Category: Articles

Despite Its Successes, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Will Likely Be Forgotten

This article was originally published on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I finally got the chance to see Avengers: Infinity War on Mother’s Day – it was part of my gift from my husband. Go see a movie while I watch the baby. (If you’re a parent, you get what…
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May 17, 2018 0

What is a Screenwriting Lab? + Writing Prompts – Round 7

Happy new week to everyone! Recently, our co-founder Angela Bourassa wrote an article for Shore Scripts explaining what exactly a screenwriting lab is and why you might want to consider applying for one (like the one that’s part of our grand prize package…). The article includes a list of labs and TV fellowships worth checking…
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May 7, 2018 0

All About Loglines with the Co-Founder of Write/LA

  Our co-founder Angela Bourassa recently did an AMA on Reddit. The event was a HUGE success with over 280 total comments, and counting. Angela gave a lot of feedback on individual writer’s loglines, so if you’ve been struggling with your logline, check out the whole thread on Reddit. Some of the big logline themes…
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April 27, 2018 0

Infographic – 5 Ways to Break Down the Structure of Moana

This article originally appeared on Script Magazine. It is re-printed here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I have a toddler, so I’m constantly prowling Netflix for a new kid’s show or movie that will help my son simmer down before bedtime and, just as importantly, won’t drive me crazy. In my eternal search I’ve…
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April 19, 2018 0

Write/LA on the SYS Podcast + Writing Prompts – Round 4

Write/LA co-founder Angela Bourassa was recently a guest on the Selling Your Screenplay podcast. If you have a few minutes, listen to her chat about why she started LA Screenwriter and what we’re hoping to accomplish with the Write/LA competition. (The video is set to start at the beginning of Angela’s interview.) We also have…
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April 16, 2018 0

6 Cross-Genre Story Lessons from A QUIET PLACE

This article originally appeared on Medium. It is reprinted here with permission.   by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Fair warning: there are spoilers ahead. I never go see horror movies. Never. I wait until they’re available to buy or stream, and then — only if I’m incredibly intrigued by the concept — will I watch a horror movie in the middle of the afternoon…
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April 12, 2018 0

The Producer’s Perspective on Your Screenplay

This interview originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Danny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants working today. He is the CEO of No BullScript Consulting and author of No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective. Danny was ranked a “Cream of the Crop” script consultant in CS Magazine and named…
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April 6, 2018 1

The Essential Guide to Rewriting Your Screenplay Like a Pro

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Rewriting your script is always a daunting process. Getting to the end of the first draft is hard enough. Now you’re supposed to go back through it and pick apart all of the beautiful work you just did? The…
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March 26, 2018 0