Q & A with Nicolas Martin, writer of Florence Foster Jenkins from Hermione Flavia on Vimeo. Hi guys, little treat for you. I managed to catch a great short interview, Q&A style with the writer of the film Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears. It's an interesting… Continue reading Screenwriter Nicolas Martin on his new film Florence Foster Jenkins.
“Writing is both a pleasure and a struggle. There are times when it’s really aversive and unpleasant, and there are times when it’s wonderful and fun and magical, but that’s not the point. Writing is my job. I’m not a believer of waiting for the muse. You don’t put yourself in the mood to go… Continue reading
K9 was one of my favourite films when I was a kid. I was a sucker for anything with a dog in it, but it was a very funny, buddy cop film. Scott Myers, who wrote this script, as well as over 30 others for the major Hollywood studios, also writes for the Blacklist blog,… Continue reading 1, 2, 7, 14: Scott’s Myers simple method for better writing practice.
It's really important for writers to be writing every day. Like any creative skill, it pays to keep practicing to improve your skills, but it's also important to get that great idea out of your head and onto the page. It's not easy if writing is your dream but not yet your whole career, and… Continue reading Don’t Break The Chain: Writing advice from Jerry Seinfeld.
Every year, film studios and production companies release their best scripts ahead of award season for consideration. This means that you get to read some of the best scripts of the year! Reading scripts is a really great way to get insight into script writing and film making, seeing how the words on the page… Continue reading Top Hollywood film scripts released for awards season, and where to read them.
One of the girls I work with said something this week that's kind of been on my mind. She doesn't see herself as a writer, because the words on paper just don't flow for her. They don't come out easily and in ways that make her feel confident about sharing them. It was a funny… Continue reading Um, I have something to say: some thoughts on finding your voice.
“Nobody wants to make any film, ever. I mean, you can assume that every head of every studio would be perfectly happy never to make another film, because making films is dangerous, costs too much money, none of them make sense, there’s absolutely no guarantee that they’re going to work – the best thing is… Continue reading Prequels and Sequels and Franchises, OH MY!
I think a lot of people find that writing is a cathartic process. I know I've written about it here before, because this is very true for me. I guess getting your thoughts out onto the page can really help clarify your feelings. But I've come across some talk recently about the way in which… Continue reading How Writing a Script is Good for Your Health.
"The writing life requires courage, patience, persistence, empathy, openness, and the ability to deal with rejection. It requires the willingness to be alone with oneself. To be gentle with oneself. To look at the world without blinders on. To observe and withstand what one sees. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.… Continue reading Quote Of The Day
The nominations came out today for the Writers Guild Awards, showing a quite diverse list of contenders. The official ceremony is not until February 14th, but it's nice, personally, to see some nominations going to some of my favourites (... like True Detective in the TV categories). The nominations are listed below for the feature… Continue reading The Writers Guild Awards Nominations…