Screenwriting Process of an Oscar Winner

The Screenwriting Process of an Oscar Winner

Dustin Lance Black is not only an Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Milk"), but he's also one of the few film scribes who can articulate his screenwriting process in a way screenwriting newbies can understand. (And ...
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...
How to Write a Script With a Great Page One That Kicks Ass

How to Write Scripts With a Kick-Ass Page One

When you're learning how to write scripts, sometimes it's best to keep things simple. (And not months and months working on screenplay structure.) Write a great page one with the entire focus to get them to ...
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...
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...
How to Write a Screenplay Villain That Doesn't Suck

How to Write a Movie Villain That Doesn’t Suck

Bad guys. Nothing is as quite much fun - when learning how to write a  movie - then to write a good movie villain. But many screenwriters create "baddies" that are either too timid, too weird...or just plain to...