Top 12 Women Screenwriters From Film History

Top 12 Women Screenwriters From Film History

Women screenwriters are woefully underrepresented in screenwriting.  It’s therefore important to note the incredibly talented women who have made major contributions and led the way in the history of filmmaking. Think about it critically for a moment: can you name any top female screenwriters of the 20th century?  Most people can’t—and what an injustice that…

Final Draft Writing Software Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Service

Final Draft Writing Software Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Service

The art of writing a screenplay can be challenging.  The aspiring screenplay writer must overcome the stress of staring at a blank screen while waiting for ideas to strike, then grapple with characters, storylines, and dialogue to create a script that will hopefully catch the attention of Hollywood producers and resonate with viewing audiences.  Then excitement builds at last…

Will Smith talks Story with Michael Hauge, and Laura Leigh Clarke

Will Smith talks Story with Michael Hauge, and Laura Leigh Clarke

“The First Ever ONLINE Screenwriting and Storytelling Conference, JUNE 15 – 24” Hi, Eric Edson here. Wanted to let you in on something very special… My dear friend MICHAEL HAUGE just interviewed his longtime client WILL SMITH about Will’s insights into STORY.  Our producer for the upcoming (VIRTUALLY) EVERYTHING STORY event, the amazing Laura Leigh Clarke,…

People are SO excited!

People are SO excited!

Dear Friends, I’ve told you a little bit about (Virtually) Everything Story in the last little while – and the response has been INCREDIBLE! Thank you to everyone who has written to me sharing how much value they have received listening to my interview. If you missed my interview, you can access it here. I’m…

Don’t Summarize!

Don’t Summarize!

Below is a great article written by Michael Hauge. Don’t Summarize! A common weakness among all storytellers – screenwriters and novelists as well as marketers and presenters – is the tendency to summarize. When you write or tell a story, you are creating a movie in the mind of your readers or audiences. As they…

Scare Up Some Frightfully Good Movie Scripts with These Halloween Scriptwriting Ideas

Scare Up Some Frightfully Good Movie Scripts with These Halloween Scriptwriting Ideas

Dear Friends, Halloween is a funny and a frightening time of year. It is one holiday where there is no need to obsess about entertainment options or gift-giving demands. We can choose to enjoy a good scare, or simply participate in the fun of trick-or-treating. If you are writing a movie script, you can learn…