month : 03/2017 8 results

5 Tips for Writing Visually

Of course, films are visual. That’s not news. Screenplays, though, aren’t always very visual and they really should be. The more you use visual techniques in your script the easier it will be for people to see your script as a movie and for it to eventually to become one. Here are five ideas for writing more visually.

How to Write a Great Query Letter

From time to time all aspiring writers have to face the dreaded query letter—whether you’re looking for an agent or a manager you’re going to have to bite the bullet and write those letters. While this may seem like just a boring business letter, it’s actually a time to show off your talent as a writer and your understanding of the business.

How to Know If Your Script Doesn’t Suck

Maybe we never really know if our screenplay is excellent. It’s a subjective process. But one thing you should make sure of before you send your work out into the world… don’t suck. There’s a lot of road between a good script and terrible one.

Should you “cheat the page” to alter your script’s page count? The Zookeeper’s Wife screenwriter says absolutely not.

The Zookeeper's Wife screenwriter Angela Workman sat down with ScreenwritingU to talk about the challenges of bringing this powerful story about animals and war to film.

How to write fairytale princesses that are truly empowered (and the mistakes Disney made with Beauty and the Beast)

Walt Disney didn't invent the fairy tale, but he sure brought it into popular culture by turning these morality tales that teach children help teach them how to behave in the world into films. But as science and technology progresses, so does our collective sense of morality. How does that change the modern fairy tale...?

Why you should be writing a TV period pilot… like now

If you like to write historical dramas, now is the time for you to shine – at least on television. Streaming platforms are pouring millions of dollars into these shows, so you if don’t have a one hour TV pilot in repertoire, you might want to think about adding one.

Networking and the Power of the Smaller Pond

There’s no one way to get yourself and your work out there. This book’s author says their way is the only way. Another contradicts that dude’s advice. Some swear that you must have an agent to even think about putting your stuff in front of a producer or a big name because… lawyers. Others will tell you that’s a load of bunk. So what’s the answer? We have a few for you right here...

Been let down by screenwriting competitions before? The PAGE Screenwriting Awards are different than the rest

There are a lot of screenwriting competitions out there. Some offer real opportunities for writers, and some seem like they just want to take your money. Lucky for all of us, one competition seems to soar above the rest: The Page International Screenwriting Awards.
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