Before you submit your script for coverage or critique, make sure your work is void of things that annoy script readers! Professional script reader, Brian O'Malley, shares insights into things script readers hate to see in a screenplay.
Marty Lang shares examples of the possibilities writers and filmmakers can create for themselves by making short films.
There are many important ingredients in a screenplay: premise, plot, characters, dialogue, and so on. One of the most important is logic. Ray Morton shares some of the many ways logic functions in a screen narrative.
Marty Lang shares screenwriting contests run by local and state governments. If your script meets their guidelines, you might qualify for resources to make your film!
Writing a short film is a whole different beast than a feature-length screenplay. Learn the questions you should ask to fit essential story points into only minutes.
Most screenwriters find themselves in the word-expanding position of writing a short script into a fleshed out, feature-length script. But Cheryl Laughlin had to do it backwards.
Kathy Berardi explains how making a short film will improve your screenwriting.
Pamela Jaye Smith and Monty Hayes McMillan explain how to write, direct, and shoot believable warriors and relationships.
Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan show how bringing love of land aspect into your stories, you can deepen your characters and give them even more to care about, fear to lose, fight and even die for.
Short films afford wonderful freedoms and are the exclusive property of the writer-director. No studio demands. Click to read more about short filmmaking...