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The Unknown Screenwriter

Script Gods Must Die: 10 Tips For The Unknown Screenwriter, Part 2

Read Script Gods Must Die: 10 Tips for the Unknown Screenwriter, Part 1 KILL THE PERFECTIONIST INSTINCT Examine your process—how you write the script. Let’s say you’ve outlined your script. You’ve blocked out time and are coming at it with good energy. You barricade yourself in with a copy of Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil,...

Greg Beal

Jeanne’s Tuesday Screenwriting Tips: Listen to Greg Beal

How often do we writers enter screenwriting contests and wonder what goes through the minds of the decision makers? Grab a seat. You’re about to find out. Meet Greg Beal. Since 1989, Greg has administered the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. One can only imagine how many screenplays have crossed Greg’s path in that time....

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner

Specs & The City: Death Scenes and ‘Blade Runner’

The act of screenwriting is, at its most basic level, the act of giving life to the words and ideas inside the writer’s mind. By making the conscious choice to tell your story, you’re bringing something new into the world. To me, it’s a big part of why so many screenwriters are obsessed with...