Christopher McKittrick

Today’s Screenwriting Oscars: It’s More About the Message Than The Writing

Today’s Screenwriting Oscars: It’s More About the Message Than The Writing

Countless screenwriters have practiced their Academy Awards acceptance speeches. Okay, we all have at some point. And the winner is…. [insert your name] While there is no question that the Oscars are an imperfect voting system for honoring the best movies of any given year, the Academy Awards still carry significant attention, acclaim, and prestige […]

 Christopher McKittrick

Screenwriters: Are You In The Mood For Love? Write A Romcom

Screenwriters: Are You In The Mood For Love? Write A Romcom

Few films genres are as divisive as the romantic comedy. “Rom coms” are regularly dismissed as shallow, unrealistic projections of romance. It’s certainly true that many romantic comedies present a fantasy-land version of modern-day relationships, love, and marriage. Yet like with other film genres, award-winning, critically-acclaimed romantic comedies such as Annie Hall (1977), Moonstruck (1987), Say […]

 Christopher McKittrick

War for the Planet of the Apes: a “Biblical Epic Western War Movie”

War for the Planet of the Apes: a “Biblical Epic Western War Movie”

Screenwriter Mark Bomback on finding inspiration, balancing tone, and developing backstory for antagonists

Screenwriter Mark Bomback on finding inspiration, balancing tone, and developing backstory for antagonists

 Christopher McKittrick

No Cookie-Cutter One-Liners – Spider-Man: Homecoming

No Cookie-Cutter One-Liners – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley on what sets their Spider-Man apart from others, why lowering the stakes actually increases the stakes, and developing the right voice for a project.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley on what sets their Spider-Man apart from others, why lowering the stakes actually increases the stakes, and developing the right voice for a project.

 Christopher McKittrick

Writing for Animated Movies

Writing for Animated Movies

Advice on writing for animated movies, including the importance of appealing to all ages, finding emotional balance, and the advantages of collaboration.

Great advice on writing for animated movies, including the importance of appealing to all ages, finding emotional balance, and the advantages of collaboration.

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