Screenwriting Agents Do Not Have Time To Read Your Script

Screenwriting Agents

Somewhere in the world someone has just finished the first draft of her first screenplay - ever. Full of enthusiasm, the unknown screenwriter breaks out a hammer and puts the final touches on the two brass brads that hold the 90-120 pages together. It is at this point when this writer asks himself the obvious question: "How do I get my movie script produced?" This is … [Read more...]

Screenwriting MAD Event

If you're currently working on your next movie script, this might be of interest to you. My screenwriting friend Jurgen Wolff is hosting another MAD (Massive Action Day) on April 9. It's all online and it's free. According to Jurgen, here's how it works: You commit to working on some writing (or other) project that is important to you for up to 8 hours, with short breaks … [Read more...]

How To Wright A Screenplay Into A Movie After You Write

Prior to producing my own movies, I worked for a producer in NYC. And I want to take a moment and apologize for never responding to your query letters. I have no excuse for it, other than I was busy paying my dues. At that time, most of my 12 to 14 hour days were spent fetching coffee, running errands and writing coverage on the priority material that came from agents. So … [Read more...]

Writing a screenplay-hold that template!

Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's Journey and other screenwriting templates. Writing a screenplay-hold that template! I had an email from someone asking whether I’m really against the use of … [Read more...]

New Screenwriting System

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In a previous post, I mentioned how my world (as an indie producer) would be a lot more fun if all the screenwriters who pitched me movie ideas actually had a finished screenplay. As you probably know, there are lot of folks with amazingly awesome ideas, but for the most part - those ideas never make their way to finished material. Why is this? You probably have your own … [Read more...]