Category Archives: How to write a screenplay

30 screenplays for every screenwriter

I recently wrote a post listing creative writing books that I thought writers would do well to get their mitts on, and another one on a list of recent novels that sketch out where the leading edge of contemporary fiction … Continue reading

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Pause no more: the ‘real’ Fiona Griffiths

At the Festival a couple of years back, I gave a workshop called “The Art of the … Pause”. The theme was the importance of slowing things down. Not holding the plot up exactly – that’s never a good thing … Continue reading

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Adaptation. A guest blog from Jon Spira.

Jon has written feature film scripts for Manga Live, Palm Pictures and a multitude of independent producers. He has taught the UK Film Council Screenwriting course since 2004. Anyone Can Play Guitar (directed by Jon Spira) was released in autumn … Continue reading

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One Writer, Three Acts. A guest blog from Jon Spira.

Perhaps the most confusing thing about trying to learn a craft is all of the conflicting opinions. Screenwriting is one of those truly frustrating areas where everybody will present you with different techniques, tips, advice and various insidious magic formulas. … Continue reading

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Formatting your Screenplay: the people you need to please

Guest Blog from Jon Spira. Jon has written feature film scripts for Manga Live, Palm Pictures and a multitude of independent producers. He has taught the UK Film Council Screenwriting course since 2004. Anyone Can Play Guitar (directed by Jon … Continue reading

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A short homily on screenplay dialogue

Guest Blog from Jon Spira. Jon has written feature film scripts for Manga Live, Palm Pictures and a multitude of independent producers. He has taught the UK Film Council Screenwriting course since 2004. Anyone Can Play Guitar (directed by Jon … Continue reading

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Columbia Pictures? Piss off!

A strange thing happened to me yesterday. Got an email from an exec at Columbia Pictures. (That executive in reality: probably a spotty twenty-two year old crammed into a small desk next to the copying machine. That executive in fantasy: … Continue reading

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Why to get started writing a screenplay by Jon Spira

Guest Blog from Jon Spira. Jon has written feature film scripts for Manga Live, Palm Pictures and a multitude of independent producers. He has taught the UK Film Council Screenwriting course since 2004. Anyone Can Play Guitar (directed by Jon … Continue reading

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How to Succeed at Screenwriting

I spent time yesterday with a couple of different production companies – one of them a large company affiliated with a major broadcaster, the other a small London-based indie with a strong slate of up-coming productions and some very good … Continue reading

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Welcome to the WW House Blog

Welcome to the WW House Blog. We’re aiming to provide honest, expert advice from a variety of sources and voices within the industry. And if you ever have questions or need help, then just feel free to contact us at … Continue reading

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