When it comes to writing a short film, I’ve seen a lot. Frequently I’ve been impressed by the visuals, the level of the acting, sometimes the innovative use of a mix of media. Can you guess what most often is the weakest link? It’s the script. Or … [Read more...]
Screenwriting is the heavy lifting of all movie projects. The screenwriting articles at Filmmaking Stuff reveal real world tips for how to write a screenplay, how to sell a screenplay how to market your screenplay, how to get a screenwriting agent and how to write movie scripts that sell. Even if you do not live in Hollywood or have any industry connections — by reading the following screenwriting articles, you will get closer to writing awesome screenplays.
As someone who has worked as a Script Analyst for the past decade, I am often asked to provide useful tips for screenwriters. Mostly writers want to know what production companies look for in scripts. There is no easy answer for this and honestly, it … [Read more...]
As a filmmaker, it can be challenging to raise funds to cover production. We’re all looking for ways to be more cost-effective. The first step filmmakers can take to keep their budget low is producing low budget screenplays. A few years ago, I … [Read more...]
Production Offices throughout Hollywood are filled with great scripts. But there is no reason why your script should simply ‘blend in’ with the others. Here are 5 simple adjustments you can make that will get your screenplay noticed (and you as a … [Read more...]
If you're writing a script, you probably found out that most professional screenwriting software will set you back hundreds of dollars. And on top of the cost, many of the options are desktop based, which doesn't make mobility or collaboration … [Read more...]
If you're like most screenwriters, the scenario you're working towards, aside from on outright purchase of your spec script, is getting an option agreement. An option agreement is a deal that essentially ‘loans out’ or ‘rents’ the rights to your … [Read more...]