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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 →

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 →

Tips for Co-Writing a Screenplay

We're sending you to a blog post today that's a must read. Maybe you haven't co-written a screenplay yet---or you have and never want to again---but being a writer that can collaborate is a HUGE skill. It's a VITAL skill... Continue Reading →

Write Funny

Even though this article correctly states that it's near impossible to write funny if you aren't naturally funny, it still offers some great advice about how to get some comedy into your script. Found on the Movie Outline website, these... Continue Reading →

Tips from Spielberg & Hitchcock

Why not learn from the masters? Thanks to this video from Studio Binder, and writer/director Arnon Z. Shorr's spot-on insight, we can learn a few tricks to apply to our writing (and filmmaking).  You'll have to go over to YouTube... Continue Reading →

A Tip From David Mamet

Thanks to stumbling across Screenwriting from Iowa... And Other Unlikely Places blog, I found his great post with an important tip from playwright/screenwriter David Mamet. Spoiler: he's a fan of mini movies! (Even if he doesn't know it.) Today, the... Continue Reading →

Joss Whedon’s Screenwriting Advice

Stumbled across this at Aerogramme's Writers' Studio, and even though it was posted in 2013, it's still full of good advice for screenwriters. Have at it and learn from a master! Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Tips by Catherine Bray... Continue Reading →

Billy Wilder Master Tips

While you can probably find these several places online, Gotham Writers has put together a whole series of "Tips from the Masters." Today's master is writer/director Billy Wilder known for many great films, but my favorite is "Some Like It... Continue Reading →

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