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...]
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 screenwriter, in addition to writing a great story, there are specific rules and requirements for a professionally formatted script that must be followed if you want to be taken seriously by agents and entertainment heavy hitters. Fortunaly there is lots of screenwriting software to help you meet these requirements. A lot of beginning filmmakers will write a script … [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...]
Scott Kirkpatrick is a man with a plan. “I want to help writers build a career by offering a manageable game plan.” In his new book, Writing for the Green Light, Scott offers “real and practical advice to help screenwriters speak to professionals or pitch their work.” As the director of distribution for MarVista Entertainment, a production and distribution company that … [Read more...]