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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Short Circuit: Talent – Tall Order for a Short Film

A buddy of mine, journalist and screenwriter Jeremy Burgess, recently co-wrote his first short film for production, Dead Saturday. He already had a director involved, they’d scouted out shooting locations, and they were looking to yell, “Action!” as soon as possible. Of course, there were some things they still needed… Like a lead actor… Generally, this would be where...

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Screenwriting Website of the Week: ScreenCraft

ScriptMag is proud to announce ScreenCraft as our latest Screenwriting Website of the Week! The ScreenCraft team share valuable information with screenwriters and even offer tips on who to follow on Twitter and what pages to “like” on Facebook to help you achieve your goals of writing. Check them out and be sure to...

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Column D – Story Receptors

In case you missed it, The Hollywood Reporter published an article recently (two actually) bemoaning the dismal summer box office numbers this year. So far, reports are that movie revenue is down twenty percent, and if the trend continues, the full year will come in at four or five percent below last year. The...

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Script Angel: Developing Your Screenwriting Brand

If you’re trying to establish yourself as a screenwriter and create a long-term screenwriting career you probably already know it’s not enough to have one spec script under your belt, you need a portfolio of work to present to the industry. So what should that portfolio of specs look like? Will a mix of...

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Writers’ Room 101: Pitching in the Room

When I first sat down to start writing about this topic, I was worried because I thought there couldn’t possibly be enough to say about pitching to fill an entire blog post. Next thing I knew, I had written so much that I decided to break it into two separate posts so the information...

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Back to the Chalkboard: Robin Williams and the Value of Comedy

Brad Riddell has written four feature films on assignment for studios and independent producers, and is a screenwriting professor in DePaul University’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media. In 1990 I was about to graduate from high school and head off to the University of Kentucky. Despite starring in the senior class play and...

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Script Gods Must Die: Directing the Movie Of Your Life

Those who read my posts at Script Mag and my blog at Script Gods Must Die know the story of Jane Doe, which was a movie adaptation of a 1985 play I wrote about my heroin-addicted girlfriend, Claire G. It was a story centering on the devastating effects of addiction from the POV of...