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Gotta Start Somewhere

Screenwriting is one of those professions that defies to be put into a box. There isn't just one way to get into the biz, which makes every success story interesting. Here are a few of those to inspire and show... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What’s Your Genre?

If you head over and watch some of the Screenwriters Beat episodes, you'll hear the panel talk about how the spec script market is all about writing to genre. And how it's something screenwriters need to get right, if they... 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 →

Writing a Winning Query Letter

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Being able to write a solid query letter is an important tool when selling your screenplay. You need to hone this skill! Checkout Episode #42 of Screenwriters Beat where we are joined by screenwriting guru... Continue Reading →

Reality Bites

The power of a short film! Vimeo is an amazing platform to promote your work and add something concrete to your resume. To prove the point, check-out Reality Bites, a funny short film about the benefits of dating a zombie.... Continue Reading →

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