The Rarity of Rug-Pulls in the Modern Era of Entertainment
The Five Pillars of a Successful Pitch
By: Karisa Tate
Our last Virtual Pitch Challenge was such a success that we decided to host another one, and WOW we were we blown away by the responses. It was abundantly clear that everyone who submitted took the advice from our last pitch panel and applied...
Screenwriter’s Guide To Success
By: Pen Densham
The creative life of a screenwriter is often filled with potholes, periods of drought and decisions largely out of your control. So how can a screenwriter plan their career? Focus on the creative process more than the outcome. Visualize signing your...
The Dos and Don'ts of Pitching
By: Karisa Tate
As writers, pitching our stories can be an intimidating experience. After all, we are writers, not actors. Right? Not quite. This very notion is a common misunderstanding about pitching. We don't want you to be an actor. We just want you to be...
The Taste of the Academy’s Animation Branch is Broadening
Screenwriting Advice: Give Your Characters the Power of the VOTE
By: Gerald Hanks
Company: Story Into Screenplay
Characters drive stories. Powerful characters give writers reasons to create stories around them. Directors want to create moments around that power. Actors want to channel that power. Audiences want to take part in that power. As a writer, your job...
My Fast Track Transformative Experience
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...
7 Ways to Make Sure Your Screenwriting Career Never Takes Off
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...