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5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

Screenwriters should always think big in terms of their careers. Blockbuster big. We all want our films to be seen by the largest audience possible. In old studio parlance, the term blockbuster referred to audiences queuing around the block to see a movie, which equated to big box office. The term blockbuster is frequently associated with […]

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A Selection Of Creative Screenwriting Magazine Interviews With Film Screenwriters In 2020

A Selection Of Creative Screenwriting Magazine Interviews With Film Screenwriters In 2020

We love interviewing screenwriters of all stripes at Creative Screenwriting Magazine. It helps other screenwriters better understand their writing process and hopefully improve their own writing. Here is a list of a broad spectrum of interviews from various screenwriters for your enjoyment.   1) “Write From A Global Consciousness” Advises Filmmaker Geoff Johns     […]

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How Does The Story Development Process Work?

How Does The Story Development Process Work?

Development and its more familiar scary cousin development hell are terms every screenwriter is familiar with. The screenplay development process is broken up into two key stages – pre and post-sale. Writers are typically involved in both stages although their work is driven by slightly different factors in each. Screenplay development includes all the drafts […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Why The Film & TV Industry Needs Producers

Why The Film & TV Industry Needs Producers

“The idea of a star being born is bushwa. A star is created, carefully and cold-bloodily, built from nothing, from nobody. Age, beauty, talent, least of all talent, has nothing to do with it. We could make silk purses out of sows’ ears every day of the week.” So says Louis B. Mayer, one of […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Why Do Some Filmmakers Revise History?

Why Do Some Filmmakers Revise History?

It’s August 8, 1969, in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles. Tucked comfortably away behind hedges on Cielo Drive, a French country-style mansion sits with five people alive and well inside. It’s the end of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Leonardo DiCaprio stands outside the gates. He’s playing the role of faded […]

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