Writers will understand why they’re stuck and how to get unstuck through proven methods of breaking the logjam of self-judging and second-guessing that keeps good screenplays from being finished. Attain confidence by knowing your story is clear and solid. Seal out negative influences such as “industry experts” and fleeting trends. This is a way to write a script with integrity that makes a screenplay “storyworthy.” This is how to write a screenplay that works.
JOE GILFORD is a 35-year veteran writer, director and producer. His upcoming feature screenplays, Kalimantan
, are currently in preparation. He has written documentaries for PBS’ award-winning American Experienc
e. He is one of the most popular professors at NYU’s undergraduate film department since 1999. He teaches and lectures nationwide, including Montclair State University
in New Jersey, Hollins University
in Virginia and Columbia University. He is an in-demand script consultant through his website StoryRescue.com
consulting with dozens of writers on their screenplays, TV scripts, plays and novels. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant
for his play Danny’s Brain
about football concussions. His off-Broadway play Finks
acclaimed and nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play and an Off-Broadway Alliance award for Best New Play. The play was videotaped for the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater on Film collection, usually reserved for Broadway productions. Finks is published by Dramatists Play Service.