Screenwriting

What Makes The Abbott Elementary Pilot So Engaging
January 29, 2023 | Industry Trends

What Makes The Abbott Elementary Pilot So Engaging

To write a good Pilot, you need to KNOW YOUR SHOW. Unlike a movie, you’re setting up stories that could go on for 20, 40, or maybe even 100 episodes. …

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The Complex, Engaging Characters of Yellowjackets
January 18, 2023 | How To's

The Complex, Engaging Characters of Yellowjackets

In 1996, a plane carrying a female high school soccer team crashes in a snowy mountain-scape, leaving the young survivors stranded in the harshest of conditions. Twenty-five years later, the…

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How to Write Horror for Film
October 4, 2022 | Filmmaking

How to Write Horror for Film

It’s a common mistake to call a horror movie a scary movie. Not all horror movies are scary, and certainly not all scary movies are in the horror genre. Therein…

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Movie Franchises: How to Build a Successful Film Strategy
August 2, 2022 | Filmmaking

Movie Franchises: How to Build a Successful Film Strategy

As an aspiring moviemaker, perhaps your dream is to one day captivate millions of people across the globe with your own franchise. This is an accomplishment far easier said than…

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Q&A with NYFA Screenwriting Alum Miguel Ángel on Switching Careers and His Award-Winning Script ‘The Pink House’
October 7, 2020 | Q&As

Q&A with NYFA Screenwriting Alum Miguel Ángel on Switching Careers and His Award-Winning Script ‘The Pink House’

After spending years in his career as a journalist, Spanish native Miguel Ángel Parra realized it was time to make his dreams come true and make the jump from journalist…

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Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting Student Jacob McFadden
March 6, 2020 | Q&As

Q&A with New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting Student Jacob McFadden

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting student Jacob McFadden is a military veteran with many talents. McFadden has studied acting, music, and now studying screenwriting at NYFA’s Burbank-based campus. On…

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Q&A With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting Alum Lena Murisier
January 24, 2020 | Q&As

Q&A With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting Alum Lena Murisier

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Screenwriting alum Lena Murisier has been very busy since graduating last fall. The Swiss-born writer has been pitching her television series, Bonnie & Bonnie, as…

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Spooky Screenplays: 5 Frighteningly Good Horror Scripts
October 25, 2019 | Industry Trends

Spooky Screenplays: 5 Frighteningly Good Horror Scripts

Halloween is just around the corner and that means binge eating candy in between visits from trick o’ treaters and binge watching late night horror flicks. Writing a screenplay is…

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8 Books Every Screenwriter Should Check Out
September 6, 2019 | Industry Trends

8 Books Every Screenwriter Should Check Out

Screenplays, whether for short student films or Hollywood epics, typically follow a fairly rigid format. However, the art of screenwriting, and what you’ll learn in screenwriting school and by workshopping…

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