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In the Save This Script series, each installment is a scenario in which a writer/producer team is confronted with a problem script. The scenario, written in screenplay format, revolves around a typical client management situation that can lead to a problem script.

In addition to the Save This Script series, noted screenwriter Rob Gregory-Browne presents the "Successful Screenplays" series of articles designed to help you in your own storytelling.
 
Indie Film & Documentary
Advantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to Sundance

Advantageous: Jennifer Phang on Making Way to Sundance

Writer/Director Jennifer Phang's Sundance Jury Award-winning 'Advantageous' provides commentary on class and society that reflects her own experiences in the world through a science fiction story. The collaborative process took Phang from writing to post production in Adobe Premiere, where features like Dynamic Link became essential to finishing the film.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Peña
TV & Movie Appreciation
Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

Storytelling, VFX and the Emotional Medium of Movies

It wasn't the effects and it wasn't the cast that made 1933's King Kong the enduring classic that it is (though Fay Wray got a clear shot at immortality). It was the story. The story of a big lug with a soft spot a mile wide. Here's why young filmmakers should sit at Kong's feet.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Stephen Menick
Indie Film & Documentary
Save This Script Episode 4

Save This Script Episode 4

In each installment of this series, a writer/producer team is confronted with a creative challenge. The scenario, written in screenplay format, revolves around a typical client management situation that can lead to a problem script. The problem script itself can then be read, followed by some back-and-forth as the creative team rises to the challenge. EPISODE 4 ENDS WITH A TWIST, AND YOU can get involved!

Editorial, Feature
John Morley and Mark Suszko
Indie Film & Documentary
Save This Script Episode 3

Save This Script Episode 3

In this episode, the Script Doctors' "patient" is a :30 TV spot intended to raise funds for an academic institution. The diagnosis is obesity, caused by passive language and lack of focus. So John and Mark trim the fat to yield a lean and healthy sales message, by applying techniques and idea-starters from John's book, Scriptwriting for High-Impact Videos.

Feature
John Morley and Mark Suszko
Indie Film & Documentary
Save This Script Episode 2

Save This Script Episode 2

Great videos start with great scripts. What you're going to present to your audience should speak to them in a language they can connect with. Writing a PSA to get kids up and moving? Don't say, "Calisthenics are fun!" Watch John and Mark transform this script into one that a kid would actually listen to - and take notes for your own script-writing. Join John Morley and Mark Suszko in this second episode as they Save This Script!

Feature
John Morley and Mark Suszko
Indie Film & Documentary
Save This Script

Save This Script

Each installment of this series is a scenario in which a writer/producer team is confronted with a problem script. The scenario, written in screenplay format, revolves around a typical client management situation that can lead to a problem script. Join John Morley and Mark Suszko in this first episode as they Save This Script!

Tutorial, Feature
John Morley and Mark Suszko
Indie Film & Documentary
Screenwriter Caroline Thompson recalls Edward ScissorhandsScreenwriter Caroline Thompson recalls Edward Scissorhands

Screenwriter Robert Olague interviews screenwriter Caroline Thompson about her screenplay for Edward Scissorhands, working with Tim Burton, and how she got started in Hollywood. Today, following the interview, she has gone on to direct, produce and write for her own films like Hallmarks Snow White: The Fairest of Them All.

People / Interview
Robert Olague
Indie Film & Documentary
Building Your House: A lesson in building a script

Building Your House: A lesson in building a script

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne compares writing a screenplay to building a house. ''You can't build a house without a solid foundation and you can't build a solid foundation without a foolproof set of plans.'' In this article, Rob gives CreativeCOW members tips on building your screenplay.

Tutorial
Rob Gregory-Browne
Indie Film & Documentary
Anatomy of a Logline

Anatomy of a Logline

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne gives CreativeCOW members tips for creating a logline for your freshly written script. Learn how to 'sell' that script and how to submit it. This is the second in a Screenwriters series here at the Cow and is offered as part of our new Screenwriters forum here at the COW.

Tutorial
Rob Gregory-Browne
Indie Film & Documentary
Creating Characters that Jump off the Page

Creating Characters that Jump off the Page

Noted screenwriter, Rob Gregory-Browne gives CreativeCOW members tips for creating characters that live to an audience. Rob discusses ways to make your characters believable. This is the first in a Screenwriters series here at the Cow and is offered as part of our new Screenwriters forum here at the COW.

Tutorial
Rob Gregory-Browne
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