get it. And some… well… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Great Westerns That Brought the Western Back During Their Time

The popularity of western films has always ebbed and flowed, but here are 10 great westerns that brought the genre… The post 10 Great Westerns That Brought the Western Back During Their Time appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto

10 Underrated Video Games Needing A Sequel, According To Reddit

The next iteration of Saint’s Row is finally ready to arrive on Aug. 23, and fans have been waiting for it for nearly a decade. The series has always been underrated, thanks to frequent comparisons with the Grand Theft Auto games, but it’s secured a loyal base of fans who adore the series and consider it extraordinary. But Saint’s… Read more »

Fortnite: How To Find (& Destroy) Buoys With Motorboat Missiles

Fortnite’s No Sweat Summer event has introduced a quest for players to tackle that involves finding large sea buoys on the Fortnite island and destroying them with Motorboat Missiles. Fortnite has always offered plenty of unique quests to keep players satisfied, but with its latest season Vibin’, the game has taken on a much more… Read more »

Thoughts on the Disunity to Unity Arc

Reflections on The Lion King and Simba’s physical and psychological journey. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nomad Blockchain Bridge Looted For $190 Million By Crypto Users

Yet another cross-chain cryptocurrency bridge, the Nomad bridge, was drained of almost all its assets, but this time it wasn’t just hackers who participated. In a first for the blockchain industry, a 9-figure hack was committed by not just one hacker, or even a few hackers, but by hundreds of actual users in what can only be described as… Read more »

Keys to Handling Exposition

Take my 1-week online class to learn ways to make exposition entertaining. Begins Monday, August 15, 2022. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ms. Marvel Cut Epic Fight Scene With Kamala, Red Dagger & Clandestines

An epic Ms. Marvel fight scene featuring Kamala Khan, Red Dagger, and the Clandestines was cut from the final show. Iman Vellani starred as the titular Ms. Marvel, a Jersey City high school student who becomes imbued with cosmic powers as a result of her great-grandmother’s mysterious bangles. Released in June, the latest Marvel series received… Read more »

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdown: “Nine Days”

A breakdown of the screenplay for the 2020 drama fantasy starring Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz and winner of that year’s Sundance Film… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Interview (Part 1): Sophia Lopez

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for her script A Hufflepuff Love Story. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nightwing Knows The One Thing That Will Eventually Kill Batman

Spoiler warning for Detective Comics #1062 Even though Nightwing does not have the power to see the future, he does know the one thing that will certainly kill Batman: old age. Despite saving Gotham City for over 80 years, Batman rarely shows his age, and he never show signs of aging in the main DC continuity. But Nightwing seems worried about… Read more »

Zoe Saldana Shares How Nichelle Nichols Helped Her Play Uhura

Zoe Saldaña shares how Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols helped her play Uhura. Nichols first introduced the character of Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series in 1966. The show only ran for 3 seasons before being cancelled in 1969, but despite this, The Original Series led to the creation of the now-massive Star Trek franchise. With 12… Read more »

Reflections on 5th Annual Black List / Women In Film Feature Writers Lab

Writers who participated in this year’s Black List / Women in Film Feature Writer’s Lab retreat reflect on their experience. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

They/Them: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast Before

Fans of the horror genre will get to watch the slasher They/Them on Peacock, set to release on August 5th, 2022. The film has known actors like Kevin Bacon, Anna Chlumsky, and Carrie Preston, along with a number of LGBTQ+ actors in the lead roles. It’s interesting to see the actors in such a film… Read more »

Non-Linear Storytelling in ‘Pulp Fiction’

“Tarantino, whether intended it or not, hit upon non-linearity as the only way he could tell one particular storyline involving the fates… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Update Shared by Creator

Creator David Jenkins has an update on the status of Our Flag Means Death season 2. The series was first released on HBO Max in March 2022 and quickly became a raving success. Our Flag Means Death’s popularity only surged after its season 1 finale and the series is still impressively gaining support from new viewers. Despite… Read more »

DC: 10 Best Animated Series, Ranked According To IMDb

DC Comics is currently celebrating the return of one of their most popular and dynamic series with season three of Harley Quinn releasing on HBO Max. This is just one example of the seminal work being done in animation and the next in a long history of groundbreaking animated series in DC. Some of the… Read more »

Video: “The Midpoint”

Another in the excellent screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The First Draft is a Journey of Discovery

“As a writer, when you put something down, you make something happen.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What Steven Spielberg Thought About The Jaws Sequels

Steven Spielberg passed on returning for any of the Jaws sequels and he wasn’t a big fan of them either. Jaws made Spielberg’s career, with the film being a masterclass in how to make a terrifying horror movie that’s also filled with humanity and humor. It’s well-documented what a nightmare it was to shoot Jaws, from the mechanical… Read more »

5-Part Series: Set Pieces

A scene or set of scenes with a big idea, feel and/or scope to them, oftentimes associated with major plot points, and always about… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Shazam’s New Era Needs to Address the Franchise’s Decade-Old Problem

Now that a new Shazam is taking over, perhaps the franchise’s most frustrating issue will finally have a chance at being resolved. Turns out, Billy Batson isn’t the only one who’s had some issues with a superhero name in the past. Though the hero goes by Shazam now, there isn’t a comic fan that isn’t at… Read more »

Writing Mantra: On the other hand…

One of the best ways for writers to combat the dreaded Voices Of Negativity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s 10 Best Movies, According To IMDb

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is widely known for his roles in action films like Kick-Ass, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Tenet. Even brief appearances in films like The King’s Man and Captain America: The Winter Solider leave audiences enthralled and wanting more. His performances outside action films in Nowhere Boy, Anna Karenina, and Nocturnal Animals demonstrate his exceptional… Read more »

Set Pieces, Part 5: Entertainment

A series this week on set pieces: A scene or set of scenes with a big idea, feel and/or scope to them, oftentimes associated with major… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Marvel Unveils Official Spider-Man & Venom Inflatable T-Rex Costumes

Comics titan Marvel is already prepping for the Halloween season with the debut of their latest must-have costumes: inflatable Spider-Man and Venom T-Rex outfits! Halloween is a big time for groups like Marvel and DC. With an endless line of amazing characters that have enthralled fans for decades, being able to dress up as them at conventions and… Read more »

Discovery Writing and Efficient Writing

Another way of thinking about writing and rewriting. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ex Witcher 3 Devs Reveal Multiplayer Ninja Game Set In Feudal Japan

A studio formed by former CD Projekt Red developers, Dark Passenger, has unveiled its first project, which is a Feudal Japan-set ninja game with multiplayer elements. The game is currently untitled and is in very early production, but concept art has given players a first look at the location and era it will take place in. Dark Passenger… Read more »

Set Pieces, Part 4: Complications, Roadblocks and Reversals

A series this week on set pieces: A scene or set of scenes with a big idea, feel and/or scope to them, oftentimes associated with major… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story goes to Paris

In October, I will be leading a three-day seminar on Outils, Techniques et Stratégies. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Tom Hanks’ 10 Highest-Grossing Movies, Ranked According To Box Office Mojo

Tom Hanks has had one of the most successful careers in Hollywood history, and that’s due to one main reason: range. Hanks started in comedy, moving from Bosom Buddies to Ron Howard’s Splash to The Money Pit alongside Shelley Long and so on and so forth. But he hit it Big in the late ’80s, and his ’90s were even better. If there… Read more »

Set Pieces, Part 3: Stakes

A series this week on set pieces: A scene or set of scenes with a big idea, feel and/or scope to them, oftentimes associated with major… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Avengers Believe One Villain is Even More Evil Than Magneto

While Magneto was originally one of the worst villains in the Marvel Universe as he was backed by a righteous mission in which he believed whole-heartedly, making his villainous deeds that much more dangerous, the Avengers actually battled a villain they believed was even worse than Magneto–a conclusion that was made by a former associate… Read more »

Reflections on “The Bear”

WARNING! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE ENTIRE SEASON OF “THE BEAR,” DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER! SPOILER ALERT! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Wasp Will Struggle With Quantum Realm In Ant-Man 3, Teases Star

After getting her mother back from the alternate dimension, Evangeline Lilly says Wasp will struggle with the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Plot details for the Marvel Cinematic Universe threequel are currently unknown, though the film is said to follow the titular heroes as well as Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne on an… Read more »

Set Pieces, Part 2: Emotional Meaning

One of the most valuable pieces of brainstorming a screenwriter can do with regard to a story is conjure up some good set pieces. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Black Panther 2 Leaves Wakanda In Need of Allies Teases Star

Florence Kasumba, who plays Ayo in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, teases details about Wakanda’s need for allies. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the followup to 2018’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero. That film earned over $1.3 billion worldwide and was the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy… Read more »

“The Protagonist’s Journey” on NPR

My book was featured on Pop Culture Happy Hour. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Nintendo Fighting Game That Isn’t Smash Bros, Ranked

With Street Fighter 6 upcoming, gamers have been chatting incessantly about fighting games. There have been tons of great games released in the past year, like Guilty Gear Strive, King of Fighters XV, and the upcoming Multiversus, based on Nintendo’s famous Super Smash Bros series. However, that wasn’t Nintendo’s only attempt to make a fighter. The… Read more »

Set Pieces, Part 1: Spin the plot

One of the most valuable pieces of brainstorming a screenwriter can do with regard to a story is conjure up some good set pieces. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

30 Fleabag Quotes That Prove Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the GOAT

When it comes to dialogue, you can’t get much better than Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’. At first glance, Fleabag is a… The post 30 Fleabag Quotes That Prove Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the GOAT appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

WWDITS Season 4 Details: Guillermo’s Love Life & A Vampire Wedding

Details from upcoming episodes of What We Do in the Shadows season 4 have been teased during a presentation at Comic-Con. The series, which premiered on FX in early 2019, is a spin-off of the 2015 vampire mockumentary film of the same name, co-directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The What We Do in the Shadows series, instead of… Read more »

Redemption as a Movie Theme

A character seeking freedom from psychological bondage to a past event is one of the most common themes in movies. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“What if I’m writing a script, but want to start another one?”

Time to stack projects… or is this simply an example of the Shiny Object Syndrome? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Harry Potter: 8 Voldemort Spinoffs Twitter Would Like To See

The Wizarding World has spawned some of the fantasy genre’s most magical stories, with viewers most recently enjoying the Fantastic Beasts movies. Lately, Ralph Fiennes has expressed his desire for a Lord Voldemort spin-off series (Via MovieWeb),  which has left audiences eager to discover more about the Dark Lord’s life. Harry Potter’s most devoted fans have suggested a variety of ideas… Read more »

Marvel’s New Captain America Variant Meets Her Match: Jessica Jones

Warning! Spoilers for The Variant #2 by Marvel Comics Marvel’s newest Captain America is facing off against her variant, as Jessica Jones takes on the shield-wielding hero in a new Marvel Comics preview. In the first look at The Variant #2 from Gail Simone and Phil Noto, Jones takes on two of her variants, including one… Read more »

Script To Screen: “12 Monkeys”

From the 1995 movie 12 Monkeys, screenplay by David Webb Peoples and Janet Peoples. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Vince McMahon Retires From WWE Amid Misconduct Probe

WWE‘s CEO Vince McMahon had announced his retirement amid a board probe into misconduct claims. In June, McMahon stepped down from his executive duties due to a misconduct probe, revealing the WWE was investing sexual misconduct allegations. McMahon led the company for decades, known in the wrestling world for his announcing before 1997 when he adopted… Read more »

Character Archetype “Masks”

Any character can don the “mask” of any archetype in any scene or any relationship, but that does not change their primary archetype… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

All 36 Characters In Avengers: Endgame’s Final Battle

Here’s every character that appeared in the Avengers: Endgame final battle. These 36 characters came from various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they united together in their last stand against Thanos, the Black Order, and an army of Outriders in order to protect Earth and, by proxy, the rest of the universe. As… Read more »

Reader Question: How much dialogue versus description in a screenplay?

Is there some sort of key to finding a balance in a script? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Fall 2022 ScreenCraft Film Fund Second Rounders

Listed below are the Second Rounders of the Fall 2022 ScreenCraft Film Fund. These projects were selected from almost 1,300 submissions. Congratulations to the projects that have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on August 17th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook… Read more »

Wheel Of Time Season 3 Renewed At Prime Video | Screen Rant

Prime Video has announced that they will be renewing their hit fantasy series The Wheel of Time for season 3. The Wheel of Time is based on the series of fantasy novels of the same name by prolific author Robert Jordan. The first novel, which was adapted into season 1 of the series, follows Moiraine, a member of a group… Read more »

Lisa Kudrow Didn’t Appreciate Her Son’s Reaction To Watching Friends

Friends star Lisa Kudrow jokingly explains why she didn’t like her son’s reaction to the show. Although it went off the air in 2004, after ten seasons, Friends has remained a huge part of pop culture. The sitcom about six New Yorkers finding love and figuring their lives out has enjoyed a second wind, not only thanks to syndication… Read more »

And the 2022 Emmy Nominees Are…

Download and read scripts from the 2022 Emmy-nominated TV shows. The landscape of television has grown substantially in the last… The post And the 2022 Emmy Nominees Are… appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto

Bachelorette Gabby Faces Tough Rejection In New Sneak Peek

In an exclusive sneak peek clip from The Bachelorette season 19 episode 3, the tables turn as Gabby Windey becomes the target for harsh rejections. Gabby was a fan favorite on The Bachelor season 26 led by Clayton Echard, along with pilot Rachel Recchia. When both Gabby and Rachel were announced as the leads of The Bachelorette season 19, fans were… Read more »

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book Movie Adaptation Gets New Director

The movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is moving forward with a new director. Hailed by many as one of Gaiman’s best works, the YA novel was published in 2008 and followed the orphan Nobody “Bod” Owens as he is raised by supernatural creatures in a cemetery. In 2012, Disney acquired the rights to The Graveyard Book… Read more »

Update: The Metamorphosis of Darth Vader

A new video by The Italian Screenwriter explores my theory about how Darth Vader’s narrative function shifts from Star Wars: Episodes IV… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Mike Youngquist Reveals He Saved Crow Trapped In Shed

Mike Youngquist from 90 Day Fiancé recently shared a heartwarming story on his Instagram about saving a crow’s life. Most viewers remember the former cast member from 90 Day Fiancé season 8, during which he married Natalie Mordovtseva. The couple had a problematic relationship throughout their journey, which pushed them to break up one day… Read more »

Reader Question: How to approach writing a villain Protagonist?

