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)
Ever wonder why screenwriting agents don't take time to read your script? I mean think about it... 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 … [Read more...] about Why Screenwriting Agents Don’t Take Time To Read Your Script (And What To Do)
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 … [Read more...] about How To Sell Your Screenplay
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 … [Read more...] about Screenwriting Advice: Write The WORST Scene Ever!