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...
“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...
Why The Crocodile Dundee Super Bowl Ad Made An Impact
Have a Horrible Holiday
Interview with Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Dougie Brimson
You're Not Going To Win An Oscar...
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...
Book Adaptations And The Fidelity Argument
By: Siobhan Denton
Kirsten Dunst, in her directorial debut, will be directing Dakota Fanning in an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. In an interview, Dunst has noted that her approach in adapting the seminal text has been to avoid the ‘didactic’...
The power of the annoying LOGLINE
Why You Need a Professional Consultant to Give You Screenplay Feedback
What should expect from a script consultant? Creative Screenwriting Magazine gets into the weeds with our friends at the International Screenwriters’ Association to help elevate your screenplay to a marketable level and strategize your career.When...
Model NDA: Nondisclosure Agreement
By: Douglas Robbins
This Guide provides a simple Model Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA), controlled by California law and venued, for any action, in San Francisco. This is a fairly broad NDA for parties seeking to collaborate, partner, or buy or sell interests in...
Interview with ISA Fellowship Winner Sean Collins-Smith
By: Jerry Traynor
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 pilots End of...