Three keys to crafting a Bad Guy who is your story’s Protagonist. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Star Wars: Hunters Release Date Delayed To 2023 | Screen Rant

The upcoming multiplayer title Star Wars: Hunters has just been delayed until 2023. Farmville developer Zynga surprised many when it unveiled its Star Wars-themed multiplayer title during last February’s Nintendo Direct livestream, and more information about Star Wars: Hunters’ plot and cast of characters have been slowly emerging since. Hunters features plenty of Star Wars characters, including bounty hunters,… Read more »

Great Scene: “Inception”

Cobb wakes up. He’s home. Finally, home. But… is it real? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Rose Vega Shares How She Maintains Her Radiant Skin

Rose Vega shot to fame on the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, and now she has shared the secret to her radiant appearance with fans on Instagram. Before Rose became successful, she lived in more difficult conditions than she does now. Fans watched the TV personality, who joined TLC’s family with ex-boyfriend Big Ed Brown,… Read more »

Story Summaries: From Loglines to Beat Sheets

Learn six different types of story summaries and how to use them to develop your scripted projects. My one-week online class starts Monday… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Ms. Marvel’s X-Men Tease Can’t Be Another Fakeout

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Ms. Marvel episode 6 While Ms. Marvel’s finale featured a major tease for the future of the X-Men, there’s no way it will be another fakeout like what’s been seen in past projects. Following significant changes to the powers and origins of Ms. Marvel, the episode 6 finale provided one last reveal… Read more »

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Characters

Not every character is created equal, but how we treat each one is equally important. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Doctor Strange Deserves Deadpool’s Crown as Marvel’s Most Meta Hero

In Marvel Comics, Doctor Strange has been on some intensely trippy adventures throughout his nearly 60 year tenure as the Sorcerer Supreme, but throughout that time he’s never been known for his sense of humor. The thing a lot of fans and even some writers fail to realize about Stephen Strange’s haughty self-seriousness is that it makes… Read more »

Video: “How I Wrote Whiplash”

Writer-director Damien Chazelle reflects on his Oscar-winning 2014 movie. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Customize Your Snapchat App Icon | Screen Rant

Users who subscribe to Snapchat+ can customize their app icon, changing how it looks on their phone’s home screen. Snapchat+ was launched in June as a paid version of the regular Snapchat app, but with “exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features.” While Snapchat+ is currently available only in selected regions, including but not limited to the United States,… Read more »

Video: “Anaphora and Epistrophe”

Another in the terrific screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Conflict in Scene-Writing

As a screenwriter, it’s important to get in touch with your inner Conflict-O-Meter to ensure your scenes convey compelling drama. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Uncharted: Nolan North’s Cameo Explained | Screen Rant

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Uncharted! Sony’s Uncharted featured a cameo from Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the popular game series. Uncharted is the live-action adaptation of the extremely successful video game franchise of the same name. The protagonist, Nathan Drake, is played by Spider-Man: No Way Home lead Tom Holland. The film was full of hidden Easter… Read more »

The Protagonist’s Journey as Fate

“What we call fate comes not from outside us but from within.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Southern Charm: What Happened To Shep Rose’s Friend MJ

Shep Rose has been Southern Charm‘s resident Peter Pan since the show’s inception in 2014, and fans are curious about one of his former love interests, MJ. Since then, Shep has gone on to be involved with multiple women hoping to recapture his youth. Even though Shep is now in a serious relationship with girlfriend Taylor Ann… Read more »

Script to Screen: “Witness”

The movie’s title exists for a reason: Samuel witnesses a brutal murder. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Chandler Kinney, Ariel Martin & Pearce Joza Interview: Zombies 3

Zombies, werewolves, and aliens come face to face in Zombies 3, the third installment of the ultra-popular Disney film series. Premiering July 15, the threequel pays another visit to the sunny town of Seabrook, which happens to be a favorite spot for all manner of supernatural species to land. After making peace with zombies and welcoming werewolves, it’s… Read more »

Tips on How to Write While Holding Down a Job

Some practical advice to engender productivity even while working full-time. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Writer as Psychologist

“It is our responsibility to understand each of characters to the core of their emotional, spiritual, and psychological being.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

MonsterVerse Godzilla TV Show’s Setting Revealed In New Set Photos

Set pictures have surfaced for the Godzilla series, establishing its setting. Production on Apple TV+’s yet-to-be-titled Godzilla/MonsterVerse spinoff series has recently begun in Vancouver, Canada. While little is known about the show itself, WandaVision‘s Matt Shakman will be directing its first two episodes and will center around a family uncovering the Titans’ secrets and its link to an… Read more »

Narrative Imperative: The Protagonist’s Destiny

Reflections by Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell invert the writing process. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Jujutsu Kaisen’s Satoru Gojo Covers His Eyes | Screen Rant

Why does Gojo cover his eyes in Jujutsu Kaisen? Gege Akutami’s manga Jujutsu Kaisen (and its Studio MAPPA anime adaptation) is set in a magical world in which all living beings emit a type of energy called “cursed energy” that’s caused by the negative emotions they feel. While powerful humans known as jujutsu sorcerers can control… Read more »

The Theology of Cinema: Conversion

A character transforming from their Old Self into a New Self is a narrative arc we see time and time again, a kind of “conversion”… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Brightest Films of Searchlight Pictures

Take a look at some of the smash indie film hits from Searchlight Pictures. As independent studios began to show… The post The Brightest Films of Searchlight Pictures appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Ludacris Offers Hopeful Comment About Fast & Furious Franchise Future

Fast & Furious star Ludacris teases the future of the car racing franchise after Fast X. Ludacris debuted in the Fast & Furious franchise in the role of Tej Parker back in 2003 with 2 Fast 2 Furious. Since then, he has reprised the role in nearly every Fast & Furious film that has been… Read more »

Harry Potter Scene Painted in VR Might As Well Be Real Magic

An impressive new Harry Potter scene painted in virtual reality looks like it might as well have been created using real magic. Based on J. K. Rowling’s iconic fantasy book series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first released back in 2001. The film was a hit with both audiences and critics and spawned a franchise that continues… Read more »

The Psychological Subtext of the Call To Adventure

At the beginning of the story, the Protagonist is just making do. Then something happens which jumbles their life… and their journey… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Discovery Lead Responds To Criticisms From Traditional Star Trek Fans

Star Trek: Discovery lead Sonequa Martin-Green responded to criticism from traditional Star Trek fans. Beginning in 2017 with Discovery, CBS tapped writer-producer Alex Kurtzman to revitalize the long-running science-fiction franchise’s future in television. Following Discovery’s premiere, CBS introduced Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy, and its latest series Star Trek: Strange New… Read more »

“Beginning. Middle. End.”

Consider the universality of narrative in three movements. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Beginning. Middle. End.”

Consider the universality of narrative in three movements. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Simpsons Season 34 Needs One Classic Treehouse of Horror Rule

Although The Simpsons season 34’s Treehouse of Horror will have a hard time measuring up to the show’s best Halloween specials, the welcome return of one tradition could help the episode succeed. The Simpsons has, for better or worse, been experimenting with its format in recent seasons. Season 33’s revelations about Homer’s mother Mona proved that… Read more »

Video: “Dare to Suck”

Writers, if you suffer from perfectionism, you MUST watch this video! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé Weight Loss Icons Who Shouldn’t Be Role Models

Many 90 Day Fiancé cast members go on journeys to get in shape after seeing themselves on TV, but becoming weight-loss icons does not always make them great role models. Shedding pounds has not made fans forget the drama these stars have brought to their respective season of the show. From poor treatment of their partners to… Read more »

Why Staring Into Space Is an Important Strategy for Success

“In the shower we are simply staring into space, washing our hair on autopilot. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Office: How Many Women Jim Dated Across All 9 Seasons

While Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly’s relationship was at the core of The Office throughout its entire 9-season run, the lovable salesman had a couple of notable partners prior to the sitcom couple finally settling down together. The Office, created by Greg Daniels, ran on NBC from 2005 to 2013. The workplace mockumentary was widely popular during its run,… Read more »

How do I know if it’s too much or too little scene description?

Reader question via email from Anonymous: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Talismans

“Any physical object which takes on symbolic meaning to a character or characters.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Pulp Fiction”

Does Ezekiel 25:17 ring a bell in this classic Tarantino scene? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Twitter Plans To Legally Enforce Elon Musk Agreement

Twitter says it is prepared to take legal action to ensure Elon Musk follows through with the original agreement. After first striking a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, Musk had started to show signs that he was no longer quite as keen to take over the platform. Those doubts manifested into a formal… Read more »

The Power of Structured Procrastination

“The beauty of the structured procrastination method is that it recognizes the extreme challenge in changing that pro-tomorrow vein, and… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on August 3rd on our blog and on our Twitter… Read more »

Destiny 2 Savathûn Cosplay Looks Terrifyingly Real | Screen Rant

The Witch Queen, Savathûn, has been brought to life in a new Destiny 2 cosplay. The evil Hive Goddess has been making waves amongst Destiny fans since the release of her expansion The Witch Queen back in February, which is currently regarded as one of Destiny’s best expansions to date. Due to her much-anticipated arrival, Destiny 2’s servers reached… Read more »

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek”

Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and story as psychological journey. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Pixar and the Craft of Storytelling

My popular online class begins Monday, July 18, 2022. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Action Writing in a Screenplay

“More and more, we see an embrace of action writing where the writer in effect directs the action through lines and paragraphs.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Reader Question: How to raise the stakes in the plot?

One suggestion: Focus on and elevate the Protagonist’s psychological stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

MCU Phase 4: Where Gamora Is Now And Which Movies She’ll Be In

The MCU reached its peak with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which brought together all the superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to fight a common enemy: Gamora’s adopted father, Thanos (Josh Brolin). Infinity War saw Thanos fulfilling his plan of wiping out half the universe with the snap of his fingers, and Endgame witnessed… Read more »

Crafting an Effective Series of Shots / Montage

The subject came up recently. Here are two clips from the movie Chocolat. They’re both great and provide some good takeaways for… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Interview: Ms. Marvel | Screen Rant

Ms. Marvel may be the latest MCU series streaming on Disney+, but it’s also part of something much bigger than affects more than fans of Marvel Studios. Not only is Kamala Khan (played with gumption by newcomer Iman Vellani) the first Pakistani Muslim superhero to grace the cinematic universe, her story also provides a rare opportunity for Western audiences to… Read more »

Reader Question: Advice for someone wanting to give writing a full-time shot?

First and foremost, you have to want it. I mean really want it. The competition is fierce. Think of it this way: Any time you aren’t… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Importance of a Strong Story Concept

“It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of a story idea to the eventual success of a spec script.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Reader Question: When can you stop tinkering with a script and finally say “done”?

And for a writer, what the hell does “done” mean? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Importance of Persistence in a Writer’s Life

“PERSIST on telling your story. PERSIST on reaching your audience. PERSIST on staying true to your vision.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Family Chantel: Winter Looks Very Different In Unseen Party Look

The ever-so-inspiring Winter Everett from The Family Chantel showed off how she looks after weight-loss surgery in her glamorous party outfit. While the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off is focused on Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno’s married life, season 4 has become interesting thanks to Winter’s makeover. During her 90 Day Fiancé debut, Winter wasn’t really… Read more »

2022 Willamette Writers Conference

The 56th annual event in Portland, Oregon is scheduled this year from August 4th through August 7th. I’ll be there. How about you? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

60 Second Screenwriter: Should I make a short film?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Steve Carell’s 10 Best Movies, According To Letterboxd

July 1, 2022, marks the big-screen arrival of Minions: The Rise of Gru, Illumination’s origin story about everyone’s favorite despicable cartoon villain. Steve Carell reprises the title role for the fifth time, adding to a highly versatile TV and movie resume that boasts an impressive balance of comedy, drama, animation, supporting work, and starring roles alike. While… Read more »

Three Things About Screenplay Structure

Do not let page count concerns stifle your creativity… or your story. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

60 Second Screenwriter: What’s an elevator pitch?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Rewriting Your Screenplay

Writing is rewriting and rewriting is writing and so on and so forth until the end of time.  It’s easy… The post 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Rewriting Your Screenplay appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

Tom Holland’s Uncharted Netflix Release Date Announced

The Netflix release date for Tom Holland’s action-adventure adaptation Uncharted has been revealed. The movie, which is adapted from the hit Uncharted video game series, was first released in theaters in February of this year, following years of development hell and postponements due to COVID-19. Despite negative critical reviews, the movie was a modest box office success, grossing… Read more »

Crime Pays: The Best OG Crime Movies Uncovered

Our obsession with crime movies is nothing new. Sensational tales of people pushed to extremes by desperation, greed, and self-preservation… The post Crime Pays: The Best OG Crime Movies Uncovered appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Stranger Things Season 4 Ending Explained (In Detail)

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for the Stranger Things season 4 finale. The Stranger Things season 4, volume 2 ending is an explosive one, has major setup for season 5. The stakes have been higher than ever in Stranger Things season 4, with the introduction of Vecna – a terrifying monster eventually revealed to be Dr. Brenner’s Number One…. Read more »

10 Best New Movies To Watch On Disney+ (Updated July 2022)

Disney+ continues to pad out its already large catalog of movies, with the last couple of months putting out a variety of projects from different genres. Up until now, Marvel-related projects have been the big names padding out the platform’s library, but there are some documentaries and family movies as well. Updated on June 30th, 2022 by Guillermo Kurten: July is… Read more »

“You just muscle it out”

Advice on writing the first draft from writer-director Darren Aronofsky. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

House Of The Dragon: Why Viserys’ Heir Is Rhaenyra (& Not His Eldest Son)

The House Of The Dragon trailer revealed Viserys I named Rhaenyra as his heir in an ostentatious ceremony rather than his eldest son, Aegon. Given the monarchical rules of the Game of Thrones world abides by, it is initially unclear on first viewing why Rhaneyra was chosen. However, as confirmed by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book Fire… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: What is a ‘character arc?’

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

20 Strongest Female Characters In The DC Universe | Screen Rant

Before 2017, there wasn’t much significance handed out to female superheroes, and they were generally lumped together with male superheroes in team-up movies. However, enormously strong female characters have lived on in comic books for decades, and they are being given their due popularity now. With films like Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel making female… Read more »

Damien Chazelle’s Guide to Beginnings and Endings

“You’ve got to have a good beginning, a good ending, and no shitty scenes in between.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Superman’s Connection to Humanity Is Redefined by His Savage Redesign

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Jurassic League #2! In the DC Universe, Superman is held up as a beacon of humanity. But surprisingly, it’s his new Jurassic League dinosaur doppelganger that has a better connection with the people of Earth. The Jurassic League reimagines classic DC characters as superpowered dinosaurs. This bizarre world includes regular dinosaurs as… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: How to come up with story ideas?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Welcome To Plathville Stars Barry & Kim Plath Announce Breakup

After dancing around the issue on Welcome to Plathville season 4, Barry and Kim Plath have announced that they’ve split up for good and are seeking a divorce. Kim and Barry are known on the TLC show for their traditional views, and the couple raised their nine children in near isolation from the rest of… Read more »

Prep: From Concept to Outline: “It works!”

