Josh Miller Author, Screenwriter and producer

Josh Miller Author, Screenwriter and producerJosh Miller Author, Screenwriter and producerJosh Miller Author, Screenwriter and producer

Get unstuck.


Best-selling Book

Stuck!  Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again

Maybe you have a great idea for a movie, and you’re thinking to yourself, “Man, if I only knew how to write a screenplay.” Or maybe you’ve started your screenplay already, but you get to a certain point where you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT! Or maybe you’ve already finished your screenplay, read it over again, hated it, and smashed your hard drive. Don’t give up on your dreams just yet— not until you’ve read this book.

Industry Experience

I've penned or produced TV programs for Paramount, Lifetime, Hallmark, Dick Clark Productions, Viacom, Disney Channel, PBS and Showtime as well as feature films released by Universal, Warner Bros., Momentum, eOne, Equinoxe, First Look, DARO and Vision Films.   I've also been a television development executive and worked independently as a TV  series show runner and freelance screenwriter.  

Teaching Experience

As a writer/producer, I have a unique perspective as both a creator and an acquirer of screenplays.  I've story edited, story consulted and mentored emerging and professional screenwriters for dozens of years.  I've taught screenwriting courses at universities, colleges and institutes.  And I've delivered courses and workshops to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

What they're saying about the book

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There are lots of books on how to write a screenplay, many aren't very good. Josh Miller's stands out as one of the best. His insights, strategies and encouragement are invaluable.

                       Carole Kirschner – Director of the CBS Diversity Writers Program and the WGA Showrunner Training Program and author of Hollywood Game Plan

Honest, entertaining and thorough, STUCK! is an indispensable tool for everyone from emerging screenwriters to established filmmakers.

                       Jim Bigham, producer/production manager - Ballers, Magic Mike, Dolphin Tale

Brilliant.  Josh captures the essence of screenwriting. What a story arc. It’s almost as if he’s writing his own script called: STUCK! A must read for any writer, producer, or director.”

                      Lee Gluckman, Chairman - U.S. International FIlm & Video Festival

As a producer/writer, Josh is an expert with story, character and humour.  He understands how to translate ideas to the page so that they are communicated with clarity, intent and emotion.

                      Grant Harvey, director - Wynonna Earp, Orphan Black, Tin Star, 12 Monkeys

Josh Miller reminds us that when it comes to story, the storyteller is still the most important part of the most powerful cultural force on the planet.  If you’re interested in being a professional storyteller, STUCK! is an essential part of your narrative arsenal.

                      Michael Jorgensen, Emmy® Award-winning producer - Unclaimed, Battle of the X-Planes 

I’ve never seen a book that describes every element of narrative structure like Josh Miller’s Stuck! A worn copy will be on every writer’s shelf.

                      Thomas Herod, Jr., Director - Director/A.D. - Curse of the Starving Class, Scam

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STUCK! is a back to basics, easy to follow guide for all screenwriters. Miller's solid understanding of good story-telling is highlighted by the wide variety of movie examples that make it interesting and instructive. No fancy formulas or gimmicks-- just solid fundamentals. A must read.

                       Francis Damberger, director -  Heartland, Due South, Honey I Shrunk the Kids

STUCK! is a must read for every aspiring and experienced screenwriter.  It truly does show “a path through the script wilderness” in an eminently refreshing and practical way.

                       Robert Frederick, producer - MacGyver, Witness Protection, The Wild Guys

STUCK! is a valuable addition to the desk or bookshelf of anybody serious about learning the craft of screenwriting.  Josh knows this business well and shares his experience with comradely insight and self-deprecating humour.

                        Scot Morison, screenwriter - Finding BobbiJake and the Kid

Practical, highly insightful and masterfully crafted, Josh Miller has pooled years of knowledge, experience and mentoring into a remarkable craft of screenwriting bible.  Presenting complex techniques in a relatable form and offering copious in-depth examples, the book is a must-read for beginners and definitely an inspiring refresher for all content creators!

                      Margaret Mardirossian, producer - The Liquidator, X-Weighted 

STUCK! is filled with all the basics-- seasoned with lots of valuable tips, wisdom and solid ideas on how to get unstuck. Josh has been in the industry a long time and is sharing a wealth of experience.

                      Dennis Foon, novelist/playwright/screenwriter – Indian Horse, Life Above All