story board whut?

June 17, 2015

 

I am always seeing these crazy story boards posted online by writers. They are very ordered and very detailed and very complex and to me look like time outlines for a NASA space mission or a chores list put up for a military camp.

Here is one of those crazy story boards:

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Here is my story board:

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I guess my story board should be embarrassed by the bigger more glamorous story boards but it isn’t. My story board says, Fuck off, it doesn’t do manual labor.

 

5150 new york!

June 7, 2015

Peter Andrews, Chesher Cat, Pumpkin the Dog, and Jodi Lustig -- Best 5150 Photo Ever, thank you New York yay!

Peter Andrews, Chesher Cat, Pumpkin the Dog, and Jodi Lustig — Best 5150 Photo Ever. Thank You New York!

 

 

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5150 and AFW are nine years old.

Holy cats!

Happy Birthday, 5150 and AFW!

writers are like cats

April 1, 2015

 

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workshop seat

February 28, 2015

 

There is a March seat open in the AFW online screenwriting workshop: AFW: 5150: An Online International Screenwriting Workshop http://ow.ly/JsaiZ

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one week left

January 6, 2015

One week left to register for —

AFW January classes. If you want one of these seats, hit us at http://theafw.com and reserve your seat now.

 

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ah the boy’s club

October 4, 2014

 

Ah the boy's club

The Boy’s Club is fun. Well not so much if you are not a boy.

It means every single male “screenwriting guru” out there can bash you with cheap references to bras and popsicles and you are supposed to be nice about it. I guess?

I’m not nice.

I’m a kid from the streets.

I will fucking cut you.

Don’t do that shit again.

 

 

Oh yez, hot September classes are right around the corner. You should all go sign up for them right now.

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014:  The Sex Scene

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: High Concept Writing

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: The Art of the Pitch

 

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screenplay_stackI spend a good deal of my time lately —

Staring at lists of script titles in my immediate future with a sense of impending loathing and horror.

This is based entirely on the titles.

I have no idea what’s inside there. But the titles? Ahhh!

 


 

When this happens, I sort scripts not based on which script I want to read first — but on which script I want to read last.

 


 

This is not a good scenario for a script.

 


 

Writing is a seduction.

That seduction starts with the title.

 

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