Just Effing Ask Julie Gray

The Director of the Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition, Julie Gray also writes for The Huffington Post and has taught screenwriting at Warner Bros., Oxford University and The University de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Julie answers questions from Script Magazine readers on the screenwriting craft and the screenwriting industry to help screenwriters succeed in Hollywood and all over the world.

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: Tension and The Rhythm of Screenplay Structure

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear Julie, Starting the second act, how should...

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: My Family Doesn’t Support My Writing

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear Julie, It seems I have to fight...

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: How NOT to Query Your Screenplay

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear readers, the following is taken directly from...

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: Idea Theft – Threat or Myth?

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear Julie: There’s an old nautical expression “Loose...

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: Action Lines – Less is More

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. If you have a question you would like...

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Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: Is Back Story Important?

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear Julie, I know that I am supposed...