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A Title that Sells Your Script

The all-powerful script title. It's the stuff of nightmares and hair pulling.  If you're lucky, the perfect title will just come to you. If you're normal, you'll work hard to find the perfect fit. You might even need to write... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips to Write a Short Film

Joining us today is a guest blogger, filmmaker Harvey Puttock. Our thanks to Harvey for his valuable insight! Take it away Harvey! Let’s be honest, screenwriting can be tricky, otherwise, everyone would be doing it. But it’s a new year,... Continue Reading →

Story Tips from Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the creative force behind Community, and he uses a modified Hero's Journey to structure all of his episodes. I originally found a great article about his process through Screencraft, but the original interview is from Wired. I've... Continue Reading →

Must See Video to Save Your Ending

This video gets a standing ovation! Kudos and thanks to Michael Arndt (screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), producer Misa Dayson and everyone that worked on the film. It's a MUST SEE! If... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Scams

Scams are out there attacking members of all industries, and screenwriting is no exception. The Hollywood Reporter came out with an article today about how screenwriters are scammed. I wanted to share it with you, and point out how to... Continue Reading →

Write Better Description

I first came across this infographic through Chris the Story Reading Ape's Blog. (A very good blog indeed.) While this useful infographic probably meant for all kinds of writing, screenwriters can use this list to tune-up their exposition. You know,... Continue Reading →

Good Logline Advice

Probably the best breakdown I've ever seen about how to write a logline---and it comes with good examples. Have at it! 7 Crucial Logline Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Timothy Cooper Thanks to the talented folks at ScriptMag... 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 →

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 →

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