Those who claim that the formulaic path is the only way to go when writing a screenplay are further confusing the beginning writer. Stewart Farquhar analyzes the differences between formula and structure.
Paul Joseph Gulino explores the lost opportunities of set-up and pay-off in the film Hereditary.
Tom Stempel examines the films Tully, Disobedience, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ocean’s 8 to showcase the effective (or not effective) use of plot twists.
Ray Morton warns of the many distractions on the path to being a professional screenwriter and explains the goal that is most important... writing a great script.
Joy Cheriel Brown demonstrates five ways to ensure your screenplays represent diversity through either race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or religion.
Story and characters will sell your movie. But the packaging should be there too. Paul Peditto offers suggestions on how to format your screenplay like a pro.
Dialogue can deepen an understanding of characters and amp up a every aspect of a story. Paula Landry gives three clear way to improve dialogue in your script.
With so many films adapted from intellectual property, at some point in your screenwriting career you'll find yourself writing an adaptation. Having adapted books, comics and true stories, Mario O. Moreno shares several essential techniques for writing adaptations.
Joy Cheriel Brown explores ten different genres of films that effectively explore diversity in screenwriting.
Barri Evins’ secret to creating strong stories: dig deep to lay a solid foundation before building up structure. Discover the building blocks of foundation.