month : 10/2016 8 results

ScreenwritingU’s guide to writing horror scripts: 13 chilling subgenres

Halloween is upon us, so we thought it was a good time to take a closer look at the ever-evolving (and ever-lucrative) horror genre. Here's our guide to 13 horrific sub-genres.

If you write about horror, you need to know about The BloodList

You need to know about The Blood List, an annual survey of screenplays compiled of the best dark scripts that fit into the wide horror genre. We sat down with The Blood List creator, Kailey Marsh, to find out more.

The 5 Types of “No” In Hollywood And What They Actually Mean

Let's face it: not everyone who reads your work is going to like it. Some songs make you want to get up and dance, and some don't. That's the nature of the beast. So let's go over a few of the common responses from Hollywood producers, agents and managers and think about what they mean for you and your work.

Good Shows About Bad People: Five Tips to Writing Wonderful Terrible Characters

Normally, we spend a lot of time trying to make our characters likeable—or tearing our hair out when people say they’re not. So, how do you handle your characters when you don’t exactly want your audience to like them? How do you make them watchable and compelling? Here are five tips to doing just that.

5 Ways to Fight Overthinking and Submit that Script!

Have you ever hit a wall exactly at the moment when you should be feeling the most accomplished? Welcome to analysis paralysis, otherwise known as overthinking.

Bonni Cohen opens up about the difficult journey making the doc Audrie and Daisy

Documentary director Bonni Cohen talks about the tough decisions she and other filmmakers have to make when taking on dark subjects like abuse.

What Goes Where? How to format a screenplay.

So, why do you need to read up on formatting? It’s all taken care of, right, with all these new computer software programs to do the work for us? Well, not exactly. Here are five things you need to be considering when formatting your screenplay.

What is a screenplay?

What is a screenplay? Seems like a fairly easy question. Webster’s Dictionary defines a screenplay as “A script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets.” Which is true. Except, of course, it's much more complicated than that.
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