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...
Why Your Screenplay's Locations Suck

Writing a Script With Locations That Don’t Suck

When most screenwriters are knee-deep in the process of writing a script they usually spend a TON of time on things like dialogue and characters - but neglect that most important screenwriting element: writing ...
How to Write a Script That Will Win Contests

How to Write a Script That’ll Win You Contests

Want to know how to write a script that doesn't make you look cool to slacker friends--but can also help you win some contests and (possibly) get you noticed by decision-makers? Here's a video I recorded of ...
Writing a Screenplay Like a Frickin' Professional

Writing a Screenplay Like a Frickin’ Professional

Let's get one thing straight: as long as you're writing a screenplay, you're doing it right. There is no "wrong" way when it comes to writing scripts. If the words are being put to paper and the story is moving...
How to Become a Screenwriter That Actually Gets Paid

Becoming a Screenwriter That Actually Gets Paid

Becoming a screenwriter requires more than hard work. It also requires some business savvy. (Something many writers prefer to leave to their agents.) To get yourself a steady writing gig on a show or a hefty...