Ray Morton lays out the essential elements of the most important component of a film narrative following its structure: the Protagonist.
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Professional script reader Ray Morton discusses the lessons he's learned from his years of reading spec scripts.
Ray Morton discusses the unfortunate side effect of books preaching screenplay formula being that if one utilized formulaic thinking, they would automatically produce a terrific script.
Ray Morton explores the notion that Birdman presents most emphatically: that there are good types of movies and bad types of movies.
Screenwriter and script reader Ray Morton explains the valuable lessons he learned about screenwriting from his years film editing.
Ray Morton is a writer, senior contributor to Script Magazine and script consultant. His new book A Quick Guide to Screenwriting is now available online and in bookstores. Follow Ray on Twitter: @raymorton1 Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Exposition is the vital information an audience needs to have in...
Processing the screenwriting process isn't easy when many writers try to avoid extensive overhauling. Ray Morton explains the value of rewriting.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I recently read a screenplay about a really terrible man – a self indulgent drug addict and dealer who lies and cheats and steals; verbally abuses his girlfriend; runs over a child with his car; and then flees the scene. At the end of...
I’ve noticed that there’s been a spate of articles on the webnets lately asking the question “Should you use a script consultant?” Since I am a script consultant, I thought I would throw my two cents into the discussion. First of all, I don’t think you “should” do anything – an analysis by a...