Paula Landry shares lessons learned from reading screenplays. To improve your writing, take the writer challenge and read a script a day for 21 days! Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Writers are often readers. We learn through practice and exposure to good writing, as well as...
Ray Morton discusses the importance of clearly identifying the genre of your screenplay. Believe it or not, some screenwriters purposely misidentify the genre of their work.
Is your story idea safe? Christopher Schiller explores three very different films created from a shared idea to calm writers fears about the potential theft of an idea.
Stewart Farquhar answers a reader's email on how to get spec scripts noticed in this challenging industry.
Actor, screenwriter, and now director, Paul Dano, collaborates with screenwriter/actor Zoe Kazan to bring their adaptation of Richard Ford's novel, Wildlife, to the screen. Go behind-the-scenes with Gina Gomez for a peek inside their writing process.
Andrew Bloomenthal speaks with writer/director Sara Colangelo about her new film, The Kindergarten Teacher.
Screenwriter/Director David G. Evans' Indivisible tells the true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather, as they deal with battles, both in war and on the home front.
Writer and director Tamara Jenkins re-teamed with producer Anthony Bregman for PRIVATE LIFE about a middle-aged Upper West Side couple navigating the choice to become parents thanks to their IVF egg donor niece.
The opening scenes of a story set the tone and creates the story's world. The inciting incident sets the story in motion. But one of the most important and least talked about elements of dramatic storytelling is the build.
In Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel analyzes the movies and TV shows, Sicario: Day of the Soldado,Yellowstone, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Skyscraper, Killing Eve, Sharper Objects, The Bold Type, Dietland .