Writer/Director Heather Taylor explains the three versions of a film: the one you write, the one you direct and the one you edit. Rewriting is inevitable.
With apologies to the Indo-European romance linguists amongst us, many of the scripts that cross Stewart Farquhar's desk suffer from Antagonista Incognita.
Julie Gray explains that when times are stressful, the importance of story should never be underestimated.
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.
Paula Landry gives tips to update your screenwriting resources by adding the right tools, programs and apps to increase your productivity and turbo charge your work.
Help your logline pop. Michael Kim, President of Development at InkTip, shares best practices and tips for better loglines. The world is your oyster.
In "Studio Script Notes," Brian Caldirola humorously envisions the kinds of notes Studio Executives could have (or maybe even did) give to the writers of 'Chinatown.'
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.