How to Be The Screenwriter Hollywood Needs

Writing For The Green Light

If you want to get your script noticed in Hollywood—and your talents compensated for—then you cannot be just a ‘good’ screenwriter, you’ve gotta be great! Before you go and pay for another screenwriting class on character development or plot points, perhaps all you need to do is simply change your perspective on what makes a screenwriter ‘great’ in the eyes of Hollywood’s … [Read more...]

How To Sell Your Screenplay

How To Sell Your Screenplay

If you want to know how to sell your screenplay, you're in luck. When I was working for an indie producer in New York, one of my jobs was to read screenplays and hopefully find a gem. During that time, I learned some valuable lessons (from inside the production office) that I would like to share on how to sell your screenplay. How To Sell Your Screenplay The goal in … [Read more...]

Screenwriting Agents Do Not Have Time To Read Your Script

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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 Advice: Write The WORST Scene Ever!

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Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish. She went on to act in several films, including The Watermelon Woman, Chasing Amy, and Treasure Island. Eventually she teamed up with Mary Harron to write American Psycho and then The Notorious Bettie Page. She stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share some useful … [Read more...]

Write or Acquire a Screenplay

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Screenwriting is the heavy lifting for your movie. Without a good script you limit your chances for success from the onset. Your goal is to only work with the best material you can get your hands on. You will want to decide if you will write your screenplay yourself, with a writing partner or if you will acquire a screenplay from someone else. If you choose to write your … [Read more...]