by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) Let’s face it, every family member and friend you give your script to will think of something positive to say about it. Your mom will claim genius and your best friend will wonder out loud if you’ll thank him or her in your Oscar speech. But, come on. If you’re a... Continue Reading →
This video featuring Michael Arndt -- screenwriter of Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine, Oblivion, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- gives a thorough breakdown of how to establish your main character and the story ahead in the first act of your screenplay. It's well worth watching (and taking notes!)
Carson Reeves of ScriptShadow recently answered the question that aggravates every amateur screenwriter: Why do terrible scripts get bought and turned into terrible movies, but no one's interested in my script? Carson responds, The answer to this question is extremely complicated, but I’m going to try and simplify it for you. Say a producer knows... Continue Reading →
BAFTA has shared a wonderful short video in which half a dozen screenwriters discuss how they prepare to write.
You're pretty sure you need an outline, but you're not sure whether it should seven lines or forty pages...
Our latest list of un-rules comes from the talented Deborah Moggach.
This week we're honored to have a list of "un-rules" from Erik Bork (@flyingwrestler). Erik is best known for his work on the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON.