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.
Wendy Kram launches her new column, 'The Anatomy of Selling a Script or TV Show in Hollywood,' using her clients as case studies to give key insights into the current marketplace.
Great screenplay writing always includes conflicts and obstacles. Wendy Kram explains how no good drama or comedy can exist without some conflict the hero must face and overcome.
Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan discuss how to put the love of death and destruction into your stories and characters for more drama.
Wendy Kram examines how great screenplay writing has in common strong character arcs, which chart the character's transformation from where he or she starts and where they wind up.
Paul Chitlik, professional screenwriter and author on the subject, fields a question about writing effective description in your screenplay.
Pamela Jaye Smith and Monty Hayes McMillan explain how to write, direct, and shoot believable warriors and relationships.