Pre-Production Overview

You’ve written a script and now decide to make an independent film. Even if your script is sold to a studio, it’s important to understand the pre-production process. The steps of pre-production can be daunting, but the more prepared you are before you start filming your movie, the easier the production schedule will be. Your cast and crew depend on the producers ability to create a great work environment for them to create the art that is your film. Learn the ins and outs of pre-production to aide in the collaborative process.

Behind the Lines with DR: Hard Promises

I’ve written screenplays for all kinds of reasons. For love. For money. I’ve written them as favors. I’ve written them in order to get attention from the right people. Because I thought a particular script might get me to the next level. Because I had something to prove. I’ve written some...

Script Angel: The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide to Production

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. Congratulations! You’ve made it through script development and your precious script has finally been green-lit for production. You’ve survived an onslaught of script notes, some...

Script Angel: The Script Development Process

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. Screenwriting is a collaborative job. It might not feel like it when you’ve been locked in your attic lovingly crafting your script with no more...