Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: The Script
Creating art takes time. With every additional page, the production schedule gets longer. And the longer it takes to produce, the longer it will be before you can bring your project to market.
Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel
During one pitch, we were asked if our screenplay was based on a graphic novel. The answer was no, but it had crossed our minds to adapt it in the opposite direction.
Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection
As the rejections racked up, we felt frustrated: How is no one seeing what we’re seeing? This is the right comedy for the right time ...
Unleash Your Inner Director: Writing Graphic Novels vs. Screenplays
Too many writers jump into projects without knowing what their role is as an artist.
John Pollono and the Small Engine That Could
"... the country right now is so fucking political and divided that the only safety you have is if you feel that the art is regurgitating your own opinions and political beliefs back at you. I find that incredibly boring."
One Night with Kemp Powers...
"I just want to put stuff out there that reminds people how we are not only interconnected, but we're codependent. And we won't accept that, like we actually kind of all need each other." - Kemp Powers
The Doubt of Adaptation
The first pass was—traumatic. I was re-reading every single word of my novel, dissecting where I could have written it better, second-guessing so many things. I had to stop that critic in my head just so I could get the work done.
I knew about 12 pt. Courier font, hiding exposition, keeping descriptions short ... but I had no idea how to write a middle grade memoir.
Palate Cleansing: The Art of Writing Novels and Screenplays
The death knell of a writer is to become bored, or even worse, blocked. I’ve avoided this plague by keeping myself challenged and engaged in different mediums.
Moving Words: An Interview with Deborah Kahan Kolb
Eight minutes of movie, zero spoken lines, and I still can barely write about it without crying.
The “Sunk Cost Fallacy” and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Quit
We don’t need to pursue things we once wanted just because we once wanted them. We don’t need to hang out with assholes just because we randomly met them.
Play Time is Over
"It feels like a play." Of all the notes I got in the beginning of my screenwriting master’s program, this one hurt the most.
Indignation: Oscar-Nominated Writer James Schamus Tells It Like It Is
An interview with James Schamus, the writer of the "Indignation," on his writing process, screenplays that aren’t over-written, and the violence of adapting great books.