How 9 Screenwriting Pros Get Their Screenplay Ideas

How 9 Pros Got Their Screenplay Ideas

Think screenplay ideas come perfectly wrapped for professional screenwriters? In this presentation we share how nine professional film scribes found their script ideas - and the strategies that you can use to f...
What Goes on Your Screenplay Title Page

What Goes on a Screenplay Title Page?

Not sure what (exactly) to put on your screenplay title page? (And in what order?) Here is a slideshare presentation on 8 keys to ensuring your screenplay title page looks professional, marketable - and not lik...
101 Creative Writing Tips for Screenwriters

101 Creativity Hacks for Screenwriters

Welcome to 101 Creativity Hacks for Screenwriters! This is - what the hip, tech-crowd calls - a "living document." (Meaning we'll continue to update it with tips as we come across them. And I'm TOO LAZY to come...
Script Formatting Issues Debunked

7 Script Formatting Issues Debunked
(and Demystified)

Script formatting isn't the sexiest part of screenwriting. But having worked as a screenplay reader I can tell you it IS important. (Especially for some of the thornier script format conundrums. And don't get m...
4 Tips to Creating Screenplay Titles That Don't Suck

4 Keys to a Screenplay Title That Doesn’t Suck

Coming up with solid screenplay ideas that don't suck is certainly important, but as a script reader too often I've seen story ideas derailed because of a crappy screenplay title. So, in this column we're go...
How to Use Screenplay Format to Introduce a Character

How to Introduce a Character in a Screenplay

In this edition of Script Formatting Tricks, we go over that most strange and awkward task: how to introduce a character in a screenplay. You’ve gone through all the character-building exercises. Your second...
Screw You Writers Block

Screenwriting Hack: Screw You, Writer’s Block

The only thing harder than WRITING... ...is NOT writing. I've learned this firsthand, as I've battled a months-long bout of... ...Grade-A, Top-Shelf, Primo, First-Class Writer's Block. And I know it...

Writing a Movie With Characters That MOVE!

My old production company boss used to call useless screenplay characters, garden gnomes. Screenplay lawn furniture. The barnacle that prevented screenwriters from writing a movie that literally MOVED! Chara...