How to Make a Found Footage Concept Work

Want to know how to develop a great concept for your found footage flick? Look no further!

Genre Studies: 4 Tips for Writing a Found Footage Film

The market for found footage films is an unsteady one at best. Just when you think the fad has gone out of style, promising specs sales such as Glimmer (a found footage time travel script by writer Carter Blanchard) and The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Vikram Weet take on the genre from another angle and prove that not every found footage film on the production slate has to be Paranormal Activity 12.

Because found footage films are cheap to produce, there will always be a demand for found footage scripts that are well-written and approach the genre in a new way.

Genre Studies: How to Write a Ballroom Dance Film

My interest in ballroom dance films stems from the fact that I am a ballroom dancer. When I’m not writing screenplays or interacting with you lovely people, I’m getting my Samba on. Over the past few months I’ve been learning Samba, Waltz, Salsa, Cha-Cha and Rumba. Next on my agenda is the (decidedly exhausing) Viennese Waltz and Jive.
My writing partner and I are currently writing a ballroom dance film. We’re keeping it under wraps until it’s done, but I thought I’d share what our process looks like and share some of the research we did concerning the ballroom dance subgenre.

Genre Study: 5 Movies You Should See Before Writing a Spy Thriller

This series exists to help you write a killer spy thriller that will add something new to the genre and be a fresh take instead of a tired retread. This list examines 10 movies you should see before you write your spy thriller.

Genre Study: The Spy Thriller

This series exists to help you write a killer spy thriller that will add something new to the genre and be a fresh take instead of a tired retread. In this article, I discuss different types of spy films, and what makes a spy thriller different than spy comedies and spy adventures.

6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Writing a Gangster Film

This is part three in my series entitled Genre Study: The Gangster Thriller (Part One) and (Part Two), where I break down the tropes and conventions of successful Gangster Thrillers so you can write one of your own.

Here are six tips to keep in mind when writing a gangster thriller:

Genre Study: The Gangster Thriller (Part Two)

A study of the gangster thriller subgenre and its conventions, along with a brief history of the gangster thriller genre. Part two in a series.

Genre Study: The Gangster Thriller (Part One)

A study of the gangster thriller subgenre and its conventions, along with a brief history of the gangster thriller genre. Part one in a series.