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 Alexander Robb

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Give A More Effective Pitch

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Give A More Effective Pitch

Pitching is a delicate dance between screenwriter and executive. A mating ritual of words and story ideas. A seduction. Much of it is rehearsed, but there is a certain amount of winging it involved, especially if screenwriters need to pivot to change their pitching tack in a flagging room. Screenwriters need to read the room, […]

 Jeff York

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

The Difficulties in Adapting Stephen King’s Horror for the Screen

Ever since Stephen King became a best-selling author in the 1970s, Hollywood has been eager to adapt his works for the big and small screen. With such a long history, not every adaptation is going to be great, but more have been terrific than one might realize. Few would argue about the classic status of […]

 Brock Swinson

“I Want To See The Writer In The Screenplay” Creative Executive at Invisible Ink Montserrat Gómez On New Voices

“I Want To See The Writer In The Screenplay” Creative Executive at Invisible Ink Montserrat Gómez On New Voices

Montserrat Gómez is a producer and television Creative Executive currently working at Invisible Ink, Christopher and Heather McQuarrie’s production company (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Rogue Nation, Valkyrie & The Usual Suspects). Invisible Ink is working to bring high-quality, original storytelling to film and television. She sat down with Creative Screenwriting Magazine to discuss her role […]

 Jim

Finding A Home For Your Film Or TV Series

Finding A Home For Your Film Or TV Series

Creative Screenwriting Magazine attended this year’s Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios to discuss the current state of our industry. We attended a comprehensive panel discussion with some senior industry executives on the future of producing film and TV shows… and everything in between. The panel comprised of Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation), Dee Harris-Lawrence (David Makes Man), Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), Alexandra […]

 Brock Swinson

“Write From A Specific Point Of View” Mette Norkjaer Talks BOOM! Studios, Comic Books, & Storytelling

“Write From A Specific Point Of View” Mette Norkjaer Talks BOOM! Studios, Comic Books, & Storytelling

Hollywood shows no signs of quenching its insatiable appetite for comic book and graphic novel adaptations. Outside of Marvel and DC, BOOM! Studios is the third largest comic book-centric studio. They currently have a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox and are actively developing their properties for theatrical and streaming release. Creative Screenwriting Magazine sat down […]