This is the second step in our 4-part tutorial on "How To Write A Screenplay" This is a fairly easy step, but one that if not done properly can get your script thrown in the trash . If you’re using either Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter, which are the two current industry standard software products, you can rest easy. The templates they have in there are just fine If … [Read more...] about Screenplay format – The Easiest Way To Get It Right
This is the second step in our 4-part tutorial on "How To Write A Screenplay" If you are like me, you have thousands of ideas in your head on what would make a great screenplay. Okay, maybe hundreds because my brain would explode. My main challenge is sorting through all of these and picking which ONE to focus on. I’ve picked up this quick 3-part technique that helped me … [Read more...] about How To Decide What To Write: Movie Ideas In Your Head
If there ever was a profession related to screenwriting it would be that of the agent. One reason the concept of the agent is so misunderstood is that most people rely mainly on peripheral insights to determine what exactly screenwriting agents do. In other words, they draw their conclusions based on cursory mentions of agents in trade publications. Their insights are not based … [Read more...] about Are Screenwriting Agents A Necessary Evil?
So, Screenwriting jobs are generally highly specific. For example, drama script writers generally only work on dramas and comedy writers work on comedies. When you are hired for a job in screenwriting you are generally not going to work on any other type of script. This is because script writers are hired for specific projects. While there are film schools and courses that … [Read more...] about Screenwriting Jobs – Are These Jobs Recession Proof?
Entering a script contest is not only a hoot, it's also a great way of getting your screenplays noticed. I'll bet there's not one screenwriter out there who doesn't appreciate just how hard it is to get your scripts even read, let alone adopted. It all seems so damned unfair. You can spend weeks of hard work and soul searching to bring one screenplay to completion, but after … [Read more...] about How To Get Your Script Talked About At Every Hollywood Party