Nothing should be placed in the script unless it has some kind of meaning, somehow furthering the characters or the story. David Landau explains how to use a set-up and payoff to elevate your audience's experience.
Paula Landry explains how all screenwriting is marketing, simply for the reason that nobody writes a screenplay to languish on a hard drive.
Rich Whiteside explains how goal setting can help your screenwriting.
Get rewriting tips on how to get past the first draft vomit and turn your screenplay into a fast-paced read audiences will love.
How Not to Fire Your Rep. It’s never an easy decision, firing your representation,but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Click Here to read more.
Breaking up is hard to do - how to use romantic conflict for greater drama in comedies or tragedies. Pamela Jaye Smith and Monty Hayes McMillan gives tips on bringing romantic tragedy to the screen.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into a story. Each of the major character types plays a specific role in that process. Michael Tabb highlights THE MENTOR.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into story. Each of the five major character types plays a specific role in that process. First is THE PROTAGONIST.
How does a script work structurally when there seems to be two central characters? Michael Tabb explains how to determine who is the hero.
Most producers and writer/directors that are looking for movie financing have at least a business plan when they pitch their project to investors. How else could you gauge the financial risk and viability of the project? A pitch deck is just a more succinct, visually engaging version of a business plan. I got the...