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Timothy Cooper

About Timothy Cooper

Timothy Cooper is a writer, director, and script consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. He was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for writing and directing the digital sitcom Concierge: The Series, starring Kate McKinnon and others from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Upright Citizens Brigade. His feature Away from Here, starring Nick Stahl, Alicia Witt, and Ray Wise, is available all over. And he's written jokes and sketches for hosts Michael Ian Black, Colin Quinn, and Larry Wilmore at the Writers Guild Awards. Timothy proudly teaches his screenwriting workshops around the world through his company, Blueprint Screenwriting Group.

This Scene Sucks: 15 Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid

by Timothy Cooper  Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Please enjoy this scene from my nonexistent, Birds vs. Bees. I wrote this opening scene specifically for this article, but there isn’t a single error in it that I haven’t read in actual screenplays hundreds of times. I’m...