Every week I see scores of pitches sent to my inbox, to my ears or via script listing sites … And every week I see Loglines and Taglines being mixed up!!! Of course, sometimes writers are asked to provide taglines. Sometimes this will be when looking for finance, or during meetings. Other times tagline may be asked for when taking part in initiatives like the now defunct Eon Screenwriters Workshop.
Brian Koppelman is here to help. In a recent interview with Rachel Syme of The New YorkerKoppelman explained his frustration with the business surrounding writing that tries to help new writers succeed, usually by making them pay for a product or service that is, in truth, total bullshit: But I think that, somehow, screenwriting became this golden cash cow that everyone wants a part of, and then, on top of that, the industry creates the feeling in people that there is some mystery to doing this work, and so in the end it can very easily prey on dreamers.
Last month, Koppelman allowed these observations to bubble over into a side project, a series of short, forceful videos about screenwriting and the perils of the industry which have quickly gone viral online.
Koppelman records his thoughts in tiny snippets using Vine, a social-media app that can record six seconds of video that play on a loop.
As of this writing, he has made thirty-eight of them, posted almost daily, with thousands of likes, shares, and retweets. Koppelman records his lessons on the fly, usually while walking around New York, the city rushing by in the background. They are not formal or planned.
He usually shoots in extreme close-up, with few blinks. They are straightforward, simple, and affirmational, like something a quarterback might yell right before breaking the huddle: Watch movies, read screenplays, let them be your guide.
Words, pages, and the intention behind them.The old TV game show “Match Game” illustrated how important one word can be to a joke. Gene Rayburn hosted the program, in which contestants filled in a blank in a sentence and hoped their answer matched those of the celebrity guests.
Screenwriting Advice, in Six Seconds or Less. He calls them Six-Second Screenwriting Lessons. Koppelman records his thoughts in tiny snippets using Vine, a social-media app that can record six.
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Practical Writing Tips From Hollywood Screenwriter Brian Koppelman. Jon Brooks. Mar 30, k. however, he’s also made the transition into teaching. Both with his blog and, now famous, ‘Six Second Screenwriting Lessons’ on Vine.
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