May 14, 2013

Those Crazy Mothers

In a belated nod towards Mothers Day I was thinking about the many archetypes that mother characters fit in cinema. The character of mother might be […]
February 5, 2013

Thank You For Your Support: The Importance of Good Supporting Characters

So much focus on screenplay writing, as well as critique, seems to be on the main character, or the hero. Certainly, a lot of that focus is […]
November 14, 2012

Hero Vs. Villain: Who Is More Interesting?

One of the things that I notice when reading scripts is how, especially in early drafts, the antagonist is almost always a more interesting character than […]
October 9, 2012

“What Do You Want?” The First Question To Ask Your Hero

I read a script last week for a repeat client. It was a good script, had a good and suspenseful storyline, an ironic and interesting premise, […]