DIFFERENT THINGS – MAY 2021

Catching up on all the television, and playing Devil's advocate with your characters... Here's some different things I've been thinking a lot about this past month. Maybe there's something here to interest you too?

DIFFERENT THINGS – APRIL 2021

The Greek gods reimagined, the grind of finishing personal projects, and the conundrum of screenwriting gurus... Here's some different things I've been thinking a lot about this past month. Maybe there's something here to interest you too?

DIFFERENT THINGS – JUNE 2020

Changing times, the need for change, creative crashing. June seems to have flown by, so a bit late with this one! Here's some different things I've been thinking a lot about this past month. Maybe there's something here to interest you too?

How To Write Movies: Mazin and Arndt’s Screenwriting Philosophies

I've spent a lot of time recently recommending a couple of fantastic resources to anyone and everyone I know in the middle of slogging it out on a screen story. The below two story lectures are fantastic for lots of reasons, but key to their impact is that they're incredibly useful, craft-focused overviews for anyone …

Speed Pitching! Things To Consider

The delightful Holly Lyons, screenwriting lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and maven behind script assessment service Screenwriting Scriptease, invited me along last week to a speed pitching session for her screenwriting students. Along with some fellow industry peeps, we lined ourselves up for an onslaught of pitches from emerging writers and filmmakers …

5 Ways To Improve Gender Representation In Your Kids TV Concept

You can click here to jump straight to the checklist! As writers, we’re told to think outside the box. We strive to look beyond genre conventions, to make interesting connections so our concepts feel ‘fresh’ and ‘unique’. We scout for intriguing ways into our stories, and look to develop characters with traits and motivations that …

What’s The Point (Of Scene)? How The One Liner Changed How I See Stories

If writing is re-writing, scriptwriting is script editing. And one of the most basic tools of script editing is the One Liner, which focuses you on POS (point of scene).   As a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed trainee script editor, my boss assigned me some practise. After I’d mangled my way through a set of off-balance notes, …