Unless you are an experimental filmmaker, you are going to need a screenplay to make your film. Your script is arguably the biggest key to the success of your first feature film. Why Is Your Screenplay So Important? If you're like most writer-directors, you are full of ideas. I have met hundreds … [Read more...] about How To Write A Crappy First Draft
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.
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 … [Read more...] about 3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Career
If you just finished your first screenplay, congratulations! Writing a script is a super cool accomplishment. But don’t go crazy. Just because you have a script doesn’t mean Hollywood is going to come knocking. Like any business, you now have something to sell. And part of your job is finding the … [Read more...] about I Wrote My First Screenplay, Now What?
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 … [Read more...] about How to Be The Screenwriter Hollywood Needs
If you're trying to figure out how to write a screenplay you can produce yourself, you're not alone. Prior to making 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 … [Read more...] about How To Write A Screenplay You Can Produce (Yourself)