Identifying Theme, Premise, Plot

Learn how to convey the message of your script by creating a strong screenplay theme to run throughout, including your subplots. A screenplay’s theme focuses on what the story is about, while the plot brings that message into focus with plot points, conflict and character motivation. Most stories highlight a lesson to be learned. Writing screenplays with a strong theme are a way for a screenwriter to explore a human condition, delivering the story’s meaning to an audience.