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How to Finish That Oscar-Worthy Script

Today: everything you need to write/finish a screenplay that’s capable of winning an Academy Award. Except, you know, a producer, a director and an attached Day-Lewis.

Meet Your Screenwriting Coach
TRAINING DAY

Meet Your Screenwriting Coach

You Require: A little help fine-tuning that third act. Also, some assistance with the second and first.
You’ll Receive: A weekly Skype session with a USC-bred screenwriting coach. Ask him about character development. And dialogue. Or just how much it would take for him to finish the last 15 pages.

It’s Not an Isolated Log Cabin, But...
IN POD WE TRUST

It’s Not an Isolated Log Cabin, But...

You Require: A secluded work environment, free from distractions.
You’ll Receive: A fully customizable, goes-anywhere office built out of a modular fiberglass structure. It comes with a desk, some carpet and windows. Sadly, no secretary, though...

Just the Right Amount of Noise
SOUND TRACK

Just the Right Amount of Noise

You Require: An ambient soundtrack to help you concentrate on killing off your protagonist. Sorry, spoiler.
You’ll Receive: This website, which plays loops of productivity-inducing sounds. Like crashing waves. Or a crackling fire. Or the low din of a coffee shop. Nothing like a good low din.

For the Pitch Meeting
NOW BOARDING

For the Pitch Meeting

You Require: Some storyboards. Trust us, Harvey likes pictures.
You’ll Receive: The aid of a former Marvel artist who’s more than capable of turning your written masterpiece into a visual stunner. Also, he draws a mean Spider-Man.

Tom Hanks’s Typewriter Guys
T.HANKS FOR SHARING

Tom Hanks’s Typewriter Guys

You Require: A sturdy old typewriter from which to glean some old-school inspiration.
You’ll Receive: The services of Tom Hanks’s preferred typewriter guys. They’ve been in the game since 1932. And if it’s good enough for the guy from The ’Burbs...

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