Many writers are intimidated by the prospect of pitching. As if writing scripts isn’t hard enough, it feels like we now need to be graphic designers, pro-editors and public speakers to get our story in front of the right people. But we should remember that we are creative people, says Story for Pitch Decks course director Emma Millions.
Writers should always define their central character’s ‘want’ and ‘need’ – but the latter can often be missed. So how do you establish a character’s need / internal desire? BAFTA-winning producer John Yorke explains.
How does John Yorke’s advanced screenwriting course transform the way you see story? Jamie Di Spirito, writer and director of award-winning short film Thrive (2019) shares his experiences.
In this premium article John Yorke explores how Chernobyl’s makers ‘took something complex, grey, difficult and un-heroic and turned it into a classic Hollywood narrative shape’.
Sometimes you need to talk to someone with first-hand experience to really understand the industry. Here, actor, writer and producer Katherine Press and Killing Eve screenwriter Rob Williams discuss how he started working in TV drama, how to handle editor’s notes and the world of High-End TV drama. Interview from December 2017.
Multi-award-winning international playwright Simon Stephens speaks to John Yorke Story’s Katherine Press, and shares his thoughts on drama, creativity and the musical structure of scripts. Interview held in 2019.