Ray Morton shares a list of some of the spec trends that are going full blast right now to inform you on whether you should jump on the movie trends wagon or stick with original ideas.
Dave Trottier continues his 30 years of giving Script's readers stellar screenplay formatting advice, sharing tips on formatting texts, instant messages, e-mails, Skype and more.
Cheryl Laughlin talks with writer-director-producer Cameo Wood about Emmy-winning sci-fi short Real Artists (2017) and Coven Film Fest in San Francisco in January.
Out of either lack of knowledge, lack of experience, lack of confidence, or (sometimes) laziness, they will take a shortcut to create an effect rather than do the work to create the real thing. Ray Morton highlights some of those screenwriting gimmicks you should avoid.
Comedy guru Evan Smith explains how bad decisions can become a writer’s best friend.
In Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel explores Booksmart, Non-Fiction, The Cool Kids, Whiskey Cavalier, Blood & Treasure, and shares a look back at the life of Alvin Sargent.
Writers often reach out to script consultants wanting a freebie read and analysis of their work. Ray Morton explains why that's a tough ask, and what reading your script really entails.
Oscar®-nominee Simon Beaufoy headed for the slums of Mumbai to find out what he didn’t know. Beaufoy reflects on what he learned while writing Slumdog Millionaire.
When you watch your favorite TV series for years you have high expectations for a satisfying ending. Anne-Cecile Ville examines story endings that are happy, sad, and ambiguous.
Andrew Bloomenthal looks back at the 30-year-old iconic film, Dead Poet’s Society, interviewing screenwriter Tom Schulman, director Peter Weir, and co-star Ethan Hawke.