When you enroll in this online workshop, you will receive a FREE personalized autographed copy of my book The Protagonist’s Journey! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenwriting 101: Allison Buckmelter

“Just go ahead and start a first draft. That was our big thing before, until the last few years. We wouldn’t want to start a first draft… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Story and the Question of Self-Identity

Every story inevitably raises this question about the Protagonist: “Who am I?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Peter Pan Is a Cosmic Horror as Fables Redefines Disney Lore

Warning: contains spoilers for Fables #152! DC’s Fables series has a knack for reimagining iconic characters with dark makeovers, and now, a Disney favorite is getting the same treatment. The concept behind Fables essentially takes iconic fairy tale characters (often the same ones who have been popularized through Disney movies) and grounds them as realistic people with hopes, dreams, and inner darkness. In Fables, Goldilocks is… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: What is “high concept?”

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: All Clues Emily & Kobe Have Welcomed A New Baby Girl

Newbie couple Emily Bieberly and Kobe Blaise from 90 Day Fiancé are rumored to have given birth to a second baby, a daughter, after having their son, Koban. In a storyline that’s already full of red flags, Emily and Kobe are about to get married, following the two years they spent separated by distance. Kobe… Read more »

Werner Herzog calls three-act structure “brainless.” Is it?

The famous writer-director is teaching an online filmmaking class and his comments about three-act structure are noteworthy. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

60 Second Screenwriter: What is a ‘flashback?’

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenwriting “Hats”

Sometimes when a writer is writing a screenplay, we have to wear other “hats”: Director, Actor, Editor, Producer. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Friends: Why Joey Is So Much Dumber In Later Seasons

Friends first aired in 1994, and by its last episode in 2004, Joey had gotten a lot dumber. The show ran for 10 seasons, making it one of the most successful and well-loved American sitcoms of all time. Over the course of its 10 years, the main group of characters — Chandler, Ross, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel,… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: What’s a subplot?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Spotify Live Events Feed: How To Find Concerts In Your Area

Famously an all-digital music platform, Spotify has added a Live Events Feed to help subscribers find real-life music. This is not the company’s first attempt to get people enjoying music outside of the app, but its willingness to improve on previous efforts is apparent through these kinds of updates. The Spotify app is full of useful little features and… Read more »

Screenwriting “Hats”: Producer

When we write a screenplay, I like to think of the process as one in which we wear several “hats”. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone Is His Only Film He’s Not Sick Of Yet

The Black Phone is the only one of Scott Derrickson’s films that he is not tired of watching yet. Derrickson’s new horror is set in 1978 and stars Ethan Hawke as a child serial killer called “The Grabber.” When one of the Grabber’s young captives, Finney, starts receiving phone calls from the ghosts of the killer’s past… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: Let’s talk story structure

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

American Idol: HunterGirl Reveals Surprising Person Who Gave Best Advice

Throughout her journey on American Idol season 20, runner-up and country singer HunterGirl received a lot of good advice, but the best advice came from a surprising person. HunterGirl is from Winchester, Tennessee, and blew away the American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan at her Nashville audition when she sang Rascal Flatts’… Read more »

Screenwriting “Hats”: Editor

When we write a screenplay, I like to think of the process as one in which we wear several “hats”. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 1 Reason Inception’s Confusing Plot Worked (But Tenet’s Didn’t)

Christopher Nolan‘s Inception works in spite of its confusing plot, while Tenet fails as a result of the same issue. Nolan worked on the screenplay for Inception for nine years, originally planning the project as a horror movie about dream stealers before finally selling it to Warner Bros. in its sci-fi-heist-thriller form. He diligently took his time rewriting the Inception script… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: Do I need to move to L.A.?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Thor 4’s Gorr Is One Of Chris Hemsworth’s Favorite MCU Villains

Chris Hemsworth has named Christian Bale’s Thor: Love and Thunder villain Gorr the God Butcher as one of his favorite enemies throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Having been a staple of the MCU since his debut in 2011’s Thor, Hemsworth has faced droves of baddies in his time as an Avenger and beyond. His latest adventure, the Taika Waititi-directed Love and… Read more »

Screenwriting “Hats”: Actor

When we write a screenplay, I like to think of the process as one in which we wear several “hats”. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Miles Tellers’ New Movie Perfectly Flips His Top Gun Maverick Story

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Spiderhead. Netflix’s new sci-fi thriller Spiderhead perfectly inverts Miles Teller’s Top Gun: Maverick plot, setting up a series of reversals that make both movies more rewarding upon rewatch. Although Netflix’s George Saunders adaptation Spiderhead and Top Gun: Maverick share a director and a star, that is seemingly all that the two… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: Finding Your Voice

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenwriting “Hats”: Director

When we write a screenplay, I like to think of the process as one in which we wear several “hats”. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Buzz Lightyear TV Show Star Opens Up About Chris Evans’ Movie Casting

While audiences continue to be divided on the subject, star Patrick Warburton is excited about Chris Evans’ Lightyear movie casting. Warburton previously took over the role of everyone’s favorite Space Ranger from Tim Allen for the animated TV show Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. The series acted as a spinoff of the Toy Story franchise and was a fictionalized account… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: What are some tips on rewriting a script?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in sixty seconds. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Stimulate Creativity

Sadly, bourbon is not one of them. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

60 Second Screenwriter: What makes a great beginning of a script?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in sixty seconds. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

5 Trademarks of Michael Schur’s Hilarious TV Sitcoms 

Michael Schur is a two-time Emmy-winning writer and producer, known for such esteemed workplace comedies as The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But his heartfelt, relatable characters that are as lovable as they are embarrassing, can be a lot more than a product of their unstable work environments. Schur’s show The Good Place features characters outside the realm of… Read more »

The Latest Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Fold 3 Update Is Bringing Cool Features

Samsung may be hard at work readying its next-generation foldable smartphones, but it isn’t abandoning the 2021 models, which have gotten some cool new features via a recent update. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are Samsung’s current foldable smartphone offerings targeted at different demographics. The former has a clamshell design and a… Read more »

Zelda: Link To The Past World Map Tapestry Took 400 Days To Complete

A dedicated Legend of Zelda fan has created an incredible cross stitch tapestry of A Link to the Past‘s world map. The classic game, which celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year in North America and Europe, established many series conventions whilst also notably giving Zelda protagonist Link some unusually pink hair. A Link to the Past was… Read more »

Interview (Written): Cooper Raiff

Writer, director, and lead actor in the excellent film Cha Cha Real Smooth. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest! These exceptional screenplays were selected from… The post 2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Winners appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Admin

The Boys’ Homelander Unleashes His Inner Monster in Bloody New Art

Warning! Spoilers for The Boys comic book and television series below Homelander is pretty much in a league of his own when it comes to deadly Supe’s in The Boys universe, and in a bloody new piece of comic book cover art, the violent hero is seeing red. Artist Huy Dinh shared their take on… Read more »

Story Type: Buddy Picture

In Hollywood movie circles, there are genres like Horror or Science Fiction, cross genres like Action-Thriller or Drama-Comedy, and… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Mad Max: Furiosa Casting Hints At Young Immortan Joe Story

The recent casting changes made by the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa could hint at the movie featuring an Immortan Joe backstory, too. Not a lot is known about the plot of the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa. Anya Taylor-Joy will play Furiosa while Chris Hemsworth is also signed on to play an as-yet-undisclosed… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 12

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

To Write, Stop Thinking

Think character. Think plot. Think theme. But when you sit down to write, don’t think… feel. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Character Introductions: Part 11

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Michael Giacchino Interview: Lightyear | Screen Rant

Lightyear is taking audiences to infinity and beyond this weekend, as the new Pixar film Toy Story to the man behind the toy that inspired a generation. Touted as Andy’s favorite film in-universe, Lightyear is a spin-off of the franchise that began in 1995, but it acts as part of the world of the first film, telling the origin story of the… Read more »

Video: “The Act One Break”

Another in the terrific screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Post Malone Spent $800k On Rare Magic: The Gathering Card

Post Malone has revealed he spent $800,000 on one of Magic: The Gathering’s most expensive cards, and the purchase seems to have made it the most expensive card in the game’s history. As the popular trading card game has been around since 1993, plenty of cards released in the early days of Magic’s decades-old library would… Read more »

YouTube Music Now Offers Recap Playlists For Individual Seasons

YouTube Music users no longer have to wait until the end of the year to see a recap and access a dedicated playlist of their most-played songs, thanks to the service’s new seasonal recaps. Spotify is largely credited with being the first to start this recap trend with its annual Spotify Wrapped playlists. With the… Read more »

Multiplayer Witcher Game Could Be In Development, Leak Hints

A recent listing from CD Projekt Red’s website hints that The Witcher might be getting its own multiplayer game soon. As of last March, CDPR had confirmed that a new saga of Witcher games was in development, though the company has since remained quiet. The developer hasn’t delved much into multiplayer components, with the mainline Witcher series having remained exclusively single-player since CDPR’s original 2007 title. CD… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 9

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

My Writing Workshop Schedule

Two online workshops this summer… my only ones in 2022! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark Actor Weighs In On House of the Dragon Show

Maisie Williams says she is excited to tune into the new Game of Thrones spinoff show House of the Dragon. Williams played the role of Arya Stark on Game of Thrones across its entire run, and received widespread acclaim for her performance, particularly because she was so young when she took on the part. Arya… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 8

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Interview (Part 1): Laura Kosann

My interview with the writer who not only was named a 2021 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting recipient, but also had two scripts make… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Kojima Productions Confirms PlayStation Relationship Isn’t Over

Kojima Productions confirmed that it still has a good partnership with PlayStation following the announcement of an Xbox exclusive title at the June 12 Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. The announcement surprised many fans who had previously associated the studio with PlayStation, in part due to Death Stranding‘s console exclusivity on Sony’s platform. The assumption that Kojima Productions… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 7

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Send WhatsApp Messages To An Unsaved Number (3 Easy Ways)

WhatsApp users need to create a new contact for every number they want to message, but there is a workaround to send messages to unsaved numbers. Having to save a number to contacts can be annoying and unnecessary, especially if a user just needs to send a single message to someone they don’t need to communicate with in… Read more »

Screenwriting Advice You Should Ignore (And What to Listen to Instead)

Let’s explore the good, the bad, and the ugly in screenwriting advice. Is it just me or does anyone else… The post Screenwriting Advice You Should Ignore (And What to Listen to Instead) appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

American Idol: Carrie Underwood Talks About Overcoming Shyness

Country superstar Carrie Underwood opened up about overcoming her shyness and the support she received from her husband. The singer got her start on season 4 of American Idol, which she won. Since then, she has become one of the show’s most successful winners and is now one of the biggest names in country music. During… Read more »

Stan Lee Revealed a Secret Reason Behind One of Comics’ Oldest Tropes

Comics from the Golden Age and Silver Age can be tough for modern readers to get into, but Stan Lee revealed that there is actually a practical reason for one of their most alienating tropes. The Golden Age of Comics refers to a time period when superhero comics were in their infancy from around 1938… Read more »

Screenwriting Mantra: Enter Late, Exit Early

“You always attack a movie scene as late as you possibly can. You always come into the scene at the last possible moment.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Actor Who Has Played Elvis Presley In Movies | Screen Rant

Over the years there have been an array of actors who have played Elvis Presley in movies. Baz Lurhmann’s new biopic Elvis is not the first to depict the life of the King of Rock and movies have covered a range of his life, including his high school years pre-fame. Elvis Presley himself made 31… Read more »

Thor: Love & Thunder Can Make “Fat Thor’s” Real Name Cooler

Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is one of the most beloved characters in the MCU, and in Thor: Love And Thunder, he can earn the nickname other than “Fat Thor” given to him in Avengers: Endgame. Thor’s appearance controversially changed in Endgame, where his depression is depicted as him becoming overweight and alcoholic. Thanks to his new look, some MCU fans labeled the superhero “Fat Thor,” but his… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 6

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Schmigadoon Season 2 Renewed, Will Parody ‘60s & ‘70s Musicals

Apple TV+ has renewed Schmigadoon! for season 2 almost a year after the show’s release. The musical comedy TV series is created by the Despicable Me writer duo Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. In season 1, the show parodied the Golden Age musicals of the 1940s and ’50s, with Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) and Keegan-Michael Key (Wonka)… Read more »

The Theology of Cinema: Grace

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Modern Family: The 7 Most Annoying Things Claire Ever Did (& The 7 Sweetest)

Longtime fans of Modern Family were conflicted when it came to their love and support for Claire Dunphy. She’s a dedicated and hardworking woman who would do anything for her family. However, Claire can be overbearing and controlling too. She wants her loved ones to succeed so badly that she’s willing to control the entire situation to… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 5

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Character Development Exercise: Switch Protagonists

After all, every character is the Protagonist in their own story. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Doctor Strange 2 Blu-ray Release Date & Best Buy Steelbook Artwork Revealed [EXCLUSIVE]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’s home video release dates, official cover art, Best Buy Steelbook artwork, and bonus features have been revealed, Screen Rant can exclusively announce! Marvel Studios’ followup to Doctor Strange, WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home – the beginning of the MCU’s multiverse story – arrives on Digital June 22 and… Read more »

Ms. Marvel Season 2 Possibility Addressed By MCU Show’s Writer

Ms. Marvel writer addresses whether or not the limited MCU series could receive a season 2. Since the launch of Disney+, Marvel Studios has been granted yet another platform to help expand the MCU through the small screen. Following the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, Marvel has focussed on some of the franchise’s so-far supporting established heroes, with original Avengers like Tony… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 4

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Apart: How ‘Prometheus’ Writer Jon Spaiths Unlocked ‘Alien’ Mythology

Is there anything scarier than being stuck on a spaceship with a blood-thirsty Xenomorph hunting you? Jon Spaiths can think of one thing perhaps more daunting – writing a prequel to one of the most beloved sci-fi horrors of all time, for one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. In 2012, the… Read more »

The One X-Men Power Everyone Has Wished for Would Actually Be a Nightmare

X-Men and X-Factor alumnus Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man’s ability to create endless duplicates (dupes) of himself and reabsorb them has to be one of the most practical powers to apply to everyday life. The average person may not have much use for laser eyes or sticking to walls but everyone has wished they could be… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 3

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Bachelorette: Dale Moss Reportedly Dating Designer Galey Alix

Former winner of The Bachelorette Dale Moss is currently dating designer Galey Alix, eight months after announcing his break-up with Clare Crawley. After getting engaged on Season 16 of The Bachelorette, Moss and Crawley had an on-again, off-again relationship up until the pair split ways for the final time in September 2021. Later, in January 2022, Moss was spotted… Read more »

Mohan Kapur, Zenobia Shroff & Saagar Shaikh Interview: Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel premieres June 8 on Disney+, and the MCU will never again be the same. Not only is Kamala Khan the first Muslim superhero Marvel has introduced, but she’s also probably the biggest fan of the franchise she’s entering. The Pakistani-American teenager, portrayed wonderfully by newcomer Iman Vellani, spends her days dreams about the Avengers – much… Read more »

Set-up and Payoffs

One of the most important narrative elements screenwriters have available to us is set-ups and payoffs. The basic idea is this: We… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Spectrum of Light & Love: Celebrating Pride Month

Happy Pride Month, everyone! It’s time to show your pride! Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor and commemorate… The post A Spectrum of Light & Love: Celebrating Pride Month appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Deadpool 3 Writers Address Initially Being Replaced On MCU Sequel

As they get to work on the next installment of the superhero franchise, Deadpool 3 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick open up about nearly not coming back for the film. Ryan Reynolds is returning to lead the cast of the sequel, the first installment for the Deadpool franchise to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Disney’s… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 2

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Break your story in prep

My only Prep: From Concept to Outline workshop of 2022 begins July 4th. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Dwayne Johnson Hypes Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate In Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson says Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate in Black Adam will please fans. Helmed by Jungle Cruise‘s Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam marks the DCEU debut of former WWE superstar Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock, as the titular ancient Egyptian anti-hero. Johnson has been attached to play the character since 2014, although at that time he was supposed to appear… Read more »

Character Introductions: Part 1

Think there’s nothing to introducing characters in a script? Think again! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

We’re on the road to… somewhere.

