Interview with ISA Fellowship Winner Sean Collins-Smith
Ever since graduating from film school in 2010, Sean Collins-Smith has wanted to move to Los Angeles to pursue a TV writing career. His goal seemed unobtainable, though, until he won an ISA Fast Track Fellowship on the basis of his...
Screenwriting Within The Parameters of a Film Budget
By: Jeff Orgill
Company: Film Budgeteers
Films right now are very expensive to make, and very expensive to market. Even TV series on streaming networks such as Netflix, Hulu, and HBO are dealing with multi-million-dollar film budgets per episode. If you're trying to work in Hollywood, you...
The Five Most Common PitchFest Questions Answered!
By: Bob Schultz
PitchFest season has turned into a year-round, worldwide affair. If you have a project and want to network with executives, you can go to LA, New York, Austin, London, Rome, and many other cities all over the globe. If you are preparing for a...
Should Screenwriters Enter Screenwriting Contests?
8 Keys to Writing a Marketable Script
By: Martin Gomez
1. ONE GENRE TO RULE THEM ALL I recently sat through a webinar where writers were given the opportunity to pitch their concepts. One lady stuck out to me because she described her project as a suspense, thriller, and comedy, with horror elements....
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” 7 Tips for Great Dialogue
By: Jacob N. Stuart
Company: Creative Screenwriting
Jacob Stuart's advice on writing dialogue for screenplays.Hollywood has a short attention span. Unlike writers, who may have all day to sit and ponder, plotting out their next script, or revising and revising a screenplay until their fingers are...
How to Write Action Description
By: Alex Southey
Alex Southey explores five different kinds of action description, and how they dictate tone in a script. Many people tend to assume that because it doesn’t affect the final film, action description doesn’t matter very much. But this couldn’t...
Vince Gilligan on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul
By: Ramona Zacharias
Showrunner Vince Gilligan discusses structuring an episode, pacing a season, character development, and Easter eggs for fans.It’s not every day one has their work referred to as quite possibly the greatest television series of all time. And...