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…

MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE HI everyone, Eric Edson here.  Wanted to pass along something from my heart – how very proud I am to be associated with the publisher of my book The Story Solution: MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS. MWP is the largest specialty publisher in the world for books on screenwriting, TV writing,…

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,…

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…

How Irish-American Movies Continue to Engage Audiences

How Irish-American Movies Continue to Engage Audiences

This is the time of year we celebrate Irish art: the literature, poetry and plays by celebrated writers such as W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett, as well as the Irish contributions to film and screenwriting. For a small country, the Irish are incredibly well-traveled and have a…

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…

The Story Solution Launches New Website for Screenwriters

The Story Solution Launches New Website for Screenwriters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2015, Los Angeles, CA: Aspiring screenplay writers looking for insights, inspiration and direction to help them develop screenplays that sell, now have a new tool in their screenwriting toolbox. Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, has launched a new interactive website that delves into some…

Top Movies About American Presidents

Top Movies About American Presidents

February is the time for two celebrations – Presidents’ Day and the Academy Awards. When writing a movie script, what better inspiration is there than someone who has attained the nation’s highest office? My book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, provides insights on writing screenplays and tips for imbuing characters with…