A story that grabs readers' attention must have a striking beginning and great plot. Paula Landry examines story through the lens of the movie, ELF, starring Will Farrell.
Paul Peditto discusses the Linus Blanket as part of Structure and outlining in the screenwriting process.
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.
Michael Giampa delves into the trials and tribulations of a struggling screenwriter, and explains the valuable lessons learned that can prepare someone for a career in the industry.
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Paul Peditto discusses collaboration and how disagreeing is sometimes a good thing.
Jacob Krueger discusses a valuable lesson, whether you’re writing an art film, like The Tree of Life, or are simply in an early draft of a more linear story, exploring alternate forms of structure is important.
Writer Rob Tobin gives valuable tips on facing down the blank page to get your first draft done.
Paul Peditto discusses classic structure using 'The Godfather' as a model.
With a large movement away from three-act screenplay structure, Drew Yanno offers why he thinks that shift exists and what the real rebellion is all about.