Enjoy the latest from our blog, member happenings, and industry news below.
Carlo Dall’Olmo: Is excited to have earned the President’s Volunteer Award (PVSA) for having over 200 hours of volunteering in 2020. He was told of this honor through his employer. On the writing front – Carlo is still battling with his screenplay but sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sherrie Todd-Beshore: Has submitted a screenplay adaption of her YA novel to Disney and awaiting a response. We wish her good luck and hope to hear great news in the future!!!
Jessie Swierski: Is currently working on her very first screenplay and writing book number 2 in a series, Contemporary Women’s Fiction. Looking forward to interacting with PSA.
Phoenix Screenwriters Association would like to welcome our new members in 2021, we are excited to have you as a member and look forward to watching you grow as a writer: Gaurang Shah
Me: Now Write!
You: But I was writing before you interrupted me with “Hey Writer!”
Me: Sorry. But I need your attention for this one.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bunch of the best writers in Screenwriting in your pocket or on your writing desk or digital device to teach you exercises that worked for them to solve all the big components of screenwriting? Well, now you do.
Now Write! Screenwriting: Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers is a collection of advice and exercises compiled by Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson.
Chasing Trends. When screenwriters decide their next script will be thematically the same as whatever the latest hit film was.
And there are loads of so-called experts, including managers apparently, who think this is the only way for new writers to get themselves out there. Don’t write what you’re passionate about. Write something THAT’S ALREADY BEEN DONE.
While it’s true that a great movie is based on a great story, it’s also true it’s based on a great screenplay. The screenplay is the blueprint for the production of the film essentially turning the story into its final visual form.
As screenwriters, we’ve become familiar with some of the popular approaches that a writer can follow in setting up a basic story structure for our script.