A really long-ass bridge… story outlines… and YOU! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Get (& Use) Silver Coins in V Rising | Screen Rant

Silver Coins is a currency in V Rising used for purchasing goods from NPC Merchants found within three of the five regions in Vardoran. Two of these NPCs wander through the first two areas of the game, while the third remains stationary inside a shop within the late-game province. To get Silver Coins in V Rising, Vampire adventurers… Read more »

The Theology of Cinema: Redemption

“Metaphorically bondage can translate into being tied to some event or circumstance in the past, a character bound to it emotionally, even… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Deavan Gives Update On Jihoon Amid Son’s Cancer Battle

While Jihoon Lee of the 90 Day Fiancé franchise remains mum about son Taeyang’s cancer diagnosis, his ex-wife Deavan Clegg is out to expose him. Jihoon, 28, met Deavan, 20, on a dating app and flew to the U.S. to meet her before their 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way debut. Deavan realized she was pregnant right… Read more »

Reader Question: How to go about the query letter process?

“Is there any direction as to how to go about the query process? Should I target a few dream-list agencies or should I paint the town with… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

5 of the Best Writer’s Cabins on Airbnb

Here are some of the most inspiring and beautiful writer’s cabins Airbnb has to offer. Having a getaway this summer… The post 5 of the Best Writer’s Cabins on Airbnb appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Why Disney+ Should Scrap Daredevil’s Original Season 4 Villain Plans

Although Daredevil season 4 didn’t happen on Netflix, a series now confirmed to arrive on Disney+ – and it shouldn’t keep its original villain plans. While details are sparse regarding Netflix’s canceled Daredevil season 4, enough information has been given to paint a picture of what the season may have been like. And while this story would have worked… Read more »

Watch Millie Bobby Brown’s TikTok With Stranger Things Stunt Double

Millie Bobby Brown shares a TikTok of her dancing with her Stranger Things stunt double, as well as several more of her in Eleven’s hospital gown. Brown’s BTS footage comes just days after Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 premiered on Netflix after more than a two-year wait. Season 4 experienced some significant delays due to COVID-19 and the creators’… Read more »

Page One: “Melvin and Howard” (1980)

Written by Bo Goldman Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Silent Hill: True Story & Real Town’s History Explained

Before Silent Hill became a horror film, it was a survival horror video game developed by a team at Konami named Team Silent for the PlayStation in 1999. The game utilized a foggy atmosphere to inhibit the player’s vision while they control Harry Mason on the search for his missing adopted daughter. Its unforgettable landscape and… Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the Finalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 3,600 submissions. Congratulations to these writers! Stay tuned for the Winner announcement on July 6th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens… Read more »

Destiny 2: How To Get The DFA Hand Cannon (& God Roll)

The D.F.A. Hand Cannon is back in Destiny 2 with a complete perk overhaul that has made the weapon better than ever before. D.F.A. is a Kinetic Hand Cannon that had a 140 rounds per minute fire rate, making it the same type of weapon as Fatebringer. The large overhaul kept all of the perks that D.F.A…. Read more »

Spock’s Strange New Worlds Episode Explains His TOS “Amok Time” Choice

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Episode 5 – “Spock Amok” Spock’s (Ethan Peck) dream at the start of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds episode 5 gives new context and explains what happens 8 years later in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, “Amok Time.” Strange New Worlds episode 5, “Spock Amok,”… Read more »

90 Words for “looks” and 115 Words for “walks”

Movies are primarily a visual medium. Therefore as screenwriters, we need to think visually… and write visually. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Video: David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From

Story wisdom from the writer-director of such notable movies as Blue Velvet, Elephant Man, Twin Peaks, and Mulholland Dr. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Refine A Shooting Script (And Still Adapt On Set)

No script is perfect. That’s true for every project and every format of a script — whether it’s a screenplay first draft or the shooting script that makes it onto a film set. But that anecdote applies to shooting scripts especially. As the on-set “production bible,” this document helps keep everyone aligned for every scene… Read more »

Fantastic Beasts 4 Has To Fix Secrets Of Dumbledore’s Tina Mistake

Any potential follow-up to Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will have to resolve several issues with the sputtering franchise, not least of which is the series’ portrayal of Katherine Waterston’s Tina. The Alien: Covenant star, who played a prominent role in both the first Fantastic Beasts film and its much-maligned follow-up, The Crimes of Grindelwald, was conspicuous by… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Page One

A daily series featuring the first page of notable movie scripts from all eras. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Everglow: The Screenplays of NEON

Every filmmaker has their own style — an aura, tone, voice — a glow. NEON is an award-winning independent production… The post Everglow: The Screenplays of NEON appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Star Wars Defends Kenobi’s Reva Actor After Racist Backlash

The official Star Wars Twitter account has defended Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram after the actor received racist backlash on social media. Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the latest Disney+ series set in a galaxy far, far away sees Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) living in… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Songwriters on Songwriting

From David Byrne to Brian Wilson, Joan Baez to Suzanne Vega… wisdom about the creative process from a musical perspective. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How D&D’s Vecna Is Different From Stranger Things 4’s

Stranger Things 4 has introduced a very different version of the classic Dungeons & Dragons villain Vecna. Some changes made to Vecna are obvious ones because of the difference between the worlds of D&D and a live-action series. The other differences, however, are more like twists to the Vecna familiar to D&D players. [Warning: This… Read more »

Deep Work vs. Shallow Work

As writers, we need to protect time for the former from the encroachment of the latter. Here are four strategies to do precisely that. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ms. Marvel Character Posters Reveal Colorful Look at Full Cast

Marvel offers a closer look at characters from the upcoming Ms. Marvel series in some vibrant new images. Marvel has been using its Disney+ shows to offer its less prominent characters more fleshed-out stories, as seen in Moon Knight and Hawkeye. Ms. Marvel follows this trend as it will introduce the character before she makes her film debut in The Marvels beside Brie Larson… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Hollywood Writing Fellowships

List and links to multiple writing and mentoring programs. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sims 4’s New Little Campers Kit Disappoints Players | Screen Rant

The recent release of Sims 4‘s Little Campers Kit has disappointed players who were expecting much more in terms of interactivity. Camping DLC for The Sims 4 became available to download on May 26, providing users with new ways to partake in “creative family fun.” Notably, the new content – priced at $4.99 – consists of backyard… Read more »

Character Type: Loner

“The thing is, we’ve all experienced loneliness and almost all of us are, by our human nature, social creatures. So when we happen upon a… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Most Laughable Photo Filter Fails In The 90 Day Fiancé Franchise

Most 90 Day Fiancé franchise stars keep active on social media, but sometimes their Instagram posts unintentionally make followers crack up over how obvious and ridiculous the photo filters on their pictures are. Becoming a cast member of 90 Day Fiancé or one of its spin-offs often results in an increased presence on Instagram, and… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: 30 Things About Screenwriting

Reflections on and basic tenets about the craft. They represent my take. If any of them resonate with you, great. If not, feel free to… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Don’t Worry, We Already Know THAT Stranger Things Character Won’t Die

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Stranger Things season 4. Stranger Things season 4 teases Nancy Wheeler’s (Natalia Dyer) death at the end of volume 1, but it’s unlikely to actually happen in volume 2. Returning after a three-year absence, Stranger Things 4 is its scariest and most brutal yet, eschewing some of its small town charm… Read more »

Great Scene: “The Big Lebowski”

“Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Big Brother: How A Legends Season Could Happen | Screen Rant

Over the years, Big Brother has produced a number of seasons with returning players, but it hasn’t yet put together a season exclusively comprised of its most legendary players. The first returning player season was season 7, Big Brother: All-Stars, and it featured the highest-caliber Big Brother cast so far. Icons like Dr. Will Kirby,… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Sixty Second Screenwriter

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Story Type: Road Picture

The road may serve as a metaphor for a life journey. Each of us is on a road to somewhere. Movies that reflect this theme can be an… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: Screenwriting Advice From The Past

A series analyzing screenwriting advice from the book “How to Write Photoplays” written in 1920 by Anita Loos and her husband John Emerson. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Lore Origins Of Elden Ring’s Sorceries | Screen Rant

The sorceries of Elden Ring‘s magic system are vast and varied. There are many schools of thought when it comes to Intelligence-based wizardry in the Lands Between, with some finding power in the moon while others find it in the stars. Consequently, there are long histories and traditions surrounding the different sorceries that explain where they… Read more »

Great Scene: “Arrival”

How the 2016 science fiction movie uses a bookend to reveal a remarkable truth… and upend our understanding of time. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: Great Scenes

When you boil it down, screenwriting is scene-writing. Hone your scene-writing ability by studying these scenes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Little People, Big World: Why Fans Still Can’t Stand Matt Roloff

Matt Roloff of Little People Big World has been getting some serious backlash from fans after his feud with his son, Zach Roloff, was revealed. The patriarch has not always been a fan favorite, mainly due to Matt’s selfish habits. Now more TLC viewers are finding Matt’s annoying tendencies hard to ignore. For years, viewers… Read more »

V Rising: How to Find (& Defeat) Tristan The Vampire Hunter

Tristan the Vampire Hunter is a Level 46 V Blood enemy in V Rising, whose defeat unlocks Blood Hunger and the Recipe for Greater Blood Essence. Blood Hunger is a Vampire Power that allows players to instantly identify the Blood Type and Quality of nearby targets. This Power can help Vampires find the optimal prey to… Read more »

The Coen Brothers, Storytelling, and Fate

A poem by Ethan Coen reveals a key clue to the brothers’ story sensibilities. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Just Write: Diablo Cody’s Improbable and Unstoppable Rise

Seemingly out of nowhere, Diablo Cody burst onto the writing scene with a style no one had seen before. For… The post Just Write: Diablo Cody’s Improbable and Unstoppable Rise appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Wolverine Hellfire Gala Art Highlights Mistake The MCU Can’t Make

Warning! Spoilers for X-Men’s Hellfire Gala by Marvel Comics In a great new cover starring Wolverine and Jean Grey for X-Men’s upcoming Hellfire Gala event from Nick Dragotta and Rico Renzi, Marvel Comics highlights something great about Logan that the MCU can’t ignore: His height. In the image, Wolverine dances with his greatest love, Jean… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Screenwriting 101

Hundreds of observations about the craft of screenwriting from professional writers. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How They Write A Script: Paul Schrader

In a previous post, I noted two radically different approaches to writing as represented by Neil Simon, who doesn’t “make outlines at all”… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The 25 Best Sitcoms Of All Time (According To IMDb) | ScreenRant

What are the best sitcoms of all time? Critics debate the point often and almost everyone has a favorite choice. From weird and wild animation to single-camera comedy about the mundanity of everyday life, there’s certainly something out there for every type of viewer and IMDb may hold the answers to the question. Updated on… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: An Argument Against Screenplay Formulas

“We end up with a ceaseless cesspool of formulaic crap carving its way into and ultimately out of Hollywood movie and TV development… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Game Of Thrones Author Reacts To Intense Fan Demand For Winds Of Winter

George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire books that became Game of Thrones, has shared his reaction to the intense demand for the latest novel, The Winds of Winter. Set in the sprawling lands of Westeros and Essos, Martin’s book series and its adaptation sees the inhabitants of the fantasy realm dealing with… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Shots! Shots! Shots!”

