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Act Structure Memo

Outlining is a big thing for working screenwriters, and it can spark many debates about the right way and wrong way to look at screenplay structure. However, we've got a simple rule to get it right --- go to the... Continue Reading →

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Screenwriting at Age 40+

Film Courage keeps sharing great interviews! Today, I'm sharing a link to one with Dr. Ken Atchity about getting into show business in your 40's, which goes against the commonly held idea that Hollywood is ageist.  Starting a Career in... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Q&A

Want more screenwriting tips? Of course you do. Who wouldn't? Thanks to Script Summit, I'm sharing some of the ones that got me started and have kept me going through the ups and downs of building a screenwriting career in Hollywood. Script... Continue Reading →

Tip #6: Pitching, Oh My!

Screenwriting Pitfall #6: Pitching Pitfalls Last Saturday marked the denouement of the Great American Pitchfest/Scriptfest, unless a miracle happens. I attended to take pitches—making it my first time sitting on the other side of an actual table as VP of... Continue Reading →

Are Pitchfests Dead?

The Great American Pitchfest, also known as Scriptfest, just announced that they are holding their last pitchfest this Saturday, June 23, 2018. Say it isn't so! I'm still hoping it's a cruel joke. If the news is true, although a... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #5: First Pages & Why Producers Pass

Screenwriting Pitfall #5: First Pages Do producers and other gatekeepers only read one to ten pages of a script, before making a decision to pass? Yes. And that’s when screenwriters everywhere pump the air with a fist and curse the... Continue Reading →

Memes for Screenwriting

Just as memorable, and used as much as Die Hard as a type of movie every producer wants, Taken launched a franchise -- and this meme.

TV Writing Today

Great breakdown of the television market and what's selling right now, plus a mini-class on essential screenwriting skill sets.  We're sending you to YouTube to hear this interview. It's really an hour and a half class and well worth your... Continue Reading →

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