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We Need to Talk About Mental Health & Breaking into Screenwriting

If you listened to to my recent interview with Geoffrey on Ep22 of The Successful Screenwriter Podcast, you’ll see that we had an absolute blast. It was one of the most fun interviews I’ve recorded where I blew off a lot of steam and got a lot off my chest and when listening back to …

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Top 5 Best Stage to Screen Adaptations

Growing up on Long Island, Manhattan and its legendary theatres would call out to me in my sleepy town of Massapequa. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of local culture: Billy Joel, Steve Guttenberg, the Mets. These are our local heroes and pop culture touchstones. But just an hour ride westbound on the Long …

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Stanley Kubrick – Downloadable Screenplays

Kubrick is truly a mastermind of cinema. He shared screenwriting credits on most of his films and is known as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films and screenplays tended toward book adaptations which covered a wide range of genres from scifi to drama. He is known for his gritty realism, dark …

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Christopher Nolan – Downloadable Screenplays

Christopher Nolan is a groundbreaking filmmaker. He has been known to write screenplays with his brother Jonathan. He explores such themes in his films as morality, personal identity, and even time itself. He has used nontraditional narrative structure in his films such as with Memento and Inception. He has been listed as one of the …

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Quentin Tarantino – Downloadable Screenplays

Quentin Tarantino has a distinct style which has lead him to become one of the defining filmmakers of his generation. He has been known to use a mix of graphic violence paired with dark humor which takes his audience on an emotional rollercoaster. He has been listed as one of the top 10o most influential …

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David S. Goyer – Downloadable Screenplays

David S. Goyer can be accredited with kicking off the superhero film craze with his screenplay for Blade in 1998 which became hugely successful. He didn’t stop there though. He further went on to craft the screenplays for Godzilla, The Unborn, and The Dark Knight Trilogy, He has branched out into television with such hits …

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Establishing Characters: It’s a Wonderful Life

‘Tis the season to kick up your feet and watch a classic Christmas movie. One staple of the season is It’s a Wonderful Life. As I started watching the Jimmy Stewart perennial, I noticed how much the screenwriters fully used the first 12 minutes of the movie to establish characters that continually feedback into the …

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6 Keys to Cowriting a Screenplay

Co-writing is something that every screenwriter needs to do at least once in their career. It will improve your writing by leaps and bounds. There’s nothing wrong with being a lone wolf, but you miss out on the beauty of collaboration. The moment when youAwesoom are in sync with a writing partner is a feeling …

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TRANSCRIPT Ep10 – Writing a Contained Thriller with Kelly Schwarze

AUDIO OF THIS PODCAST IS AVAILABLE HERE You are listening to the IFH Podcast network for more amazing filmmaking and screenwriting podcasts, just go to IFHpodcastnetwork.com Intro: All right, welcome to the successful screenwriter podcast, where we are dedicated to anything and everything screenwriting. Here, we interview successful screenwriters and filmmakers to discover just what …

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TRANSCRIPT Ep11 – Writing Screenplay Adaptation with JoAnn Hess

AUDIO OF THIS PODCAST IS AVAILABLE HERE You are listening to the IFH Podcast network for more amazing filmmaking and screenwriting podcasts, just go to IFHpodcastnetwork.com Intro: All right, welcome to the successful screenwriter podcast, where we are dedicated to anything and everything screenwriting. Here, we interview successful screenwriters and filmmakers to discover just what …

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