Thursday, November 04, 2010

November Issue Of Script Magazine!

Nov./Dec. issue of Script is on newsstands now! (Bought a copy from a newsstand yesterday in Santa Monica)

The Top-10 Scriptwriters of the Decade
by Bob Verini
Script looks back at the 2000s and names the most influential scribes of the decade. From Quentin Tarantino to Christopher Nolan, find out who made the cut and why.

Interview: The Next Three Days With Paul Haggis
by David S. Cohen
In The Next Three Days, veteran writer-director Paul Haggis remakes a French caper film, darkens it up, and turns the conventions of the prison-break movie upside down.

Writers on Writing: Conviction
by Pamela Gray
Screenwriter Pamela Gray struggled with the true story of Betty Ann Waters’ fight to vindicate her brother Kenny, who was wrongly accused of murder in 1980. Gray’s eight-year journey from script to screen involved thousands of Post-its, close interaction with director Tony Goldwyn, and a unique approach to structure that essentially melded four movies into one.

Writing 127 Hours: An Interview With Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
by Ray Morton with additional reporting by Joshua Stecker
In May 2003, amateur mountain climber Aron Ralston was hiking alone in Utah’s remote Blue John Canyon when a large boulder tipped, crushing his right forearm against the canyon’s wall. Five days later—out of food and water and facing certain death—Ralston finally saved himself by using the dull blade of a cheap multi-tool knife to saw off his own arm. Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) took on this heartrending story of survival and the challenge of writing a script where the protagonist spends much of his time immobile.

Beyond the Page: Grape Expectations With Robert Mark Kamen
by Peter Hanson
In this first in a series of articles about what screenwriters do when they’re not writing, Script visits Robert Mark Kamen’s vineyard to discuss his intoxicating form of personal expression—winemaking.

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
by Jim Cirile
Scribes everywhere dream about the six-figure spec sale, but how much of that money do you bank, and how do you survive until the next sale comes along? Here’s how to keep from going broke as a successful writer.

Interview With Megamind’s Brent Simons & Alan Schoolcraft
by Joshua Stecker
Writing partners Brent Simons and Alan Schoolcraft discuss how their spec Megamind went from long-distance collaboration to finished script, from writing sample to sale, from live-action to DreamWorks Animation, and what they learned along the way.

Making Magic: Wizards of Waverly Place
by Zack Gutin
Script steps inside the writers room with the Emmy®-winning staff of Wizards of Waverly Place to learn the secrets of making Disney magic.

Scenes We Missed, Part Two
by John Buchanan
The popular article on the realities of scene omissions is back with a look at Point Break, Patriot Games, Under Suspicion, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Learn what scenes were cut and how the screenwriters feel the edits affected the final film.

Holiday Shopping for the Screenwriter You Love
by Jenna Milly
Show the scriptwriters in your life how special they are with the gift that touches their hearts and supports their craft. Get the can’t-miss list of gifts for every writer on your list, from the novice to the pro.

Script Secrets: Distinctive Dialogue
by William Martell
One of the most common problems with screenplays is you can’t tell one character from another when they talk. Fix this script-killing flaw with tips and tricks from veteran scribe William Martell.

- My article is a part one, part two in the January issue!


- Bill

TODAY'S SCRIPT TIP: Elements - is this the best possible location for your screenplay? Best possible protagonist? Best possible concept?
Dinner: I'm at AFM, so it ended up being pizza.
Pages: AFM - but I have written 8 family synopsis and 13 disaster synopsis a couple of action synopsis to try and set up. Out of all of that work, I am hoping one of the stories clicks.
Bicycle: No - but lots of stair climbing.

Oh, and the usual warning that one of my films is attacking the U.K.

Movies 4 Men Channel - 11/7 - 16:00 - Steel Sharks - When a United States submarine is seized by terrorists, a rescue attempt by Elite Navy Seals goes awry. The submarine crew wages a silent war beneath the waves in this tense undersea thriller.

I am sorry.

- Bill

1 comment:

rich said...

Great script tip. Also, I think with the example you gave, it could also go any which way as far as comedy or drama or action or maybe a little of all three. It's open to any of them without destroying the core concept.

Rich (HH)

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