Screenwriter Blogs

Script Magazine has a wide variety of contributors, each specializing in a unique area of screenwriting. All of our screenwriting blogs are written by screenwriting experts whose advice comes from years of experience in the industry. Our list of contributors grows and changes as the needs of our readers change. Script Magazine has evolved from just a Hollywood voice to a global voice, with writers from L.A. to London, examining studio productions, web series, independent filmmaking and more.

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MEET THE READER: It’s Got to Be a Movie

Ray Morton explains how for a screenplay to be successful, it must be a movie – the material in the script and the manner in which it is presented must be such that it is plausible that a motion picture could be made from it. You’d be surprised at how many spec scripts out...

SITCOM SUCCESS: Writing Act I

SITCOM SUCCESS: Writing Act II

If you have ever wondered if you could write a perfect pilot fast – the answer is yes! Join Marilyn Horowitz for: Sitcom Success: The Perfect Pilot in 30 Days. In part 8 of this 10-part series, continue writing with Act II.

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The Upcoming D.C. Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

The D.C. Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, an 11-day event that includes film screenings of shorts, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and free family screenings in Washington, D.C., is considered to be one of the top-tiered short film festivals nationally and around the world, and for budding screenwriters, the unique perks it offers are hard...