Universal Pictures acquires action comedy spec script “Shots! Shots! Shots!” written by Matt Mider and Kevin Burrows. Jason Momoa is… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Bachelorette: Gabby Windey Returns To Social Media After Season

Gabby Windey made her return to social media after filming finally wrapped on the current season of The Bachelorette. Gabby was a fan favorite in the last season of The Bachelor. Clayton Echard did not notice her initially, but she slowly caught his eye with her hilarious personality and striking good looks. The couple eventually got pretty close,… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Black List Writers on the Craft

Some of Hollywood’s top screenwriters share insights from my interviews. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

My Hero Academia Already Confirmed Deku Would Be the Ultimate Villain

While My Hero Academia‘s central hero Deku is introduced as adoring his world’s heroes, that very obsession gives him the potential to become their greatest threat, capable of taking down even Pro Heroes like All Might. In My Hero Academia #1, it’s revealed that in addition to taking notes in class, Deku has also been taking notes to memorialize his… Read more »

Great Scene: “Wonder Woman”

Diana single-handedly takes on the German Army in the breathtaking No Man’s Land scene from the movie Wonder Woman. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Batman & Superman Become One in DC’s Newest Character

Warning: Spoilers for Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #4 ahead! A new, and extremely mysterious, character is joining the DC Universe as artist Dan Mora shares a first look at what appears to be an amalgam character of Batman and Superman, who will debut in Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #4. There are zero details revealed as of now around who or what… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: The Story Behind Script Coverage

Script readers are Hollywood’s threshold guardians, so it behooves writers to try to understand their mindset. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Analysis: “The Tender Bar” — Part 5: Dialogue

A week-long analysis of the 2021 drama starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Big Ed’s Most Embarrassing Moments From The Single Life

“Big” Ed Brown has been a regular on 90 Day: The Single Life, and though he’s off the market after getting engaged to Liz Woods, he’s had several cringey moments on the 90 Day Fiancé spin-off that viewers will never forget. Fans were first introduced to Ed on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Character Introductions

Everything you need to know about the subject… and probably more. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Analysis: “The Tender Bar” — Part 4: Themes

A week-long analysis of the 2021 drama starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s Adam Warlock Actor Addresses MCU Future

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s Adam Warlock actor, Will Poulter, addresses the future for his character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After numerous Easter eggs teasing his eventual arrival, the supreme being was first referenced by name during Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s post-credits scene. Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), leader of the Sovereign race, creates a new superweapon… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Writing Mantras

Some writing inspiration I have picked up along the way. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How Powerful Doctor Strange Really Is In Each MCU Movie

Since his entrance into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe in the movie Doctor Strange back in 2016, Doctor Strange’s powers and abilities have grown massively. However, despite an origin film detailing Stephen Strange’s transformation from prolific surgeon to the mystical Sorcerer Supreme, much of the character’s further development has occurred off camera, providing the MCU’s audience with only a… Read more »

Script Analysis: “The Tender Bar” — Part 3: Characters

A week-long analysis of the 2021 drama starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: Writing and the Creative Life

Dozens of articles about creativity, what it is, how to nurture it, and steer our writing into the center of our creative soul. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

BOTW Speedrunner Breaks World Record With Incredible New Time

A speedrunner has set a new world record for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with an impressive run utilizing the game’s many tricks. Perhaps unusually, the developers of BOTW allowed some known glitches to remain in the game for added entertainment value, which has become a great boon for speedrunners who often take advantage of… Read more »

Reader Question: Who is the Nemesis in “character driven” films?

Is it necessary for more character-oriented movies to feature a specific Antagonist figure? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: Script To Screen

Nearly 100 scenes from scripts compared to the their movie versions. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

CoD Modern Warfare 2 May Include Tradeable Skins, Leak Says

Editor’s Note: A lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges the company has engaged in abuse, discrimination, and retaliation against its female employees. Activision Blizzard has denied the allegations. The full details of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit (content warning: rape, suicide, abuse, harassment) are being updated… Read more »

Script Analysis: “The Tender Bar” — Part 2: Plot

A week-long analysis of the 2021 drama starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Prey Movie Timeline: How Long Before Predator It Takes Place

The newest entry in the Predator franchise, Prey, is set 300 years before the modern-day films, including the 1987 original. Predator was created by Jim and John Thomas, with the first film directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, the leader of a special ops team in the jungles of… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Go Into The Story!

Launched on May 16, 2008, here we are 5,000+ days of blogging later… but what does it all mean? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

MCU Phase 4 Still Hasn’t Explained Endgame’s Biggest Captain America Mystery

Though Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019, the MCU’s Phase 4 still has yet to reveal Captain America’s greatest mystery in the movie. During the battle with Thanos (Josh Brolin), the original shield takes a significant beating while Captain America (Chris Evans) is fighting the Mad Titan one-on-one. Though Steve Rogers wields his shield in one hand and Thor’s hammer,… Read more »

Script Analysis: “The Tender Bar” — Part 1: Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

A week-long analysis of the 2021 drama starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

DC’s Superboy ‘Clone Saga’ Is The Story Fans Actually Deserve

For better or for worse, clones are a mainstay in DC and Marvel Comics, and almost nowhere is that more apparent than in Superboy and Spider-Man‘s publication histories. Clone stories have a reputation of being divisive, or at the very least frustrating for fans, as seen with Spider-Man’s panned “Clone Saga” story that introduced Peter Parker’s double, Ben Reilly. Even so, the trajectory… Read more »

Video: How Aaron Sorkin Creates Musical Dialogue

This 7-minute video analyzes Sorkin’s dialogue in the opening scene of The Social Network and reveals an interesting dynamic in his… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How to Beat Hurstwine in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising | Screen Rant

While exploring the Sorcerer’s Lab during the quest “Where This All Began” in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, CJ and her allies are confronted by Hurtswine, a high-ranking Empire Imperial who made a pact with Isha’s father. The encounter with this Imperial and his group of minions serves as the lead-up miniboss fight before the final boss… Read more »

Great Scene: “Rocky”

How budget issues helped to create the memorable ice rink scene. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Charlie Brown Specials & New Snoopy Show Episodes Coming To Apple TV+

A wide range of Charlie Brown specials, as well as new episodes of The Snoopy Show, are on their way to Apple TV+ this summer. The subscription streaming service debuted The Snoopy Show in early 2021 to a very eager and receptive audience. The series jumped straight back into the lives of the famed beagle,… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: So-Called Screenwriting ‘Rules’

A comprehensive series on the most significant of the supposed screenwriting ‘rules,’ hopefully to put things into proper perspective… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Goku’s Super Saiyan 4 Gets Awesome Redesign in New Fanart

Before the days of Dragon Ball Super, Super Saiyan 4 was the pinnacle form of a Saiyan warrior, the final stage of their evolution that represented the future of Goku and Vegeta’s next-level adventures. While Super Saiyan 4 is one of the latest Saiyan forms introduced (comparatively speaking), it gets a classic redesign in a… Read more »

Humanize Your Nemesis

We don’t need to sympathize with an Antagonist, but it we empathize with them, that makes for a more compelling character. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Scream: 10 Parallels In The Franchise That Reddit Fans Noticed

The Scream horror franchise often mentions other movies from the genre and discusses the rules of survival. But several of the films also feature callbacks to previous entries, and several fans have found that Scream (2022) in particular features quotes and scary scenes that remind audiences of the 1996 movie. Sometimes Sidney Prescott wears clothing that she did in an earlier film,… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Script Reading & Analysis Series

Movie scripts analyzed to depth including Scene-By-Scene Breakdown, Plot, Characters, Themes, Dialogue. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Simpsons’ Latest Future Prediction Is The Darkest Yet

British politicians recently scrapped a rule that limits the acceptable levels of radioactivity present in produce, in a move that will look strikingly familiar for those who have watched Golden Age episodes of The Simpsons. Long before The Simpsons started borrowing South Park plots, the raunchier Comedy Central series aired a legendary episode wherein Butters is… Read more »

Great Scene: “Good Will Hunting”

The bar scene. Will’s classic putdown. And a spin on the ‘meet cute’. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Batgirl Makes an Iconic MCU Moment Even More Hardcore

Warning! Spoilers for Batgirls #6 ahead! There’s little doubt that Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl, is one of the most hardcore members of the Bat-Family. Whether one looks at her early tenure atop Gotham’s rooftops, her work as the ever-present information guru Oracle, or her role as mentor to other Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain, it’s… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Screenwriting Tweetstorms

Twitter threads uploaded by professional screenwriters, TV writers, and producers on a wide variety of subjects. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script To Screen: “Little Miss Sunshine”

The climax of the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine, written by Michael Arndt. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: Story Types

With movies, there are Genres. Cross Genres. Sub-Genres. Also Story Types. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Marvel Just Introduced The MCU’s Most Powerful Mutant Before The X-Men

WARNING: This contains SPOILERS for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The X-Men have yet to make their MCU debut, but Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has already introduced the most powerful mutant in the Marvel universe. Although the film is at its heart a Stephen Strange story, Doctor Strange 2‘s cast goes to show… Read more »

Writing Wisdom from Akira Kurosawa

“You need to get used to the task of writing. You must make an effort to learn to regard it not as something painful, but as routine.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Doctor Strange 2 Post-Credits Character Teased In BTS Photo

Warning: SPOILERS for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Following her debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ post-credits scene, Charlize Theron shares a behind-the-scenes look at her new Marvel Cinematic Universe character, Clea. The sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange continues Benedict Cumberbatch’s sorcerer’s story after Spider-Man: No Way Home and serves as a stepping stone for… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Great Characters

Need inspiration? Here are 100+ articles analyzing great movie characters. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Scene Description Spotlight: “Unforgiven”

The ‘folksy’ narrative voice in sync with the movie’s Western genre and a clean read with strong bursts of imagematic writing. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Go Into The Story Resource: 140 Scene-Writing Prompts

At a fundamental level, screenwriting is scene-writing. Use these prompts to improve your scene-writing chops. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How Minecraft’s 1.19 Update Can Make Ancient Cities More Rewarding

Minecraft‘s yearly update cycle has provided the game and the community with a limitless stream of content, but the dangerous and secluded Ancient Cities in the upcoming Wild Update could benefit from having more rewarding loot. Every year, Mojang holds an event called Minecraft Live where it showcases new and exciting developments regarding the future of… Read more »

Reader Question: What are three good “how to” scripts to read?

Three essential scripts for learning the craft. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Never Have I Ever Season 3 Gets August Premiere, First Look Images

Never Have I Ever season 3 will premiere in August and now, the Netflix series is sharing first look images. Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, the coming-of-age comedy show debuted on the streaming platform back in 2020 and quickly became a hit among viewers. The series follows Devi, an Indian-American high school student, as… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Reader Questions

Nearly 300 questions on virtually any subject related to screenwriting with my responses and feedback from Go Into The Story readers. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Simpsons Secretly Fixed Something Matt Groening Hates

For a second time, The Simpsons season 33 brought back Matt Groening’s least favorite character, Database, but this time the show made his appearance more palatable for the show’s famous creator. The Simpsons has a cast of thousands, meaning it is not uncommon for characters to be absent from the show for multiple seasons at… Read more »

Go Into The Story Script Reading & Analysis: “Spencer”

A week-long analysis of the British royalty biopic drama script and movie. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ratatouille: 9 Quotes That Prove Remy And Linguini Have The Best Disney Friendship

2022 has proven to be a success for Pixar with new hit animated film releases like Turning Red making a splash. Friendship is a central aspect of Turning Red, as Mei Lee needs help and support from her group of friends as she goes through a difficult life change. This, of course, is not the first time Pixar… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Spencer” — Part 6: Takeaways

A week-long analysis of the British royalty biopic drama script and movie. Download. Read. Discuss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Smallville Had A Unique Guest Star Problem | Screen Rant

Having run for ten seasons, Smallville featured a staggering number of supporting actors in smaller roles, but it also encountered a very unique problem among its many guest stars. Detailing the origins of Superman, Smallville follows a teenage Clark Kent as he learns how to manage his powers and his destiny while following the path to becoming the iconic… Read more »

Screenplays Are Stories, Not Formulas

“If you go in with formula, you come out with formula.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ms. Marvel Show Casts Bollywood Star Farhan Akhtar | Screen Rant

Bollywood actor/singer Farhan Akhtar has been added to the cast of Ms. Marvel, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe series coming to Disney+. The show will focus on Kamala Khan, played by MCU newcomer Iman Vellani. Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American high schooler who lives in Jersey City. A dreamer who is obsessed with superheroes (Captain Marvel in… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Conversations With Billy Wilder

A 28-part journey through the wonderful book “Conversations with Billy Wilder” focusing on the master filmmaker’s take on screenwriting… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Benedict Cumberbatch Taking Break From Acting After Doctor Strange 2

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals he is taking a break from acting after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, though doesn’t indicate how long. Cumberbatch returns to lead the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel alongside Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West… Read more »

Carl Jung on the structure of dreams

Subconscious stories revealed in our sleep in four acts. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Obi-Wan Kenobi Gets Special Disney+ Section to Help Fans Prepare

In preparation for this month’s premiere of the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Disney+ has created a special section on the streaming service focusing on the character. The upcoming show is the latest in the Star Wars franchise as Disney expands the beloved science-fiction universe through a litany of new television projects. Set 10 years after… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Interviews

Over the years, I have interviewed nearly 200 screenwriters, filmmakers, and industry insiders. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “Get Out”

Missy hypnotizes Chris and sends him down into the Sunken Place. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Saved By The Bell Season 2 Will Be Its Last As Peacock Cancels Show

Saved By The Bell has been canceled by Peacock, with the reboot of the classic nineties sitcom ending its short run with two seasons and twenty episodes. The series was developed by Emmy winner Tracey Wigfield and featured most of the original cast reprising their roles, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Elizabeth Berkley, and Mario Lopez, as well… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Daily Dialogue

The Daily Dialogue series not only as great information to aid in our dialogue-writing practice, each daily post reminds us of some great… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Iron Man’s Final Tribute to Odin Honors Their Special Connection

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Thor #24 When fans think of Iron Man and his known associations with other Marvel characters, one’s mind likely doesn’t jump to Thor’s father, Odin, as the two haven’t shared an ample amount of comic panel time together throughout their respective histories. However, in his final tribute to Odin,… Read more »

Great Scene: “Full Metal Jacket”

Private Pyle declares “I am in a world of shit” and his subsequent actions prove the point. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Elden Ring Mod Brings Darth Vader Into the Lands Between

An impressive Elden Ring mod lets players become Darth Vader and fight through the Lands Between with a lightsaber. FromSoftware’s open-world epic casts players as a Tarnished, an undying warrior who seeks to conquer demigods and become the next Elden Lord. Fan-made mods recently added Darth Maul and Guts to Elden Ring as playable characters, and now players can become the most iconic Sith… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Guides to Classic Movies

Selected by GITS readers, a compilation of notable movies from the 1930s through 1990s, plus some classic international films. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “The Exorcist”

“Regan sits up and with a nightmare slowness, a fraction at a time, her head begins to turn, swiveling like a mannequin’s and creaking… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Young Sheldon Reveals Missy’s Worst Trait Came From Mary

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Young Sheldon season 5. Young Sheldon has revealed that Missy (Raegan Revord) got her worst trait from her mother, Mary (Zoe Perry). It’s no secret that the pair doesn’t have the best relationship, as they tend to antagonize each other. But despite their differences, Missy and Mary actually share a destructive trait… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: A Screenwriter’s Guide to Aristotle’s “Poetics”

You know you should read it. This 44-part series takes you through all of “Poetics” and offers analysis from a screenwriter’s perspective. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Mark Hamill Reacts to Star Wars Actor’s Incredible Boba Fett Collection

Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill shares his reaction to the late Jeremy Bulloch’s amazing Boba Fett merchandise collection. Earning his role in the Empire Strikes Back thanks to his half-brother who was working as one of the film’s producers, Bulloch was the first actor to bring the fan favorite bounty hunter to life on screen…. Read more »

Script Analysis: “Spencer” — Part 1: Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

A week-long analysis of the British royalty biopic drama script and movie. Download. Read. Discuss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Star Trek: Picard Star Reveals if Seven & Raffi Can Ever Be Together

Warning! Spoilers for Star Trek Picard Season 2 Episode 9 Star Trek: Picard star Jeri Ryan talks about the future of the relationship between her character Seven of Nine and Raffi (Michelle Hurd.) Ryan reprises her role after originally appearing on Star Trek: Voyager for four seasons, along with other Star Trek alums like Patrick Stewart and Brett… Read more »

Go Into The Story Resource: Annual Spec Script Market Reports

Detailed information and statistics on every verified spec script deal from 2008–2021, and analysis of the spec script market and business… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Emmett Has No Powers In The Twilight Movies | Screen Rant

Kellan Lutz’s gentle giant Emmett Cullen has no powers in the Twilight movie adaptations, a character detail that is surprisingly consistent with the novel saga. The Twilight saga changed traditional vampire lore quite a lot, but the novels and movies weren’t always consistent when it came to how these changes worked. For example, many of Twilight’s… Read more »

Great Scene: “Double Indemnity”

“There’s a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Hamza Praised For Protecting His Baby On Instagram

Hamza Moknii received praise from 90 Day Fiancé fans for protecting his and Memphis Smith’s baby daughter’s privacy in a photo he posted on Instagram. The 26-year-old man was in Tunisia when he met Memphis, 34, on an international dating site. The 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days couple dated for eight months before Memphis… Read more »

Friends: How Did Joey Pay For The Boat (Is It A Plot Hole?)

