The Dark Side of Screenwriting – Crafting a Strong Antagonist.

In today’s entertainment landscape, the traditional lines between heroes and villains have become increasingly blurred. With flawed and anti-heroic protagonists taking center stage, the role of the antagonist has become even more important. A well-crafted antagonist is a crucial component of any story, whether it’s a book, a movie, or a TV show. 

Telling True Stories: 7 Challenges in Adapting Real-Life Events for Film

When a film is advertised as being “based on a true story,” it’s natural for audiences to expect a certain level of historical accuracy and authenticity. However, translating real-life events to the screen is a complex process that involves navigating multiple challenges and potential pitfalls.

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Scriptwriting

At first, I thought scriptwriting would be easier than writing a novel. I couldn’t see myself writing anything longer than 100 pages, so scripts seemed like the easy way out. Boy, was I wrong! Seven years later, I’ve learned that scriptwriting is anything but easy. 

The Sandman’s “Calliope”: A Cautionary Tale for Pantser Writers

For those who are unfamiliar with these terms, a “Pantser” is a writer who writes without a clear plan or outline, allowing the story to unfold organically. On the other hand, a “Plotter” is a writer who meticulously plans out the story before starting to write, outlining the plot, character arcs, and key events.

Blast to the Past: A Guide to Time Travel Methods in Film and TV.

Time travel has been a popular theme in movies and TV shows for decades. From H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel “The Time Machine” to the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame,” and the latest hit series, Timeless, the idea of traveling through time has captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide.

Breaking the Fourth Wall: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Script

As a scriptwriter, you’re always looking for ways to take your characters and story to the next level. One technique that can help you do that is breaking the fourth wall. But what exactly is breaking the fourth wall, and how can it be used to improve your script?

Beyond the Fairytale: 7 Films that Show the Different Sides of Love

Valentine’s Day is associated with traditional romantic love, but in reality, love takes on many different forms. Whether it’s the love between siblings, the love of self, or the unrequited love, there are countless ways to explore and understand the complexity of human relationships. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or somewhere in between, there’s always something to be celebrated.

Speech, The Key to Memorable Characters

Pulling off a successful film to television adaptation is a tricky business.
The question we need to ask ourselves as writers is … what do you need in order to turn a successful movie into a greater successful TV show? What did these successful shows have in common?