Jeffrey York

Jeff York is an optioned screenwriter, film critic, illustrator, and ad man. He’s also a member of the Chicago Indie Critics, SAG-AFTRA, and a cat lover.

How Movies from 1976 Can Help You Write Better Scripts

How Movies from 1976 Can Help You Write Better Scripts

Being bad is a state of mind, and in the 1970s, being bad was very, very good.

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Fear, Hope, and Fantasy in Genre Writing

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Fear, Hope, and Fantasy in Genre Writing

One of the worst pieces of advice ever given to a screenwriter has to be: “Write what you know.” The key is relatability. If you can relate, you can write.

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Want to be the Next Aaron Sorkin? Start by Being Don Draper

Lessons from an Ad Agency: Want to be the Next Aaron Sorkin? Start by Being Don Draper

It’s all storytelling, be it a product or a film or a TV show. Combining art and business is a tale as old as time.

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

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