Jim

Turbo Charge Your Dialogue

Turbo Charge Your Dialogue

Screenwriters are often told that actions speak louder than words, or the time-honored adage, “show us, don’t tell us.” But carefully constructed dialogue is vital to make your screenplay pop. Dialogue expresses the thoughts of your characters when actions can’t fully do so. Dialogue reinforces or contradicts actions. Alternatively, dialogue can act as the story […]

 Jim

How To Write Stronger, More Dramatic TV Shows

How To Write Stronger, More Dramatic TV Shows

The Golden Age of Television shows no signs of abating. We are spoiled for choice on which TV show to watch or which iconic character to invest our time with. Television allows writers to create a limited series comprising a few episodes or a long-running show which spans many seasons. TV writers may have a […]

 Mark Sevi

You Talkin’ To Me? How To Write Better Talking Head Scenes

You Talkin’ To Me? How To Write Better Talking Head Scenes

Alfred Hitchcock had a famous quote to the effect that you should be able to understand the entire story of a film without sound.  There is no doubt that a film should strongly convey its story through images.  But what would a film be like if you couldn’t hear those famous words… “And this one […]

 Jessica Hinds

Externalizing Internal Conflict

Externalizing Internal Conflict

When I was a kid I thought I had Dissociative Personality Disorder.  I always felt like there were three of me; The Innocent Child, The Business Mogul, and the Artistic Genius. I could feel when one of these personalities inside me took over but I didn’t seem to have control over it. I was a weird kid. Still am. […]