Cutting scenes can be brutal for a screenwriter, but even more so when a studio orders it. John Buchanan explores why Hollywood cuts character-driven scenes.
Cheryl Laughlin talks with Hush Money's Terrell Lamont about the ins and outs of screenwriting for microbudget films and how to make every scene work double time.
Writing a scene takes time. In the course of 10 years of development and scripting 'Defiance,' their take on the climax of the movie changed. The team shared the scene's journey with Script.
Have you ever been told that your script scenes lack energy? Excitement? If your script scenes are falling flat, Alex Bloom has a great way of fixing it.
The biggest problem many screenwriters who have trouble with is writing great action sequences. Glenn Benest gives tips to grab your reader.
Paul Peditto examines (the lack of) plausibility in some famous movies.
Paul Peditto discusses a few of his least favorite things found in screenplays including parentheticals and adjectives.
Jacob Krueger discusses a concept called "the game of the scene" using Trainwreck as an example.
Great screenplay writing always includes conflicts and obstacles. Wendy Kram explains how no good drama or comedy can exist without some conflict the hero must face and overcome.
Paul Chitlik, professional screenwriter and author on the subject, fields a question about writing effective description in your screenplay.