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.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, demonstrates how to make your script a faster read and keep executives turning the page! Learn better ways to write character description and action in your screenplay.
Two of the most misunderstood positions in the film industry are script supervisor and script coordinator. Roe Moore provides insight for writers on what to expect when a script goes into production.
Tim Long discusses the importance of executing your story on the page.
Writer/Director Heather Taylor explains the three versions of a film: the one you write, the one you direct and the one you edit. Rewriting is inevitable.
Manny Fonseca talks about the tragedy that strikes his writing partner, Cheryl Diffin, before they have the chance to write their horror script, Whittier.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
Cutting scenes can be brutal for a screenwriter, but even more so when a studio orders it. John Buchanan explores why Hollywood cuts character-driven scenes.
Paula Landry gives tips to update your screenwriting resources by adding the right tools, programs and apps to increase your productivity and turbo charge your work.
What happens when you're the writer on set with Bruce Willis and he wants a change the Executive Producer doesn't? Doug Richardson was the writer in the middle.