Corey Mandell

What You Need To Be Writing Right Now

What You Need To Be Writing Right Now

Even during a pandemic, I’m still getting daily calls and emails from execs and producers asking if any of my students have a new TV pilot spec  script they should be reading. Since Amazon and Netflix are committed to spending billions on new content, and everyone else scrambling to keep up, the demand for fresh […]

 Patrick O'Driscoll

Character Behavior – 3 Important Touchstones

Character Behavior – 3 Important Touchstones

Personality goes a long way, but if a protagonist’s behavior is not terribly well-thought-out, their winning persona won’t save them from audience disinterest. Suspension of disbelief is the most generous gift a reader or viewer can give your screenplay. It’s as vital as it is fragile. Spoil it and they’ll check out of your story or, worse, […]

 Pen Densham

Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play

Write Worlds And Characters Actors Want To Play

I am convinced that actors with creative intelligence want to play roles that challenge, expand, and refresh their artistic instincts. They want to get involved with films that get noted for Oscar consideration. It’s the job of the screenwriter to create worlds and character roles actors want to play. When stars commit to a movie […]