If you want to write a good movie, you need to give your screenplay emotional intelligence. “Chasing the Monster Idea” is a book by Stefan Mumaw in which he identifies seven questions that will help you determine whether you have a “monster” idea rather than just a good one (or a bad one). These questions also […]
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.
In this screenwriting article, we explore the 10 best screenplay contests according to Hollywood executives.
I’ve been privileged enough not only to work as a screenwriter for the last 20 years, but to talk to many other screenwriters about what they do and how they do it. So I am going to steal some screenwriting advice from them. One of my favorites is from writer Mike Werb. He says when […]
Whether or not you’re writing the next Hollywood blockbuster or backyard indie, putting words on a blank page is not easy. Great screenwriting takes years to master. The good news is, unlike other aspects of the industry, honing your screenwriting doesn’t require a big budget… And these free screenwriting tools can help you accelerate your […]
When you look at the most recent Academy Awards for gender inclusion, it is surprising that of the non-acting categories, only twenty percent of the nominees are women. A balanced view of equality is something audiences are supporting. People want to see a reflection of their world in the world you are creating. Your film must […]
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!