A reader asks Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, about the story goal and opposition in the film 'Good Will Hunting.'
Dave Trottier answers a reader's question about how to stay on track in the New Year and achieve screenwriting success.
With so many conflicting opinions on screenplay formatting out there, Dave Trottier offers advice to keep screenwriters from losing their minds.
When asked what his guilty pleasure is in movies, Dave Trottier often responds that he likes Galaxy Quest. In his mind, it does a lot of things right, and we screenwriters can learn a thing or two from it.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, discusses proper screenplay format when dealing with action and dialogue.
Most often, when Dave Trottier reads a script, he thinks, “It needs color.” Color the characters; color the scenes; color the dialogue. Color can engage the reader.
Dave Trottier, aka Dr. Format, gives advice on the most common screenwriting format mistake and on whether you need to use "DAY" and "NIGHT".
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays?
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.