Author Archives: Stewart Farquhar

Stewart Farquhar

About Stewart Farquhar

Stewart Farquhar holds Screenwriting and Advanced Screenwriting certificates from the Professional Program at The UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television. Stewart has analyzed over 7,500 scripts for private and studio clients. He is a produced playwright active screenwriter and an in demand lecturer. He presents as a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Loyola Marymount, Sherman Oaks Film School, and Cal State Long Beach. He has been a final story analyst for both Slamdance and scripts headed to Cannes for funding. He serves as Finals or Semi Finals judge for three of the major screenwriting contests. Social media links are at TheReadersCompany.com. Email: Stewart@TheReadersCompany.com

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Dilemma in Story

The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.