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Do You Overwrite? Here’s How to Stop.

One of the biggest mistakes screenwriters can make is overwriting their screenplay.  Unless you’re Aaron Sorkin, whose screenplay for The Social Network was a whopping 164 pages with scenes lasting eight pages, you need to keep the dialogue, scene descriptions and page count as short and tight as possible. It’s worth repeating that film is a visual form of storytelling and we want to support the images with our screenplay, not the other way around. Here are a few guidelines to keep you from writing too much.

Five Writing Tips From Top Writers

Let’s showcase the methods of working screenwriters who are making television shows and movies now. If you’re going to study screenwriting, why not learn from the best?

Our 5 Favorite YouTube Bits on Writing Dramas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcthOOSCO3Y No. 1 - Aaron Sorkin, Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan Roundtable This Hollywood Reporter roundtable pulls together some of the greatest showrunners in modern times. Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball, The West Wing) discusses The Newsroom and so much more.  Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Are ...

WGA awards: Importance of telling your story – particularly for minority groups

Although the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) Awards unfolded within the glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel, the February 19 ceremony was loaded with speeches about public service, civic action, and the responsibility of a writer to stay true to his or her unique voice.
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