Chris Soth lectures on "What is a logline?" or what makes a successful logline. Worth a listen.
Scriptnotes, episode 3: Outlining your screenplay: index cards and whiteboards | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
The process of outling a script, from index cards to whiteboards to spreadsheets, plus more about post-fatherhood screenwriting.
Hal Croasmun of ScreenwritingU interviewed screenwriter Zak Penn about his movie THE AVENGERS. THE AVENGERS is directed by Joss Whedon.
In this interview, Zak talks about:
How to adapt a comic into a screenplay. Making a story emotional and getting us connected to the main character. Surviving competing interests — the comic, the fans, and the studio! How deals like X2, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers came together for him. His unique perspective on what it takes to succeed as a screenwriter.
Creative Screenwriting Magazine: Senior Editor Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about Milk.
Things I dig about this:
• mild / small discussion of Lane’s personal Mormon history and his writing stint on Big Love.
• the attendance of UCLA film school
• Milk’s birth as a spec script