Industry Speak: Terms and Vernacular for Screenwriters
Why Demons and Devils Make for Superior Villains
The Screenwriter’s Guide to General Meetings
4 Secrets To Selling Your Screenplay… And Not Your Soul!
By: Pen Densham
As a four-year-old, I was impressed by seeing my parents making short 35mm films for the movie theaters, even riding a live 7 ft alligator in one of them. Those experiences caused me to have a life-long desire to conjure visual and emotional magic...
Career Success Comes to Those Who Try The Most Things
By: Michael Thompson
Company: Michael Thompson
When I was 24-years-old after twelve months of working my first sales job I was hand-picked by upper-management to lead a team of experienced sales executives.I was excited about the promotion, but I was also scared. I had a severe speech impediment...
6 Types Of Friends Every Screenwriter Needs
By: Amy Sullivan
Most screenwriters owe their tenacity and determination to the people they surround themselves with. This includes all the industry folks that can either directly or indirectly get your screenplays into the write (sorry, right) hands that can...
Scripted Audio Is Having Its Moment… Again
Warner Bros. Chiefs On The Present And Future Of Film & TV
When Social Media Meets Research, How Do You Know What To Believe?
10 Simple Rules for the Best Life Ever
Top Industry Reps’ Advice for Breaking into Screenwriting
What Are We Really Selling?
The 5 Traits of Successful Writers
By: Gordy Hoffman
Company: BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Writers want success, but how do you define it? Is it writing enough to pay your bills? Is it writing to find an audience, regardless if you make enough money or not? Maybe you want to be famous or win an Emmy or Oscar. Any writer would probably...
Why Screenwriters Should Write With A Producer’s Cap On
Tracking Your Screenplay Submissions: From Contests to Execs
Web Series: Development, Revenues and Contracts
By: Brandon Blake
Company: BLAKE & WANG P.A.
QUESTION FOR FILMTVLAW.COM:About how much money can a web series make? I need a contract with my production partner, something simple to split up the show 50/50, but I’m not sure how money gets paid for a web series. Can you help us sort this...
What Do Typos in Your Screenplay Say About You?
By: James Napoli
Script readers or people who read screenplays professionally are quite often screenwriters themselves. They are looking for reasons to shuttle your screenplay into the pass pile. Excessive typos are a common reason for them to do so. So why do...
ISA Names Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019
Each year, the International Screenwriters’ Association puts out its elite list of screenwriters to watch and 2019 is packed with twenty-five diverse talents who have gone above and beyond to grow, improve, and get noticed, smashing their...