Do you want to write your screenplay faster but without giving up quality? Here are the top tips based both on my own experience in writing more than 100 episodes of TV as well as TV movies, a feature film, and script doctoring, as well as the experience of top writers I’ve interviewed…
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.
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 […]
When it comes to screenwriting software, there are lots of options on the market. But aside from assuring proper format or making exporting easy, very few options allow you to collaborate with other writers. WriterDuet solves this by allowing any number of people collaborate in real time and see each other’s changes. Affiliate Disclosure: I […]
To avoid having any one element of foreshadowing be too obvious, often the writer will throw in some red herrings–some things that could be foreshadowing but in fact don’t pay off or pay off in a different way than we expect. The person who has the gun in the drawer may become an immediate suspect in our minds, but later maybe we see him use it to light his cigarette and we realize it’s not a real gun (of course he may have a real one somewhere else….). That kind of misdirection keeps the audience guessing.
If you’re looking for a paid screenwriting gig, you’ve probably noticed that very few screenwriting books offer tactics on how to actually transition your first pitch meeting from a polite conversion into something that will add credits to your IMDb page, put money in your pocket and help kick-start your career. Here are 4 tips to […]
Writing for independent film is very different from writing a big budget movie. While both types of movies need a great screenplay, Hollywood production companies can afford to do whatever they want, and no budget is too big for them. When writing for an indie movie you really want to be realistic about what you can […]