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 Screenwriters’ Guide to Writers’ Groups!
7 Reasons Writers Need Filmmakers
By: Collab Writers
If you, like many writers are wondering if your short story or book idea that you want to write could ever become a movie – then read on. Here are seven reasons why writers need filmmakers 1. Hollywood has a long and fascinating love-affair...
Armando Iannucci Talks Comedy, Political Satire, Truth & Offending People
By: Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci is a film and TV writer and broadcaster, who has written, directed, and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows during his screenwriting career. His screenplay for the film In The Loop was...
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
Company: BLAKE & WANG P.A.
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...