10 Rules of Query Letter Etiquette

by Fin Wheeler No agent? No manager? No choice but to send endless query letters to producers and agents who stopped accepting unsolicited scripts more than a decade ago, right? After all, you heard that this guy from film school knows this barista who knows this spa attendant whose spec got picked up that way.... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: David Wain

Every rule is made to be (and has been successfully) broken. But I would say every script has to have a “reason to be” — a vague but helpful rudder that has kept me on track during long, frustrating projects.

Does Your Script Pass the Bechdel Test?

The Bechdel Test actually comes from the above comic strip (Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel), which was originally published in 1985. It has become an unofficial standard for whether or not female characters are represented as whole, complex people in any work of fiction. As the cartoon states, for a movie (or... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: E.B. White

There is no satisfactory explanation of style, no infallible guide to good writing, no assurance that a person who thinks clearly will be able to write clearly, no key that unlocks the door, no inflexible rules by which the young writer may steer his course. He will often find himself steering by stars that are disturbingly in motion.

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