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...
With 23 screenplay categories and $90,000 in prizes, the Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition is one you don't want to miss!
Interspecies Love is an excellent story device through which to make observations on and suggestions for the way we humans treat each other. It is also a clever way to portray the more animal-like aspects of our human nature.