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Alt Script: Reconnecting with Your Intuitive Writer

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Before you first consumed an article or book on how to write a better screenplay, or attended your first screenwriting seminar, you had intuitive ideas about how to write movie scripts. These intuitive ideas excited you, you were passionate about them....

VISUAL MINDSCAPE: The First Image in Your Screenplay

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I am sure that by now you have heard how important the first ten pages of a screenplay are in capturing the interest of the reader. I would take it a step further. The opening, the set up, the first image...

Drive the Story with One Big Problem

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Most successful movies are about one big problem, which takes the whole movie to solve. Pretty simple, really. Coming up with an original story concept – or an approach to a true story – is largely about figuring out what that...

Visual Mindscape: The Kinetic Logline

Edward Albee once said “Any play that can be described in one line should be only one line long.” I couldn’t agree more, but the reality is we need loglines to help sell our scripts, and they are not going away, at least not in my lifetime. As I was so...