Filmmaking - Screenwriting


Is Final Draft the Final Answer? On Alternatives to the Popular Screenwriting Software

Photo: Christin Hume, courtesy Unsplash

If you’re a screenwriter or want to be a screenwriter, then at some point you will have used Final Draft. Co-founded in 1990 and now in its 12th version, the Final Draft screenwriting software boasts both a user-friendly interface and…  Read more

By Apr 24, 2023

How the Oscar Contending Song “Brasília Bella” Is the Key to Watergate Film 18½

Vondie Curtis Hall, Catherine Curtin, Willa Fitzgerald and John Magaro in 18½

In making my Watergate historical fiction film 18½, I always knew that coming up with a consistent musical soundtrack was going to be essential for balancing the tone of a film that swings from comedy to thriller to drama at…  Read more

By Nov 30, 2022

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On‘s Team on IP Development at Gotham Week 2022

Jenny Slate provides the voice of Marcel the ShellJenny Slate provides the voice of Marcel the Shell

Several years back, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp traveled with friends to attend an out of town wedding. Opting to scrimp on lodging costs, the duo shared a crowded hotel room with four other friends. Slate just happened to be…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2022

“What if the Worst Thing That Could Happen Actually Happened?”: Director/Co-writer Christian Tafdrup on Speak No Evil

A Danish family's vacation turns hellish in Speak No EvilA Danish family's vacation turns hellish in Speak No Evil

Two European families—one Danish, one Dutch—meet during a picturesque Italian vacation in Christian Tafdrup’s Speak No Evil. Their bond is immediate, and soon enough the Dutch couple enthusiastically invite the Danes to visit them in Holland. The gesture is friendly…  Read more

By Sep 14, 2022

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