Month: March 2013

SKYFALL Thoughts, Gameplaying & 2012 Blacklist Writing Techniques

Adam’s thoughts on the latest Bond movie SKYFALL, how games can play a role at the logline and scene level, plus he delves into 2012 Blacklist scripts to examine specific screenwriting techniques. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:31 — 51.7MB) |...

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Working with Actors’ Production Companies

Adam covers working with actors’ production companies and answers questions such as “should I make a teaser trailer to promote my script?” and “are one-pagers helpful?” Plus, he talks about his favorite podcast HOW DID THIS GET MADE and suggests his favorite so-bad-they’re-great movies. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:21 — 38.8MB) |...

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My favorite podcast is Earwolf’s HOW DID THIS GET MADE. Every two weeks, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane-Raphael take on another bad ┬ámovie and walk us through the plot, the problems, and the ridiculous creative decisions that abound. As you’ll see the films covered on HDTGM span a variety of categories. If I missed a category, please leave your suggestions and comments! Here they are: BALLS TO THE WALL – A glorious thrillride of insane ideas characterized by top talent operating at their most creatively unhinged. Fascinating, entertaining, and guaranteed inspire the words “I can’t fucking believe...

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Internal Conflict: Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT & DRAG ME TO HELL

Adam discusses his reaction to OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and how the internal conflict (or “need”) of the hero mirrors what we find in Sam Raimi’s previous film DRAG ME TO HELL. PLUS, additional DRAG ME TO HELL analysis. Also, do you need more than one script ready to submit to agents and managers? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:57 — 38.4MB) |...

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The New/Old Categories of HORROR!

Adam briefly talks OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and FDR: AMERICAN BADASS! then jumps into the Horror genre. What are the categories of Horror that a screenwriter should use as a foundation in 2013? And do films such as MISERY, WARM BODIES and THE SIXTH SENSE actually function like horror movies from a screenwriting perspective? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:22 — 49.8MB) |...

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