Towards the end of Friends season 6, Joey inadvertently spends $20,000 on a boat at a silent auction, and though he ends up loving the “Mr. Beaumont,” it’s hard to imagine how Joey, a constantly out-of-work actor, could ever have afforded it. In Friends season 7, Rachel teaches Joey how to sail, meaning he obviously kept the boat… Read more »

SYS Podcast Episode 429 – Ivan Sen On Building A Story Around A Location (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 429 – Ivan Sen On Building A Story Around A Location . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Legends Of Tomorrow Cancelled At The CW After Seven Seasons

Legends of Tomorrow will not be back for an eighth season as the showrunner has officially confirmed the Arrowverse drama’s end. It has been a different year for viewers of The CW shows, particularly the Arrowverse. Traditionally, The CW has given early renewals to most of their series at the start of each new year,… Read more »

Selling Sunset: ‘Hi, Peasants’ & More Memorable Christine Quinn Quotes

Christine Quinn has always played the villain on Selling Sunset, and season 5 is no exception, as she continues to bring both the drama and iconic sayings. Fans have quoted Christine ever since she said “she can sit on the floor until she proves herself” in the very first episode of the show in reference to… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 29

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Two of the Most Important Storytelling Concepts You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the biggest challenges in writing a screenplay — in writing anything, really — is deciding how to tell the story…. The post Two of the Most Important Storytelling Concepts You’ve Never Heard Of appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

Spider-Man 2002 Director Sam Raimi Recalls Fan Backlash Against Him

Sam Raimi reflects on fans’ initial backlash to him being hired to direct Spider-Man. Raimi is about to kick off the summer movie season for 2022 with the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, his first film as a director in nine years. The first week of May not only is the… Read more »

The Shining: The True Story & Real-Life Hotel Behind The Movie

The Shining was a fictional tale but the setting was inspired by the true hauntings within Colorado’s Stanley Hotel. Stephen King’s The Shining book was the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece film. A sequel to The Shining (and based on the book of the same name), Doctor Sleep, released in 2019 to middling economic and critical success. The… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 28

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,000 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on May 25th here and on our Twitter and… Read more »

Bart Allen’s Whole DC Comics History Captured in One Epic Speed Force Panel

The entire DC Comics history of Bart Allen AKA Impulse was once depicted through the Speed Force in an epic panel. The young speedster reminisces about his past as a part of the Flash Family as he shows the extent of his powers. The Flash Family spans throughout the DC Universe, beginning with Jay Garrick and… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 27

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Telltale’s Walking Dead Game was Originally a Left 4 Dead Spinoff

As Telltale’s The Walking Dead approaches its ten-year anniversary, developers reveal that the groundbreaking series was supposed to be set in the world of Left 4 Dead. In those ten years, Telltale’s The Walking Dead has wowed audiences with its impactfully emotional story of survival, hope, despair, and family. It was both a record-breaking critical and commercial success, bringing Telltale… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 26

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Close Encounters with Greatness: Steven Spielberg’s Lifetime of Achievements

“I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” — Steven… The post Close Encounters with Greatness: Steven Spielberg’s Lifetime of Achievements appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 25

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Archive Chats In WhatsApp | Screen Rant

WhatsApp allows users to organize their inbox by keeping some chats in the archive section. Essentially, the feature hides an individual or a group conversation from the main ‘Chats’ menu on WhatsApp, but it can also help users keep the required chats in the inbox menu and non-required chats away. Another way WhatsApp users can… Read more »

What Rachel Is Up To After 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days Season 2

Rachel Walters is a fan favorite from 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days season 2, and she has continued connecting with fans over milestones in her life since the show ended. The New Mexico native fell in love with English, Jon Walters, and the pair have been struggling to make their long distance relationship… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 24

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The DCEU Suicide Squad’s Worst Line Hints at How to Defeat Superman

The worst line uttered throughout the DCEU film Suicide Squad sparked equal amounts of outrage and humorous disbelief in fans because of just how bad the dialogue was. But weirdly enough, it was actually beneficial to the team as it hints at how to defeat Superman himself. When each member of the Suicide Squad are introduced… Read more »

The Batman’s Best Villain Change Is Falcone (Not Penguin Or Riddler)

Warning! Spoilers ahead for The Batman The Batman from director Matt Reeves is a bold reimagining of Bruce Wayne, Gotham City, and its villains. This includes John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, one of the city’s biggest crime bosses, who receives the perfect changes to his backstory, tying him even closer to the legacy of Batman and his… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 23

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How to Effectively Use the Rule of Threes in Your Script

“Three is a magic number. Yes it is, it’s a magic number.” Things in movies and TV shows tend to… The post How to Effectively Use the Rule of Threes in Your Script appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

Ant-Man 3 Star Explains How The #MeToo Movement Empowered Her On Set

Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope van Dyne/the Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has given details on how the #MeToo movement helped her feel empowered on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The upcoming film will be the third in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man trilogy, following 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The threequel will be directed by… Read more »

Green Lantern Corps Unites in An Epic DC Comics Group Cosplay

In an epic group cosplay showcasing some of the most iconic Green Lanterns to take flight in the pages of DC Comics, several ring-bearers get the due they deserve. Cosplayer @odfel shared the group ensemble, which features some of the most notable faces from the Green Lantern Corps, including Kilowog, Hal Jordan, and Alan Scott…. Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 22

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Evil Dead Video Reveals Never Before Seen Look at 2013’s Gory Reboot

A new video from director Fede Alvarez reveals never before seen photos from the set of Evil Dead. After Army of Darkness in 1992, Sam Raimi left horror fans craving Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams. That unfortunately never happened, but in 2013, the series was rebooted by Alvarez, with Williams having… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 21

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS Podcast Episode 428 – From Doc to Narrative filmmaker of movie starring Chris Pine (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 428 – From Doc to Narrative filmmaker of movie starring Chris Pine . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Winners

Congrats to the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition! Just the Thing for a Day Like This by Cyn Nooney was selected from almost 800 submissions as our Grand Prize Winner, and Claim by Fiona Ennis was this year’s Runner-Up. In Just the Thing for a Day Like This the newlywed young… Read more »

New Skate 4 Gameplay Footage Leaked Online | Screen Rant

Early pre-alpha gameplay footage of Skate 4 has leaked online, showcasing a brief look at development progress on the long-awaited skating title. Publisher Electronic Arts announced the next Skate game during EA Play 2020, with key members from the original EA Black Box team attached to lead development. The crew has since formed a Skate-dedicated production… Read more »

Helen Mirren Believes She’ll Return For Fast & Furious 10

Helen Mirren shares her hopes and belief that she will return for 2023’s Fast & Furious 10. The sequel has been newly dubbed Fast X as filming gets underway. Originally starting as a riff on the Point Break formula with 2001’s The Fast & the Furious, the series has expanded into a cultural juggernaut with ten films and counting, with an ever-expanding… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 20

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Russian Doll Season 2 Cast & Character Guide | Screen Rant

Warning: Contains spoilers for Russian Doll season 2. In Russian Doll Season 2, much of the season 1 cast returns alongside a selection of new characters. Russian Doll Season 1 followed Nadia and Alan as they were trapped in a time loop that saw their repeated deaths. Russian Doll Season 2 has a new take… Read more »

Puff, Puff, Pass: The Dopest Stoner Comedies

It’s that joyous time of year again. Time to stock up on munchies, slip on your most comfortable slippers, and… The post Puff, Puff, Pass: The Dopest Stoner Comedies appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

The Nanny Fan Recreates 13 Of Fran Drescher’s Iconic Outfits in New TikTok

A fan of the ‘90s sitcom The Nanny has perfectly recreated 13 of Fran Drescher’s iconic outfits. The Nanny ran for six seasons between 1993-1999, starring Drescher as Fran Fine, who was working in a bridal shop in Flushing Queens before getting dumped by her boyfriend, Danny Imperiali. Fran then becomes The Nanny to Mr…. Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 19

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Blumhouse’s New Dracula Movie Scrapped 3 Weeks Before Filming

The new Dracula movie being produced by cult horror company Blumhouse and Miramax has officially been axed just three weeks before shooting was due to start. Mina Harker, as the film was titled, was set to reinvent Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel for the modern age, focusing on the female protagonist and love interest famously… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Streets Of Rage”

DJ2 Entertainment acquires action spec script “Streets of Rage” written by Derek Kolstad. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

League of Legends Champion Roadmap Teases Aurelion Sol Rework

Riot Games has released another League of Legends Champion Roadmap with a number of updates on what the League of Legends team has been working on. Riot teased big changes coming to Aurelion Sol, announcing that an entire rework of the champion’s kit is coming in a future patch. The news comes months after Aurelion… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 18

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Elden Ring DLC Can Honor Let Me Solo Her Better Than Fan Art

The legendary co-op player “Let me solo her” has quickly become an Elden Ring icon, and FromSoftware should pay tribute to this powerful player in downloadable content. The open-world fantasy epic takes the Dark Souls formula and expands it to encompass the massive world of the Lands Between. Elden Ring features both grueling boss fights and seamless multiplayer mechanics, which together have led to… Read more »

Aaron Paul Nearly Had A Cameo In Upcoming Weird Al Movie

Aaron Paul almost filmed a cameo for the upcoming WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story but had to drop out at the last minute. Paul is primarily known for his work on Breaking Bad and the sequel film El Camino with the former netting him 3 Emmy Awards. He’s also had lead roles on shows such as Westworld, The Path,… Read more »

SYS Podcast Episode 427 – Directing A Day To Die, one of Bruce Willis’ last movies (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 427 – Directing A Day To Die, one of Bruce Willis’ last movies . Welcome to Episode 427 of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast. I’m Ashley Scott Meyers, screenwriter and blogger with sellingyourscreenplay.com. Today I’m interviewing Wes Miller. He is a Lawyer turned Filmmaker, really smart guy… Read more »

Go Into The Story Interview: Michael Ballin and Thomas Aguilar

My interview with 2021 Black List writer. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 16

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How to Write a Synopsis [w/ Free “Whiplash” Synopsis Example]

How to write a synopsis for a movie.  If you want to learn how to write and sell a script, you must also learn how to write a synopsis. A movie is based on a screenplay, but that screenplay is based on a story. And a story in its purest form can be found in… Read more »

Great Scene: “As Good As It Gets”

Melvin and Carol take a pre-dawn walk leading to a compliment, a kiss … and another kiss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Screenwriting Competitions & Fellowships: What You Need to Know Before Applying

Every spring, writers worldwide work hard to launch themselves in the industry with the help of writing programs. And there are so many; naturally it’s difficult to know not only which ones are worth your time and/or money but also which ones will best meet your needs as an aspiring screenwriter. In fact, the main… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 15

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

100 Comedies Edgar Wright Absolutely Loves

It doesn’t matter what movies you love the most — director Edgar Wright is a household name at this point,… The post 100 Comedies Edgar Wright Absolutely Loves appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Fellowship Of The Rings’ Biggest Book Changes Help Make It LOTR’s Best Film

Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings installment, The Fellowship of the Ring, was released in 2001, and notably made a few changes from the source material—changes that help make it the best film in the acclaimed series. Jackson’s trilogy is widely regarded as one of the best of all time, receiving critical acclaim as well as… Read more »

Superman Fan Art Proves Haters Wrong About His Villains

The rogues gallery of Superman is finally getting the respect it deserves in a killer piece of fan art. A new work from artist Jazz Dunn puts the Man of Steel to the test by pitting him against his entire coterie of supervillains. The stunning work shows just how overwhelmingly powerful Superman’s antagonists are and pushes back against… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 14

This is the 12th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Reflections on Carl Jung : Become Who You Are

Carl Jung’s theory of individuation is directly applicable to the Protagonist’s journey in a screenplay. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Kids in the Hall Reboot Trailer Reveals First Look At Stars’ Returns

The first trailer for the Kids in the Hall reboot series has arrived, providing a look at the cult sketch comedy’s returning stars. It’s been 27 years since the cast of The Kids in the Hall were last seen together. Comedians Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson, Bruce McCulloch, and Kevin McDonald first began bringing their… Read more »

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer May Confirm How Eleven Gets Powers Back

Netflix’s Stranger Things season 4 trailer might have just confirmed how and why Eleven gets her powers back. At the end of Stranger Things season 3, Eleven lost her powers after an epic confrontation with the Mind Flayer, which left her seriously wounded. However, in the recently released season 4 trailer, Eleven’s powers are teased in several… Read more »

How They Write A Script: Diablo Cody

If there’s a modern day ‘talisman’ for anybody who dreams of breaking into Hollywood as a screenwriter, that would have to be Diablo Cody… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest. These projects were selected from almost 9,600 submissions…. The post 2022 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Admin

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 12

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Daredevil Season 3 Ending Explained: The Birth of Bullseye

Netflix’s Daredevil season 3 was one of Marvel Television’s strongest shows, and the finale left the Man Without Fear’s life transformed. There’s a sense in which Daredevil was Marvel Netflix’s flagship TV show: it was the first to launch in 2015, setting the tone for everything that followed, and all of Daredevil‘s three seasons were a tremendous success. Daredevil was… Read more »

Great Scene: “Alien”

The famous “chestburster” scene from the 1979 horror science fiction movie. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 11

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Legacies Season 4’s Gods Storyline Makes Absolutely No Sense

