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Long Live Walter White (and ‘Breaking Bad’)

By Tom Benedek  Long live Walter White. And this guy will live forever – on DVD, cable, broadcast TV, any screen near you. The miracle of a compelling TV series, Breaking Bad, hit a bulls-eye after sailing toward its ultimate target for 5 seasons, 62 episodes. But the show wasn’t just...

Should You Write An Animated Spec Script?

By Roger S. H. Schulman You love Hollywood movies. More than that, you love animated movies. You love watching them, and you’d really love to write them. So to leap from desire to reality, you consider writing an animated feature spec. Makes sense. In a medium that’s all about mass entertainment,...

The 5 Keys to Being Unstoppable in Your Screenwriting Career

By Shawn Tolleson, Career Coach You know what it feels like to be unstoppable in you career. Everything is clicking. Your hard work is paying off. You make new relationships almost effortlessly. People return your calls, and they do it quickly! Instead of putting 100 (phone calls, submissions, emails, etc.) out...

Beat Sheets and Act Structure for Television Drama

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! As the tales of Don Draper, Walter White and Dexter Morgan come to an end and screenwriters everywhere struggle to create the next great TV protagonist, I have only one question. Where are all of the “beat sheets” and structure “paradigms”...

Tips for Identifying the Right Genre

by Erik Bork Blake Snyder’s ten “genres” and fifty “subgenres” in his Save the Cat books are my single favorite tool for screenwriters.  I have long believed that studying this system of story types, and making sure each script you write clearly fits within one of them, is one of the...