Brianne Hogan

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

The aspiring screenwriter’s dream is to quit their nine to five job and write to their heart’s content. However, in a topsy-turvy climate like Hollywood’s, is it ever a good idea to quit your day job? While most realists (practical Debbie Downers, really) might say that’s a bad idea, if you have a will – […]

 Brianne Hogan

Why You Need a Professional Consultant to Give You Screenplay Feedback

Why You Need a Professional Consultant to Give You Screenplay Feedback

What should expect from a script consultant? Creative Screenwriting Magazine gets into the weeds with our friends at the International Screenwriters’ Association to help elevate your screenplay to a marketable level and strategize your career. When your car needs repairs, you seek a mechanic to help you fix the issues that need to be addressed, […]

 Brianne Hogan

Jen Grisanti: Why You Need to Write for Yourself and Not for the Market

Jen Grisanti: Why You Need to Write for Yourself and Not for the Market

When it comes to sitting down to write a script, so many writers are concerned with what the market wants rather than on the story they want to tell. Obviously, writers want their scripts to sell; however, writing for the market means creating a screenplay that comes from a more calculated approach rather than a […]

 Brianne Hogan

Al Jean on The Simpsons

Al Jean on The Simpsons

The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean on keeping the show fresh, the use of cultural references, and what he looks for in a writer.

The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean on keeping the show fresh, the use of cultural references, and what he looks for in a writer.

 Brianne Hogan

Navigating Your Story: Salva Rubio on Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Navigating Your Story: Salva Rubio on Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Author and screenwriter Salva Rubio discusses the ideas found in his latest book, the classical narrative structure behind most indie films, and why beat sheets are helpful to writers.

Author and screenwriter Salva Rubio discusses the ideas found in his latest book, the classical narrative structure behind most indie films, and why beat sheets are helpful to writers.