The Sundance 2021 Film Festival just wrapped up its virtual festival – but it’s not too late to learn from all the festival’s filmmakers and special guests. The Sundance Institute has posted a wealth of informative and inspiring videos on its YouTube Channel. Everything is completely free! Since we’re all still staying home because of
As content creators, we have a responsibility to be inclusive – but what if we’re not experts on a particular community or experience? The Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity has launched its new Fact Sheets to help. According to the organization’s website, “the factsheets are research-driven one-pagers to help guide writers rooms, writers, and
With coronavirus covid-19 keeping many of us at home for an extended period of time, you have the perfect opportunity to finally finish that screenplay! So…where do you start? Schedule for how to write a screenplay in six weeks Many new writers get inspired and jump right into filling up the blank page, but this
You’ve come up with a genius idea for a movie or TV show. It’s gonna be a hit! Well, it won’t ever make it past the desk of a lowly script reader or assistant if it’s just like every other screenplay that came before it. What are the screenwriting cliches that make people stop reading?
Screenwriters often talk about three-act structure, but do you need to use it when writing a feature screenplay? Few topics have become so controversial in the writing world. But if you’re serious about becoming a screenwriter, you’ll need to learn about three-act structure before you make up your mind. A breakdown of three-act structure Conventional
One way to get your script off the ground in Hollywood is to attach an actor – but how do you get a movie star interested in your screenplay? Actors think about who they want to work with, the emotional journey of the script, physical challenges, or humor when they consider a script. They may
Have you been thinking about writing a screenplay or making a film but haven’t dug in yet? Afraid to tackle your next draft or project? We understand that it can be a daunting task. Maybe you’re intimidated by the work of people you admire, or maybe your life is just so busy that you find