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 →

Ghostwriter vs. Writing Partner

Writers considering a career in motion picture or television often prefer to write their own material. That's great, but the reality is Hollywood's a collaborative town. Eventually, the writer will have to work with others like co-writers, producers, actors and directors. A writer has the best chance at making a living as a screenwriter or... Continue Reading →

How To Write A Horror

The horror screenplay requires an understanding of the genre. Screenwriters are taught to give a protagonist an arc. In horror, a hero's arc might be non-existent. If a flaw is present, the hero might be killed off long before he achieves change. The killer may be the only one left standing. There are many standard... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Romantic Comedy

The romantic comedy, often referred to as a RomCom, is the most misunderstood of the genres and can be the most difficult spec script to sell. Around 95% of the RomComs purchased are from established, A-list screenwriters. The RomCom's formula-style often scares off the spec screenwriter. It's a stringent set of rules that can seem... Continue Reading →

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