Screenwriting advice can seem random, contradictory, even useless. Barri Evins gives guidance on which guidelines to listen to and those you should pretend you never heard.
Script editor Lucy V Hay examines how scene description too often kills screenplays' chances in the submissions pile & what writers can do about it.
Making cold calls to agents, managers and producers is one of the most nerve-wrecking things a writer can do. Danny Manus gives cold call tips to get your script read.
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.
Almost a spec a day hit the marketplace in 2010. And while both submissions and sales were down (17.6% and 15.1%, respectively), just 62 of the 360 spec scripts that made the rounds in 2010 sold.
Steve Kaire's back with another round of record straightening on some popular misconceptions about the industry.