The Best Screenplay Length Per Genre

A screenplay's page length is important. Get it wrong and the writer risks not being taken seriously in Hollywood. By getting it right, the writer shows an understanding of screenwriting and the market. The general rule for screenplay length is anything over 120-pages is too long and under 90-pages is too short, regardless of genre.... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Holiday Script

What is a holiday script? There are many holidays in a calendar year, like Easter, Fourth of July, Yom Kippur, Memorial Day, etc. However, if a producer indicates he's seeking a holiday script, he's referring to the period that falls from Thanksgiving to New Years. This includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Screenplay Format Mistakes

There are plenty of screenplay format mistakes, but there are 5 common mistakes made by aspiring writers. Studying the craft of screenwriting goes beyond understanding plot & execution, characters, dialogue and scenes. Becoming a Professional Screenwriter involves mastering format by learning to use it as part of the story to create pacing, suspense, enhance visuals... Continue Reading →

Screenwriters – You’re Invited

During this difficult time that seems like we're living one of the movies we wrote, with social distancing and shelter-in-place, Extreme Screenwriting wishes screenwriters safety and good health. You're Invited to Join Extreme Screenwriting's YouTube Channel! To help those stuck at home, Extreme Screenwriting will be uploading TWO VIDEOS DAILY to our YouTube Channel: SCREENWRITING... Continue Reading →

Script Titles That Sell

First, it's advisable to start a feature film script with a working title that the writer can change later. It's easy for story analysts to spot an amateur solely by the script's title. How? Two things come to mind; 1) the title is long and sounds like a novel 2) the title is a cool... Continue Reading →

The Book Route

Aspiring screenwriters and TV writers should shift their focus from selling a screenplay or television series, to building an audience for their work. It might sound like a futile effort, after all, the screenplay isn't a movie yet and no one has seen the television series, so how does an audience fit into the 'selling'... Continue Reading →

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