Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
Sammy Montana discusses three query letter mistakes that ruin a screenwriter's chance of getting their script requested by a Hollywood executive.
Tim Long explores the narrative significance of an opening scene, sharing clips from films to demonstrate the power of a great start to a story.
Tim Long discusses the pitfalls of putting plot before character.
Tim Long discusses the importance of having an emotional core in your story.
Screenwriter Marty Lang interviews John Kelley, who has a successful screenwriting career living outside of Los Angeles.
Literary manager Sammy Montana helps writers pinpoint reasons for lack of writing motivation so you can eliminate their grip on your screenwriting process.
Ken LaZebnik founded the Stephens College TV & Film Screenwriting MFA, a low residency program based in Hollywood, which develops new female writers.
Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan explain how artists make interesting, conflicted, dramatic characters for your stories as they create their art against challenges both internal and external.