I’ve evaluated thousands of scripts for writers, film producers, and contests over the years. Occasionally, after reading a screenplay, I say to myself, “Now, there’s a born screenwriter.” The writer may be a little “green.” He might make some rookie mistakes, such as not knowing how to show the passage of...
Do you speak that mysterious language called "Hollywood"? Learn how to interpret what they REALLY mean when they say, "I love your script!" Here's Staton Rabin's Hollywood phrasebook and translation guide.
Recently, script analyst Staton Rabin gave you the 10 signs that you should think about abandoning your screenplay. Today, she gives you her top 10 tips for knowing when to keep on submitting your script, despite rejections.
You've rewritten your script repeatedly. You've gotten excellent advice, and it's still not working! Should you quit? Or keep submitting and revising it? Here are Staton Rabin's 10 tips to help you decide whether "enough is enough."
Do you need to be sane to write, sell, and develop a screenplay? Probably! Here's why - as well as some tips for staying sane in a crazy business.
Ever wonder what the script reader gets as a reward if they "discover" your great script? What's their incentive to give a "Recommend"? The answers may surprise you.
Recently, script analyst Staton Rabin went bowling for the first time in ages. And she found out that you can learn a lot about writing and selling your script from bowling. Really! Read on, Macduff, read on...
Screenwriters: If you haven’t made your New Year’s Resolutions yet, here are my top ten suggestions for ones that could actually help make your dreams of "walking down the red carpet" on Oscar night come true.
There are many rules about how to sell your script. But rules are made to be broken. Sometimes. Here are our best tips on which rules you can break-- and which ones you break at your peril.