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Specs & The City: Film Endings and ‘Rocky’

It’s probably the most common complaint I hear from people after they see a movie: “It was a good movie, but I hated the ending.” It has always confused me because most of the writers I know tend to start off writing their scripts already knowing how it begins and how...

Script Secrets Assignment: Character in Conflict

The next chapter of our Script Secrets assignments, CONFLICT! Every scene in your script should have conflict... that way we can explore character. Screenwriting is dramatic writing. It's about people with really big problems which will be solved through emotionally charged action or dialogue scenes. Script contributor William Martell is here...