Legacies season 4 has taken a big swing and fully introduced the concept of gods, but in doing so revealed the show’s mythology regarding the deities makes absolutely no sense. It’s unclear if Legacies will be renewed for season 5, but season 4 certainly has the feel of a show going for broke in the final season…. Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Batshit”

Universal Pictures acquires thriller spec script “Batshit” written by Ryan Belenzon and Jeff Gelber. Via THR: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How Much Jeopardy Paid Dr. Oz To Guest Host The Game Show

A recent senate disclosure form has revealed how much Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, was paid to guest-host the game show Jeopardy!. Oz is a TV personality, author, and current Republican political candidate running for Senator. After beginning his medical career in 1986, Oz transitioned into television when he appeared in an episode of… Read more »

How 24’s Most Progressive Story Created Its Best Villain

Like most of the TV series, 24 season 2 had right-wing undertones for the majority of its run. A little over a year after 9/11, its initial main plotline of a group of heroic counter-terrorism agents working to thwart an Islamist plot to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles felt in sync with the neoconservative… Read more »

Video: 10 Screenwriting Tips from Jane Campion

How she wrote and directed The Power of the Dog and Piano. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Every Shrine of Throtus Punchus Piece Location

In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, finding every location of the Shrine of Throtus Punchus pieces will provide players a permanent bonus to their damage output. There are a total of six shrines throughout the Wonderlands Overworld that players have to complete in order to earn a permanent bonus for their Fatemakers. After collecting all four pieces to… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Nightmare Alley” — Part 6: Takeaways

A week-long analysis of the thriller script and movie. Download. Read. Discuss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Doctor & Companion Who Should Return For Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary

Who should receive an invitation to Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary special in 2023? Doctor Who finds itself in need of regeneration as its 60th birthday bash beckons. Despite widespread praise for Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, Chris Chibnall’s tenure as Doctor Who showrunner started divisively, and only compounded those criticisms with Doctor Who: Flux, which failed to answer its big… Read more »

Page One: “The King of Staten Island” (2020)

Written by Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, and Dave Sirus Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Catwoman Cosplay Proves Her Purple Suit Belongs in the Movies

Gotham’s notorious cat burglar, Catwoman, is no stranger to having iconic costumes throughout DC comics history. The stylish design of the heroine makes appearances in popular DC films like Batman Returns and The Dark Knight Rises. Matt Reeves’ The Batman film also features Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravits) in stylish looks from Catwoman’s trendsetting past. However, one cosplayer is proving why Catwoman’s… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 8

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Oprah Winfrey & Viola Davis to Unite for New Netflix Special Interview

Viola Davis is to join Oprah Winfrey for a sit-down interview in, Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event. The 56-year-old actress rose from humble beginnings to become one of Hollywood’s most prestigious talents. Beginning her career on Broadway, Davis went on to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Rose Lee Maxson in the… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Ending Things”

Amazon Studios acquires action thriller spec script “Ending Things” written by Kevin Sullivan. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

90 Day Fiancé: Ariela’s Birthday Post For Biniyam Fuels Breakup Rumors

Ariela Weinberg from 90 Day Fiancé has shared a birthday message for her husband, Biniyam Shibre, that is fueling breakup rumors. Biniyam and Ariela debuted on 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 2 and welcomed their son Aviel Shibre toward the end of the season. Despite the language barrier, cultural differences, and financial problems,… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 7

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Michelle Yeoh Shares Emotional Reaction To Everything Everywhere Script

Michelle Yeoh, the star of the multidimensional science-fiction comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, has shared her reaction to reading the script for the first time in an emotional interview. Written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka The Daniels), the movie follows laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (Yeoh) who develops the power to exist… Read more »

The 10 Best Bruce Willis Films Ever

Celebrating the iconic actor Bruce Willis’ best roles. The news that Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder… The post The 10 Best Bruce Willis Films Ever appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Every Minikit in Attack of the Clones

In LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, some of the collectibles that can be found are the 25 Minikits in Episode II: Attack of the Clones. These 25 Minikits are divided into groups of five, with one set being located within each mission. Many of them can be found during the Story Mode playthrough of the game,… Read more »

Solve A Hollywood Murder In The Atlas Mystery [EXCLUSIVE]

The Atlas Mystery is an upcoming VR puzzle game developed by the studio behind Belko VR: An Escape Room Experiment. Belko VR is a game that is set in the world of James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment, where office workers are forced to kill each other as part of a horrific game. People with an HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Valve… Read more »

Avatar Game Follows Avatar 2’s Footsteps In The Worst Way

Massive Entertainment is in the midst of developing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and it may be suffering the same fate as the perennially delayed Avatar 2. James Cameron’s 2009 science fiction epic is slated to eventually receive four sequels, but has gone more than a decade without a proper follow-up, since Avatar 2‘s release keeps getting pushed back. Frontiers of… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 6

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Boundless: The Scientist, Explorer, & Filmmaker James Cameron

“Being an explorer is to be a storyteller…” — James Cameron James Cameron has always been drawn toward the unknown…. The post Boundless: The Scientist, Explorer, & Filmmaker James Cameron appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Every Minikit in A New Hope

There are five levels for each episode in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and each one has five Minikits to collect, including the missions in A New Hope. Some of the Minikits are inaccessible in the first playthrough due to character restrictions, so players will need to repeat levels in order to collect all 25…. Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 5

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Script Analysis: “Nightmare Alley” — Part 2: Plot

A week-long analysis of the thriller script and movie. Download. Read. Discuss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Apple Fitness+ Gets Postpartum Exercises – Here’s How To Find Them

Apple Fitness+ has added a postpartum fitness program to the service, almost exactly one year after introducing pregnancy workouts. While Apple is largely known as a hardware company, it also offers a number a premium subscription services, including Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple Fitness+. Although some of these services, such as Apple Music,… Read more »

“The Protagonist’s Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling”

My book is now available both as a paperback and eBook. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Starlight’s Boys Origin Is Originally Much Darker In The Comics

Warning! Spoilers for The Boys comic book series below Almost every superhero in pop culture has some sort of tragic origin and Starlight from The Boys is no exception, as her original backstory was much darker in the comics. While it’s yet to be explored in The Boys streaming series, Annie January has one of the darkest origins in comic books,… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Nightmare Alley” — Part 1: Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

A week-long analysis of the thriller script and movie. Download. Read. Discuss. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

And the Oscar Winners Were…

Want to learn the craft? Read Academy Award-winning scripts. The Oscars are the most coveted and prestigious awards in the… The post And the Oscar Winners Were… appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

X-Men Fans Are Begging Marvel To Remember One Forgotten Mutant

Ever since Marvel Comics brought back its first ever openly transgender character, the mutant Jessie Drake, in last year’s LGBTQ+ anthology Marvel Voices: Pride #1, fans have been desperate to see this underutilized character in comics again. Jessie has only appeared three times since her debut 25 years ago, and it is far past time that Marvel brings her back into… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 3

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work my… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 2

This is the 13th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Several reasons which I’ll work… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

New Grayson, Flash & Teen Titans Omnibuses Coming To DC Fans

It has been announced that DC Comics will be collecting a series of titles in new omnibuses, such as Grayson, New Teen Titans, The Flash, Fables, and several more. The collections include several fan favorite runs on comics that have never been brought together in one printing before. In the expanding DC Universe, there are… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Project Artemis”

Apple TV+ acquires drama spec script “Project Artemis” written by Rose Gilroy. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Marvel’s Moon Knight Show Is Getting Review-Bombed | Screen Rant

Marvel’s new series, Moon Knight, is getting review-bombed on IMDB for a particular moment in the first episode. Review-bombing is a modern practice where a fandom shows its disapproval of a project by inundating review sites with negative reviews. Usually, this is done in response to a particular creative decision or fans disagreeing over a project’s… Read more »

Interview (Part 5): Michael Kujak

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script Follow. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

All Of The Spirits In Thirteen Ghosts, Explained | Screen Rant

  The 2001 Dark Castle horror remake Thirteen Ghosts is a highly underrated cult item, mostly thanks to its great line-up of angry spirits; here are all 13 ghosts in Thirteen Ghosts explained. Alas, poor Dark Castle Entertainment. Formed in 1999, Dark Castle was named after B-movie pioneer William Castle and was designed with the goal of… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Zootopia” — Scene By Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Love Is Blind: Why Nick Lachey Is Defending Himself After Altercation

Nick Lachey, the co-host of Netflix’s Love Is Blind, is defending himself after an altercation with a photographer. Nick’s crisp and clean boy band persona is about to be wiped away as the singer tries to bounce back from a recent scandal. Love Is Blind season 2 just concluded, but the drama doesn’t seem to be over. Nick… Read more »

Interview (Part 4): Michael Kujak

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script Follow. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty March Challenge: Day 31

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Interview (Part 3): Michael Kujak

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script Follow. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty March Challenge: Day 30

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“The Protagonist’s Journey”

The eBook version is now officially available! Soft cover version arriving soon! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 Zero Draft Thirty March Challenge: Day 29

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

All Overworld Bosses Locations in Elden Ring Shown on Handy Fan Map

There are many bosses the Tarnished can face in Elden Ring and one player recently took it upon themselves to mark the location of every single one that does appear in the overworld. FromSoftware’s venture into an open world is a massive title filled with so much content that many players still have not uncovered all… Read more »

Interview (Part 1): Michael Kujak

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script Follow. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

When Moon Knight Takes Place In The MCU Timeline | Screen Rant

Moon Knight stands on its own far more than most films and TV series in the MCU, but when exactly does the 2022 Disney+ series fall in the franchise’s official timeline? After spending a decade building up to the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame serves as the major event that most of Phase 4 is building… Read more »

SYS Podcast Episode 424 – Christopher Vogler and The Writer’s Journey (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 424 – Christopher Vogler and The Writer’s Journey . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Batgirl Is In Final Week Of Shooting, Confirms Leslie Grace

Leslie Grace confirms her DCEU film Batgirl is entering its final week of filming. A movie centered on Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, has been in the works for years now, with now-controversial creator Joss Whedon initially being attached to write and direct the film back in 2017. Since then, Batgirl has changed hands and will now be… Read more »

The Batman: Pattinson’s Batmobile Is Secretly A Brutal Batfleck Connection

Warning! Spoilers ahead for The Batman While Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is a much younger and different vigilante in The Batman, he does share a brutal commonality with Ben Affleck’s version of the Dark Knight when it comes to their Batmobiles. Unlike Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne seen in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Pattinson still holds… Read more »

Superman’s Weirdest Power Proves He’s Not As Pure As He Pretends

While Superman has become known as a pillar for truth, justice, and the American Way in DC Comics, his weirdest ability proves he’s not as pure as he pretends to be. Superman has a medley of out-of-this-world powers including flight, heat vision, and super strength, but one ability stands above the rest as being truly… Read more »

More Writing Time by Organizing Work Time

Five tips to work smarter and create more time for your writing life. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Wrestler: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Movie

Darren Aronofsky has given audiences some of the most talked-about films of the past twenty years. Movies like Requiem For A Dream have reached iconic cult status, while features like Black Swan have been praised at award shows. The Wrestler is one of Aronofsky’s highest-rated movies. RELATED: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain Fans might say it is one… Read more »

The Poetry of Screenwriting

When writing scene description, think poetry instead of prose. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Great Scene: “The Apartment”

The ending of the classic 1960 film. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

20 Best Action Scripts to Download and Read for Free

Download the 20 best action scripts for free and learn from the pros.  If you are a budding action/adventure writer, you’ve picked a great genre and should be reading as many of the best action scripts and adventure scripts as possible. Study them. Break them down. Note how the action scenes are handled on the… Read more »

How To Level Up Fast in Ghostwire: Tokyo | Screen Rant

In Ghostwire: Tokyo, it’s important for Akito to level up fast so that he may become more in sync with KK and master the use of new skills, ethereal weaves, and equipment. There are plenty of ways for players to earn more XP in the game quickly, particularly if they know exactly where to look as they… Read more »

‘Don’t Look Up’, ‘CODA’, ‘Hacks’, ‘Succession’ Win Big at the 2022 WGA Awards

Hosted by comedian Ashley Nicole Black, the 2022 WGA Awards went off without any reported panic attacks. Considering most writers identify as introverts and prefer not to leave the house – even to receive an award ­– Hollywood’s best TV and film writers were more than happy to accept their prestigious 2022 WGA award in… Read more »

Moon Knight: Ethan Hawke Says Marvel Had Tremendous Faith In The Cast

Ethan Hawke says that Marvel had tremendous faith in the cast’s contributions to Moon Knight. Hawke plays Arthur Harrow, a cult leader and religious zealot who allies with the Egyptian god Ammit, eventually clashing with Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector/Moon Knight. The Disney+ series also features F. Murray Abraham, Gaspard Ulliel, May Calamawy, Fernanda Andrade, Ann Akinjirin,… Read more »

Halo TV Show Producer On Possibility Of The Arbiter Appearance

Halo TV show producer Kiki Wolfkill addresses the possibility of The Arbiter and other fan-favorite characters appearing in the series. The character was first introduced in Bungie’s video game franchise with 2004’s Halo 2 as Thel ‘Vadamee, a disgraced commander in the theocratic alien collective known as the Covenant who is granted the high-ranking position as a… Read more »

Script Analysis: “The White Tiger” — Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on the exercise — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Super Effective Writing Exercises That’ll Help You Finish Your Script

Stuck on your script? Try these writing exercises. You can be sure that if you choose to write a script,… The post 10 Super Effective Writing Exercises That’ll Help You Finish Your Script appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Ethan Hawke Wanted To Work With Marvel Before Moon Knight

Ethan Hawke reveals he wanted to work with Marvel prior to Moon Knight, but that he and the studio could never agree on a part for him. Hawke is making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the upcoming Disney+ series alongside Oscar Isaac in the titular role, May Calamawy as Layla, Gaspard Ulliel as Midnight… Read more »

Skyrim Player Enlists Greybeards to Help Take Down Frost Troll

An Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim player discovered a clever way to easily defeat the game’s ferocious Frost Troll by recruiting members of the game’s Greybeards. The fifth installment in the fantasy RPG series, Skyrim is the most popular of the Elder Scrolls titles, and despite the game’s age, players are still finding new ways to explore and battle in… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Whiplash” — Scene By Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Deadpool 2 Ending Was Changed To Reverse Vanessa’s Death

The poor reaction in Deadpool 2 test screenings to the infamous death scene for Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) led the studio and director David Leitch to include a post-credits tease that the character might still be alive. Vanessa’s death was a central story point in the blood-flecked sequel, starring Ryan Reynolds, who reprised his role from… Read more »

