Why Story Structure Formulas Don’t Work
By: Corey Mandell
The following is a true story.I did a script coaching session for someone I’ll call Lisa. Lisa had spent the past four years pursuing her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. She had written six scripts with nothing to show for it....
5 Character Traits of an Awesome Action Hero
By: Armaan Uplekar
By Armaan Uplekar. Sarah Connor. Ethan Hunt. James Bond. There’s a deep bench of iconic characters that have helped define and exemplify action cinema for decades. Between preventing nuclear annihilation, rescuing hostages and restoring...
Notes and Negotiation, a Screenwriter’s Guide
By: Gregory Bernstein
Award-winning scriptwriter Greg Bernstein applies negotiation theory to the emotionally-charged business of responding to notes on your script.Last movie I wrote was about Okies in the Dust Bowl. You’d never know because when it reached the...
The Most Important Rule for Entering Screenplay Competitions
Breaking In: Justin Haythe
Surviving the Pitch: My Five Essential Survival Tips
Telling Your Story In A One Minute Pitch
Writing Effective Female Characters
Making Lemonade: Should You Look for Representation in the Time of Corona
Networks, Platforms and Studios Open For Development
By: Brandon Blake
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QUESTION FOR FILMTVLAW.COM: Thanks for the amazing articles Brandon! Hey, I want to get out there with my series but I’m nervous about the big production halt. Is it a good time to try to set up a series?ANSWER BY BRANDON BLAKE, ENTERTAINMENT...
Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite
The Latest on The Industry, Screenwriting & COVID-19: Where are We Now? V2
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Carolina Groppa Explains Exactly What Film Producers Do. So Be Nice To Them
By: Caroline Grappa
For as long as the film industry has existed, so have producers. But so has the general public’s confusion about what producers actually do. It’s surprising how poorly it is understood given the importance of this high profile position....