Taking over the writing helm for Sharknado 5: Global Swarming is Scotty Mullen. Cameron Chapman speaks with Scotty about going from total beginner to working screenwriter in just four short years—an inspiring story for anyone looking to break in.
Tim Long discusses the importance of executing your story on the page.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
Writer-director Cameron Chapman explains how writing a screenplay to direct yourself requires an extra set of considerations compared to a spec script to sell to a producer.
Great screenplay writing has strongly defined characters that attract financiers, studios, actors, and directors. Wendy Kram gives advice on creating memorable characters.
Paula Landry demonstrates how to create great characters by channeling the genius of actors into your writing. Using talents like actor Gene Wilder to inspire you can fuel your writing.
Tim Long discusses the importance of having an emotional core in your story.
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.
Heather Hale challenges screenwriters to raise the bar and learn all they can about writing a TV series.
Love of community can be the plot or sub-plot; it can be the driver of a character’s actions or it can be the background against which your story is played.