Eternals Repeats The Avengers’ Biggest Ending Mistake

While Eternals struggled to give significance to its CGI Deviants, it’s a problem that’s been seen before in the first Avengers film with the Chitauri. While both alien threats had the opportunity to be more dynamic in their respective films, neither achieved anything more than showing up for fight scenes so the heroes could display their powers…. Read more »

Script Analysis: “Us” — Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A World of Worth: Celebrating Today’s Greatest Women Screenwriters

These women screenwriters are making huge waves in the film industry. Women make the world go round and often make… The post A World of Worth: Celebrating Today’s Greatest Women Screenwriters appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

Carnage is Evolving Into A Completely New Marvel Villain

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Carnage #1 In Marvel Comics’ new Carnage series, Cletus Kasady and his symbiote have parted ways, seeing the deadly Carnage symbiote evolving to become a whole new kind of villain in the Marvel Universe. No longer needing a host to sustain him, Carnage is eager to explore what he’s fully capable of. It’s… Read more »

Hogwarts Legacy Looks Absolutely Massive | Screen Rant

March 2022’s State of Play presentation was entirely focused on Hogwarts Legacy, and among all the new gameplay footage came the revelation of just how huge the game’s open-world map is. While it was already confirmed that gameplay would expand beyond just the walls of Hogwarts Castle, it wasn’t entirely clear for a while what… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Fantasy Camp”

Occasionally, a writer will contact me about a spec script deal which took place in the past and is not included in my files. Here is a… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ben Stiller Cast In Jack Nicholson Role For The Shining On Stage

Ben Stiller is in talks to star as Jack Nicholson’s character, Jack Torrance, in a stage adaptation of The Shining set to premiere on London’s West End in 2023. Stiller is widely known for his more comedic roles, such as vain and oblivious actor Tugg Speedman in Tropic Thunder, and vain but oblivious model Derek Zoolander in Zoolander. His… Read more »

Rod Serling on Writing

Part 1 of a 16-part series featuring the master storyteller on video. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

My Hero Academia’s Ochako Was Originally a Totally Different Heroine

Ochako Uraraka, one of the most popular students in My Hero Academia and a main love interest to the main character Izuku Midoriya, was originally going to have a much different design and set of powers. Many manga characters undergo changes from their initial conception to their first appearance on the page but few undergo… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Day Drinker”

30West acquires supernatural thriller spec script “Day Drinker” written by Zach Dean. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How To Restore Deleted Content On Instagram | Screen Rant

If a user accidentally deletes content on Instagram, there is a way to restore it. Meta’s other social media platform, Facebook, also allows users to retrieve recently deleted content. It just takes a few simple steps in ‘Manage Activity‘ to restore something. On the other hand, Twitter doesn’t have an easy way to find deleted… Read more »

The Boys’ Version Of Scarlet Witch Sets Up Season 3’s Civil War

Does the arrival of Crimson Countess – a blatant riff on Marvel’s Scarlet Witch – tease a “Civil War” between Payback and The Seven in The Boys season 3? One of several new supe additions to The Boys in season 3 is Crimson Countess, played by Laurie Holden, who most will know as The Walking Dead fan favorite,… Read more »

Video: 20 Screenwriting Tips from Aaron Sorkin

The acclaimed screenwriter of A Few Good Men, Malice, The American President, The Social Network, Moneyball, Steve Jobs, Sports Night, The… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Elden Ring: How To Get The Hoslow’s Armor Set | Screen Rant

One of the better heavy sets of armor that players can get in Elden Ring is Hoslow’s Set, which offers great magical and physical resistances while remaining lighter than other heavy armor sets. Like most sets of armor, Hoslow’s Set consists of four pieces, namely a helm, chest, gauntlets, and greaves. Although it isn’t technically part of Hoslow’s… Read more »

Interview (Part 6): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

One Piece’s Joy Boy Mystery is Connected to a Surprising Character

Warning: Contains spoilers for One Piece chapter #1043 The latest chapter of One Piece finally revealed the supposed identity of Joy Boy, the mysterious figure teased for a long time throughout the best-selling manga created by Eiichiro Oda. However, Joy Boy still has an unexplained connection to another character, Momonosuke, the rightful shogun of Wano. Not much is… Read more »

Video: Martin Scorsese

2013 Jefferson Lecture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

8 Pieces of Writing Advice from Rom-Com Queen Nora Ephron

Get your daily writing inspiration from Nora Ephron. If you’re anything like me, every morning you wake up, make some coffee, and wonder how you could be more like Nora Ephron. There’s plenty to learn from the three-time Academy Award-nominee, who was a prolific journalist, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter of some of the most iconic… Read more »

How To Check For Unwanted Tile Trackers That Might Be Stalking You

In March 2022, Tile introduced anti-stalking features for its trackers, enabling users to check if there is a Tile tracker nearby. Bluetooth trackers like AirTag, Tile, Chipolo, and others have often been used for stalking unsuspecting victims, but Apple has taken the lead in updating its offerings with multiple anti-tracking measures. While Tile was late to… Read more »

Interview (Part 5): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

All Confirmed Genshin Impact 2.6 Characters | Screen Rant

The Genshin Impact 2.6 Special Program has revealed which characters will be starring on their own Banners in the next update, which is set to arrive on March 30, 2022. The livestream, which aired earlier today, teased upcoming content like The Chasm, but the biggest reveals are arguably for which characters are newly playable. Here’s… Read more »

Script Analysis: “The Trial of the Chicago 7 —Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite Will Be Replaced By Itself On PS4

The free-to-play Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite is set to be terminated from the PlayStation 4 services and won’t be playable again until sometime in April. Fans of the franchise have seen a Dragon Ball game released almost every year for the past twenty years. Both Dragon Ball Xenoverse games sold millions of copies, and become the… Read more »

Interview (Part 4): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Every Upcoming Florence Pugh Movie | Screen Rant

Florence Pugh is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest young stars and has a lot of upcoming movies. After getting her start in independent movies, the talented actress has elevated her stardom in recent years thanks to great performances and joining blockbuster franchises. The balance of prestige projects and massive Hollywood productions continues to be… Read more »

Andrew Garfield Felt Terrible Power Over Kevin Feige in NWH Conversations

Andrew Garfield has joked that he felt like he held “terrible power” during Spider-Man: No Way Home negotiations with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Quickly after its release, Spider-Man: No Way Home became the biggest film of 2021. The film is the third standalone Spider-Man project in the MCU, and follows the titular web-slinger (Tom Holland) as he contends with characters from different Spider-Man universes… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Trainwreck” — Scene By Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition Semifinalists

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,400 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on April 13th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages!… Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition Semifinalists

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,400 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on April 13th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages!… Read more »

94 Films Stanley Kubrick Absolutely Loved

Stanley Kubrick couldn’t get enough of these movies. Stanley Kubrick is one of the greatest filmmakers who has ever lived…. The post 94 Films Stanley Kubrick Absolutely Loved appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Alex Edge

Dragon Ball Shows Now Streaming on Crunchyroll For The First Time

Crunchyroll has announced that Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT will all be available to stream effective immediately. Dragon Ball is considered to be one of the most popular anime franchises of all time, gaining fans from different backgrounds from all over the world for nearly four decades. Starting as a highly… Read more »

Interview (Part 3): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Interview (Part 3): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

GTA Online: How To Name Your Organization | Screen Rant

Naming your criminal organization is an important decision to make in GTA Online. From humble beginnings when players are given their first broken down vehicle and pistol to creating their own empires, GTA Online continues to provide new content for its community. With the recent release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Toy Story 4” — Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Elden Ring: How To Get Reduvia | Screen Rant

One of the best daggers that players can get in Elden Ring is the Reduvia, particularly for those who are looking to create bleed-build. Like many daggers, the Reduvia primarily scales its damage with the Dexterity stat, but this particular weapon also scales with the Strength and Arcane stats as well. Additionally, it’s a weapon that players… Read more »

Interview (Part 2): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

How I Met Your Father Season 2 Updates, Cast & Story Setup

Caution: Spoilers Ahead for How I Met Your Father‘s season 1 finale. How I Met Your Father season 1 concludes with plenty of exciting twists that leave viewers curious for more. Hulu’s series begins approximately 8 years after HIMYM’s finale timeline, following a new group of New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s as they navigate dating and… Read more »

DC’s TEEN JUSTICE Returns In New Multiversity Comic (EXCLUSIVE)

Warning! Spoilers for Multiversity: Teen Justice #1 by DC Comics below The teen heroes of Earth-11 are coming back in a big way, as the Teen Justice team will return for an all-new miniseries from DC Comics co-starring Jess Chambers’ Kid Quick called Multiversity: Teen Justice #1. We can exclusively reveal that Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, Marco… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — Scene By Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS Podcast Episode 423 – Le-Van Kiet on The Requin starring Alicia Silverstone (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 423 – Le-Van Kiet on The Requin starring Alicia Silverstone . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

What to Expect (And Not Expect) as a Pro Screenwriter for Features

What should screenwriters expect with a career in writing for feature-length films? It’s only natural for screenwriters to dream big when it comes to writing feature-length movies for the big screen and small screen (TV movies). And, by all means, dream big. However, there are also industry realities to contend with that screenwriters can’t escape…. Read more »

A Deeper Cinematic Focus: 20 Years of Focus Features

Since its founding in 2002, Focus Features has garnered a legacy of being the production and distribution company behind countless… The post A Deeper Cinematic Focus: 20 Years of Focus Features appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kevin Nelson

The Matrix’s Burly Brawl In Sifu Has Neo Getting Revenge On Smith

New mods have transformed the smooth martial arts gameplay of Sifu into a new Matrix game that fans have been wanting for years. The third-person beat-em-up was one of the year’s most anticipated games that met the hype for many fans. Sifu was praised for its easy-to-pick-up controls and challenging levels. However, after defeating the game’s… Read more »

Interview (Part 1): Brian Arnold

My interview with 2021 Black List writer for his script In the End. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Wayne’s World: Main Characters Ranked, According To Intelligence

As Garth Algar and Wayne Campbell embark on their journey to television success in Wayne’s World, they introduce several characters. Their buddies like Glen and their enemies like Benjamin Kane are often put in the spotlight as the events of the film unfold. Some side characters give actors their highest-rated movies with Wayne’s World, like Meatloaf’s Tiny. RELATED: 10… Read more »

Script Analysis: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” —Scene-By-Scene Breakdown

Here is my take on this exercise from a previous series of posts — How To Read A Screenplay: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Cyberpunk 2077 DLC Can Finally Make Its World As Good As Its Characters

Cyberpunk 2077 launched in what felt like a half-finished state, but even aside from the many fixes that have come through updates, future DLC has the opportunity to make the game world itself just as appealing as its excellent characters. Cyberpunk 2077 provided an open world that was disappointing to some players on launch, and while… Read more »

Rick And Morty: Every Season 5 Episode, Ranked By IMDb

After a shaky, hit-and-miss fourth season, the fifth season of Adult Swim’s hit sci-fi satire Rick and Morty marked a return to form for the mind-bending animated series. On top of some solid standalone installments, this season reprised some ongoing narrative threads from the show’s past. RELATED: 10 Best Rick And Morty Characters, Ranked From a… Read more »

Video: 10 Screenwriting and Filmmaking Tips from Akira Kurosawa

The famed filmmaker share insights into the creative process. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Shazam 2 Will Not Explain DC Hero’s New Costumes | Screen Rant

Director David F. Sandberg has revealed that his upcoming film Shazam!: Fury of the Gods will not give an explanation for the heroes’ new costumes. The first Shazam! movie released in April 2019 as the seventh installment of the DC Extended Universe, and it received positive feedback from both critics and audiences alike. In the film, 14-year-old Billy Batson (played by Asher Angel) gains… Read more »

Ctrl, Alt, Del: Three Act Structure

It’s right there on your keyboard! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Batman: 4 Spin-Offs That Have Been Confirmed (& 6 Others That Should Get Made)

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Batman. Although Matt Reeves helmed The Batman as a standalone piece, now that it’s become a blockbuster success, the franchise expansion can begin. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Batman is planned as the first chapter in a Batman-centric cinematic universe separate from the DCEU. RELATED: Ranking Every Live-Action Portrayal… Read more »

Video: “How I Wrote ‘The Dark Knight’”

A compilation of first-person clips which explore Christopher Nolan’s writing process and his psychological take on the Bruce Wayne /… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

All Of Your Favorite Movies Were Written By Women

From E.T. to Halloween, so many of the world’s most beloved and important films were written by women. Did you know that suspense master Alfred Hitchcock often collaborated with both female novelists and screenwriters? Without women writers, we wouldn’t have such classics as Rebecca (1940) or The Birds (1963). In fact, there are many films that you might be… Read more »

Does Star Trek: Picard’s Secret Soong Cameo Reveal What Q Changed?

Star Trek: Picard season 2 just revealed Brent Spiner’s new Soong character… is Adam the all-important alteration Q made to Star Trek‘s history? Wherever Q materializes, timeline shenanigans usually follow, but John de Lancie’s immortal troublemaker has outdone himself in Star Trek: Picard season 2. Intervening right at the moment Jean-Luc Picard detonates the remade Stargazer during a Borg confrontation, Q… Read more »

Elden Ring Attack Timing Turns Margit Fight Into Action Movie Trailer

Perfect attack timing between an Elden Ring player and boss turns the Margit, the Fell Omen battle into a Michael Bay movie trailer. Widely considered one of Elden Ring’s toughest boss characters, Margit, the Fell Omen appears to players who attempt to venture into Stormveil Castle. Though he technically counts as an optional miniboss, this… Read more »

Video: Character-Driven Storytelling

My 80-minute conversation with screenwriter Steve Cuden. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Zoe Saldaña Compares Working On The Adam Project To Guardians of the Galaxy

Zoe Saldaña has recently compared working on Ryan Reynold’s new Netflix film The Adam Project to her work on the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Directed by Shawn Levy, who previously helmed the Reynolds-led surprise hit Free Guy, the film follows Reynold’s time-travelling pilot Adam Reeves after he crash lands in 2022 and seeks help from… Read more »

Writing and the Creative Life: Here’s to Us Night Owls!

“The conventional wisdom is that morning people are high achievers, go-getters, while late risers are lazy. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Masked Singer: McTerrier Reveals Why He Chose His Costume

The first contestant to be unmasked on The Masked Singer season 7 was McTerrier, revealed to be Duff Goldman, and Duff explained the reason why he chose the terrier as his costume. Duff is a legendary pastry chef and the executive chef of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. He is a beloved star of Food Network shows such… Read more »

How to Handle Blocks of Scene Description

Think of each paragraph as a camera shot… with a catch. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Dropout Showrunner Explains The Recent Trend Of True Limited Series

The Dropout showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether explains why true limited series are currently so popular. Chronicling the real-life rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth H