Screenwriters today have more resources for support, education, and exposure than ever before. So, how do we cut through the clutter of content and get to the good stuff?
Disney writer Ricky Roxburgh writes “Tangled: The Series” and works on other Disney TV shows regularly. He's named his top 3 online resources for screenwriters, and they're all FREE. Subscribe, listen, and follow them today.
- @ChrisMcQuarrie on Twitter
Christopher McQuarrie is a screenwriter, producer, and director, working often with Tom Cruise on films including “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Jack Reacher,” and “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Fallout.” He won an Oscar for his work on the screenplay for The Usual Suspects back in ’95. He’s on Twitter at twitter.com/chrismcquarrie and on Instagram at instagram.com/christophermcquarrie.
- Scriptnotes Podcast
The Scriptnotes podcast covers screenwriting and related industry topics, “everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law,” the description states. John August is a screenwriter with a storied career, with credits on movies such as “Charlie’s Angels,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Corpse Bride,” and “Frankenweenie.” Craig Mazin recently experienced huge success with his hit show “Chernobyl,” and also wrote movies including “Scary Movie 3 & 4,” and “The Hangover Part II & III.”
- WordPlayer by Terry Rossio
“One of my personal idols is Terry Rossio. Terry Rossio has a website that’s like really hard to find, but it’s called WordPlayer, and it’s got these columns that are like (muah)! It’s got samples of his outlines of things that he’s pitched. He talks about everything from finding your way in, to working with executives, to thinking about your script in different ways that you might not be thinking of. He’s a talented writer and a really successful writer.”
WordPlayer has a lot of great advice from Rossio himself and many others. His writing credits are long and include “Aladdin,” “Shrek,” and four “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Find columns, forums, essays, and opinions from industry pros, information about Rossio and his production company, and more at WordPlayer.com.
Very few successful screenwriters have a formal college degree in the subject. And now, more than ever, you can learn just about anything online without looking too hard. What screenwriting resources do you leverage?