I'm beginning to wonder what questions like "How do you think it went" do to the actors?
Never mind the objective, a veteran mentor says, the key is to activate the character
Guest Blog: Imagine a world of storytelling where each character is free from the constrictions and restrictions of actors and directors
The script, and the degree of transformation required by the role, are two critical criteria. Take George Clooney and Jean Dujardin for example
Writers and directors breathe life into their creations, but to give them real depth, they must rely upon actors. And those voices in their heads
Make sure you understand the difference between Expectations and Results -- they reveal the true inner nature of the character
They are what make life rich and invigorating, challenging and colorful. They define us. And they are one of our most powerful storytelling tools ...
At every moment there are two primary objectives attempting to be fulfilled: private and public
We are drawn to structure in our stories simply because our lives have no discernable structure of their own
Maybe we should write novels first -- a well-known agent in London advises his clients to write a novel first, both for professional and creative...
What is the genesis of a story? It begins rumbling around inside our head, begging to be heard, begging to be told ...
The screenplay appears so seductively simple with its standard format and three-act 120-page structure -- but its simplicity is deceptive
We are all storytellers; the story’s first teller is our self and the first listener is our self