You Can Produce a Staged Reading of Your Screenplay – Here’s How
What's the toughest part about trying to make it in Hollywood? Convincing someone to read your screenplay. But what if you didn't have to convince anyone and they didn't have to do any reading...? Sounds like the perfect scenario. It's called a "staged reading," and it's growing in popularity as new channels of script discovery continue to open up amid the surplus of spec scripts on the market.
Wails from the Script, How Do You write Sex Scenes?
WARNING: Content contains links to NSFW material
With Valentine's Day on the horizon and Fifty Shades Darker in theaters this weekend, we decided to ask ourselves a few delicate questions...
How do you approach sex scenes in your writing? Do ...
5 Best Ways to Network for Introvert Writers
When you say the word “networking” to introverts the first thing they tend to do is cringe. Networking brings to mind impersonal business events where salesman-type guys in anonymous suits aggressively pass out their cards and collect as ...
Our 5 favorite YouTube bits on comedy writing.
One of the best ways to hone your craft is to look at the work of experts. Here is a round up of our favorite YouTube bits on how to write standup, TV, films, sketch and everything in between.
5 Ways to Rehab a Stale Script
For writers who are ready to try some radical revision, these are a few trade-tested ideas to get the plot moving again.
How to collaborate using Final Draft 10
The newest thing in screenwriting software is collaboration. That means you can write a few lines of dialog or a quick little scene and your writing partner can watch you and even join in. Doesn’t matter if you’re in the same city or on the other side of the country, this technology makes it easier than ever to collaborate – a fundamental in the film industry.
What Can You Learn From Reading Classic Screenplays
Classic screenplays can teach you story structure, they can teach you technique, and they can help you draw conclusions about why certain aspects of story have gone out of fashion, why some remain, and why others should make a comeback.
What Shakespeare Tells Us About Remakes, Adaptations and Reboots
We usually think of Shakespeare as one of the most uniquely gifted writers of all time. But the truth is that very few of his stories are "original" in our sense of the word. In fact, only two of Shakespeare's thirty-eight plays have no known source. The rest were stolen -- that's right, stolen -- from specific, identifiable sources.
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.