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Pitfall #7: Act One Undone!

Pitfall #7: Act One Undone! As I dig deeper into the development process, a core issue keeps showing up when I’m out there looking for an amazing script. I find a high concept logline, but the script is poorly executed.... Continue Reading →

Screenwriting Pitfalls Return!

More Screenwriting Pitfalls are coming in August, and will kickoff a new schedule of Pitfalls every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month. Follow our blog to be alerted to knew posts, or join our email list to get access... 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 →

Pitfall #4: Option Ouch

Screenwriting Pitfall #4: Options That Go Ouch I've been on the hunt for an amazing screenplay. (I still am. Several, if I'm lucky.) But I almost optioned a script last month. Sigh. The deal came so close. I found a... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #3: Bad Structure

From the Screenwriting Pitfalls List #3: Bad Structure I’ve been reading a lot of scripts, lately, and something keeps standing out. The scripts have a solid Act One, but they fall apart in Act Two and derail in Act Three.... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #1: Misleading Loglines

#1 - Misleading Loglines The most common reason I pass on a script is because it does not deliver on the logline. This happens due to a number of circumstances (which are covered below), but it’s such a shame. My... Continue Reading →

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