Filmmaking - Screenwriting


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

Thelma & LouiseThelma & Louise

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

Understanding Copyright Law: Pitches, Facts, Characters and the Ambiguities of Section 102

Daniel Craig is James Bond, a copyrightable characterDaniel Craig is James Bond, a copyrightable character

Gregory Bernstein’s book Understanding the Business of Entertainment, the Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know, published this week, discusses such important topics for filmmakers as copyright law, First Amendment law, the FCC, the growth of media conglomerates, studio development and distribution, entertainment…  Read more

By Jun 10, 2015

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