Friday Night Light’s Flipped Script

Have you ever been heavily infested into a TV show? The goal of a television series is to progress and improve the story from the previous season to improve engagement. With Friday Night Lights having iconic status in the TV world, people argue that season 2 (aired from 2007-2008) was not up to par with […]

Writer denied credit for Thor: Ragnarok

The purpose of writers guild of America is to negotiate contract terms with writers for movies and shows. Writers should be paid for their work ethically but the guild is a contract and whatever the contract states, should it be followed? Credits are an indicator to who did the most of the work on a […]

Writers in Reality Television

It’s no hidden secret that reality television isn’t exactly, reality. Yes, it’s unscripted, uses real people, and is completely unrehearsed; but reality programming also has the same basic goals as scripted television which is to move/entertain people. Reality television has become a catch-all phrase. It covers everything from documentary series to large scale game shows, […]

Credit Where its Due: Game Writing

Whether it be a video game such as The Legend of Zelda or God of War, all games have a story that they tell in some way. They tell a story like no other: one that you get to play through, rather than just watch or listen. Of course, there is still a writing process […]

Writers of Original ‘Lion King’ Lose Out on Credit for 2019 Remake

Before the release of the ‘live-action’ Lion King remake, concerns arose about how credit would be distributed to individuals who worked on the original Lion King. According to an article from Hollywood Reporter, storyboard artist, Jorgen Klubien, who worked on the original animated film, “learned that his credit may not appear on this summer’s CGI-enhanced […]

Guild: How to make a living as a screenwriter

One of the jobs everybody puts the word “starving” before is writer. One of the truths universally acknowledged, is that writing is a career you have to love because you have to fight pretty hard to get it to pay you. Screenwriting falls into this category, of a career you commit your life to and […]

Of Webisodes and Writer’s Guilds: ABC’s “Lost” and the 2007 Writers’ Strike

I grew up in a family of Lost fans. While the series was airing on ABC from 2004-2010, I distinctly remember witnessing my parents, my older brother, and even my aunts and uncles excitedly discussing theories and episode recaps with one another. While I didn’t watch the show until years after that contentious finale was […]

Josh Friedman, The Terminator and The Strike

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was a continuation of the Terminator series. It ignored the third installment of the series – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) – and picked up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). At the time, it was a relatively successful drama. It was rated as the most popular original scripted drama series of the 2007-2008 season. Fox picked […]

The Guild Strikes Back – The Writer’s Guild of America and Their Duty to Organized Labor

The writer’s strike of 2007 is one of the most discussed labor movements of the last 50 years. Why wouldn’t it be? Television has become such an integral part of the daily routine for millions of people around the nation, and the strike did so much to impact that routine. Do you see the problem […]

Join the Club: Guild Membership (and Its Perils)

Robert Rodriguez (And Frank Miller) The first film I can ever remember having a great desire to see theatrically was Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids. Rodriguez was a filmmaker I continued to follow as I matured; From Dusk til Dawn made a major impression on me, as did his book Rebel Without a Crew, detailing how he made El Mariachi on […]