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 script to a producer or production company in hopes they can get the movie made. The idea of an option agreement seems great. It … [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 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 branched off of film and began writing for theater. This experience taught me how to write and produce with uncompromising, … [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 writer) taken seriously by industry decision makers. 5 Easy Ways To Get Your Screenplay Noticed There are a ton of male … [Read more...]
Most novice screenwriters think getting screwed over in Hollywood all boils down to story theft, but in truth, story theft rarely takes place. Instead, they overlook the very real screenwriting pitfalls that can cause unnecessary career setbacks. 3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Career What follows are some of the real-world situations you need to be … [Read more...]
When you're searching for the best screenwriting books, it doesn't take long to stumble upon the works of Syd Field, William Goldman and Robert McKee. While most would agree these gurus do a great job of teaching art within the rules, I would also like to suggest some less obvious resources. The books I'm about to showcase are not often included in lists for best screenwring … [Read more...]