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 Katie Porter

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

Come on. Screenwriters aren’t always as motivated and focused on their screenplays as they should be. Although it’s fine to take an occasional leave of absence from your keyboard, Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s Katie Porter explores how to keep the dreaded “P WORD” at bay. PROCRASTINATION. I almost drifted off just typing the word. It’s true […]

 Annie Banks

What You Should Never Ask A Screenwriter

What You Should Never Ask A Screenwriter

Is being a screenwriter a real job? One that regularly pays the bills and affords all screenwriters a luxury lifestyle? To answer the first questions. Well… if you dedicate your career to screenwriting it is. Second question… yes if you’re staffed on a TV show, no if you’re a freelance writer. Third question… We can dream. […]

 Frank Leroy

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

ARCHIVED ARTICLE RE-POSTED  Proof of Life The screenplay is not a completed work even after the writer types the final “FADE OUT.” For the writer’s vision to be fully realized, the script must be produced. Unlike the novel that can stand on its own, the screenplay needs financing, actors, a director and a crew to […]

 Ryan Gowland

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.

 Lauri Donahue

Don’t Be Good At Anything Else: The Dowdle Brothers on No Escape

Don’t Be Good At Anything Else: The Dowdle Brothers on No Escape

John and Drew Dowdle discuss their latest film, the importance of structure, and why a film is like a small army.

By Lauri Donahue. Going to an all-boys, military Catholic high school turns out to have been excellent preparation for a career in filmmaking. Or at least, that’s the background of the brothers John and Drew Dowdle, and their latest film No Escape, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, and Pierce Brosnan, has so far earned over […]