Filmmaking - Screenwriting


“Let Me Work it Out”: Four Takeaways from Veep Writer Alexis Wilkinson on She Does Podcast

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Alexis Wilkinson went from being the first black woman President of Harvard’s acclaimed humor publication, The Lampoon, to writing for HBO’s hit comedy series, Veep. She’s become an outspoken public figure and writer–with work featured in Slate, Opening Ceremony and…  Read more

By Feb 12, 2016

The Studios “Are Wanting a Strong Female Perspective”: Pamela Ribon Talks Novel and Television Writing on She Does Podcast

Pamela Ribon (photo: Elaine McMillion-Sheldon)Pamela Ribon (photo: Elaine McMillion-Sheldon)

Pamela Ribon is a television writer, screenwriter, best-selling novelist and all around hilarious human. She’s been a writer in comedy rooms for both network and cable television and is the author of four novels. NPR called her new memoir, Notes…  Read more

By Aug 26, 2015

A Reader Asks, “How Do I Find A Director for my Screenplay?”

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We’re always happy to receive questions here at Filmmaker about filmmaking itself. One such question inspired one of our most-read posts, “15 Things to Do After You Finish Your Script,” and now a reader of that blog post has written…  Read more

By Aug 25, 2015

Advocating for a Character-Driven Screenplay Structure

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was considering the possibility that there might be more to screen drama than external conflict-driven plotting when, as if hit by a thunderbolt, a new paradigm of story structure downloaded onto…  Read more

By Aug 11, 2015

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