What is the “first act”? It’s often referred to as the setup. Set up of what? Paul Joseph Gulino examines the first act of '10 Cloverfield Lane.'
Michael Lee answers the question what can screenwriters learn from video games and video game design? Are the industries really too different from one another?
Jason Buff challenges writers to reverse engineer screenplays. Formulas claim to make your screenplay flow better, but they can be the primary source of it's undoing.
Lift your script to next level. Hester Schell offers advice on table reads, basic differences between table reads and staged readings and where to find actors.
Bang2write's Lucy V on the number 1 submission mistake writers make - which can happen LONG before you even query anybody! But what is it?
In "Studio Script Notes," Brian Caldirola humorously envisions the kinds of notes film executives could have (or maybe even did) given to some of cinema's masterpieces and/or most famous movies.
You’ve worked on your script for months or maybe even years, and you finally label your script done. Ray Morton answers, "So what do you do now?"
To get a screenwriting agent, your script has to be amazing. Don't approach feedback in a "lie to me" way. Demand honesty, even if it hurts.
Most often, when Dave Trottier reads a script, he thinks, “It needs color.” Color the characters; color the scenes; color the dialogue. Color can engage the reader.
Script talks with screenwriters Jon Cohen and Oscar®-nominee Scott Frank about writing 'Minority Report,' being rewritten, working with Steven Spielberg, adaptation and more.