John August is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter who has numerous writing credits, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Big Fish (2003), Charlie’s Angels (2002), and Go (1999). He also runs a website that contains very useful advice and information on screenwriting for aspiring and current writers.

We’re featuring some of that screenwriting advice in a four-part video scriptcast series called Lessons from John August. Here’s the first video on writing better action.

Watch Part One.

Check out Part Two on writing better scene description and Part Three on entering a scene.


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