i will not read your fucking script but if i read your fucking script appreciate my fucking feedback

A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson seems kinda pissed. Apparently he gets asked to read a lot of scripts. Apparently most of them are crap. And apparently nobody really wants his honest feedback. So he wrote a scathing essay over at The Village Voice, outlining just how much this all sucks.

making the short list in the john august scene writing challenge

A few days ago, John August announced his latest scene writing challenge. It’s kind of like one of those 24-hour filmmaking challenges, except you don’t have to actually make a movie… just write one. And not even a whole movie… just a scene or sequence. Simple, right? John has done these a few times before. […]

john august on 'making of'

John August was interviewed on Making Of, where he talks about adaptations and choosing projects. “My favorite genre of movies are movies that get made.” Something you and I have in common, JA. Full interview here.

Twitter introduces me and John August

Something cool happened on Twitter. Yeah, I know. I didn’t see it coming either. John August, amazingly successful and talented screenwriter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Go, The Nines, Big Fish, and others, is working on an idea for a “long short story or short novella”. He put the word out via his Twitter […]

John August is doing something cool (again)

John August is doing something cool over at his blog… short video screen captures, looking over his shoulder as he edits a screenplay segment. I’ll just offer links, rather than embed them here, as to send your traffic to his blog. Writing better scene description. Writing better action. Don’t just watch the video, but read […]