Paul Joseph Gulino explores the lost opportunities of set-up and pay-off in the film Hereditary.
Joy Cheriel Brown demonstrates five ways to ensure your screenplays represent diversity through either race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or religion.
Film historian and author Tom Stempel continues his long-standing “Understanding Screenwriting” column on Script’s site, exploring current and past films from the perspective of the screenplay itself.
Stewart Farquhar explores multiple literary devices for building your story world to create curiosity and better engage a script reader.
The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.
Veteran screenwriter Jeremy Leven (The Notebook, Alex and Emma, Crazy as Hell, Playing for Keeps) shows how to lay the groundwork for writing the reveal without giving it away or making the audience feel they are being toyed with.
Aaron Sorkin finds Rashômon at the heart of the world’s biggest Internet success story with his film The Social Network.
Ray Morton examines the heart of a dramatic story. A story that does not have this form and structure and that does not contain these elements may be a narrative, but it will not be drama.
Film critic, filmmaker, and radio host Mike Sargent interviews Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, screenwriters of the thriller, A Quiet Place, about their writing process, breaking into the business, and more.