Articles for tag: Screenplays, Screenwriting

Brief Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting

Think you can do better than most of the writing you see coming out of Hollywood (who doesn’t, at least sometimes)? Have a stellar idea that would make a fantastic movie? If you answered yes to either of those, screenwriting might be an ideal path for you. Here are a list of things you need ...

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Top Gifts for Beginning Screenwriters

These days, doesn’t everyone knows someone who’s newly become an aspiring screenwriter, you know, hacking away at their epic life story on their lunch hour? If among those you give gifts to during the holidays is a wannabe/would-be/might be beginning screenwriter, there are plenty of tools you can buy to help him or her pursue ...

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Tough Times for Young Screenwriters

Screenwriters for film and television were once the highest paid writers on the planet. This all changed in the last few years with the WGA strike and the economic recession. While paying jobs as a screenwriter are often the hardest to break into, they are even more difficult now. Feature films and prime time television ...

The “Rules” of Screenwriting

Typically, beginning screenwriters enter a world they know little about. Many have never written anything before, let alone a screenplay. Many know nothing about show business, except that they love movies and television. Few know how to write drama, let alone drama that will work cinematically. Novices soon realize that learning this complex discipline by ...

So, You Have an Idea for a Movie, Huh?

So, you’ve got a great idea? Do you dream of it being on the big screen? Well stop dreaming and make it happen. If you’ve got a great idea run with it. Ideas and scripts are sold everyday to major studios, independent companies and ambitious filmmakers. Sometimes these have six figure pay days attached to ...

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The Best Screenwriting Programs

Screenwriting programs provide would-be scriptwriters with opportunities to learn the basics and practice their craft. Many screenwriting programs are part of major colleges while some are sections of private filmmaking organizations. The following is a list of some screenwriting programs for interested potential students. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: University of Southern California (USC) Located in L.A., ...

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How to Become a Successful Screenwriter

Imagine you are sitting down to watch a really good television show or play. Even though this is the first time you have seen the show you know every line by heart. How can this be? The answer is simple. You wrote it! Have you ever dreamed of being a screenwriter? Have you ever imagined ...