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Is Your Screenplay Written For a Star?

One of my greatest motivators from the very onset as a child to write screenplays were the stars. When I wrote, my characters were written with particular actors and actresses in mind because they performed in my head helping me not only give each character a unique voice but also drive the character and script… Continue reading Is Your Screenplay Written For a Star?

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Column D: The Name Game – Why Are Character Names Important?

I dig this article because too few writer's appreciate the power a character's name can hold. Beyond identification, the name can work to assist the reader/viewer in both connecting and understanding the character subconsciously before really knowing the character.   Great character names program thoughts in your head about them before ever knowing them.  Hannibal Lecter. … Continue reading Column D: The Name Game – Why Are Character Names Important?

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“The Origins and Formatting of Modern Screenplays”

Love this article and video so much, I wish it was part of our curriculum. Back at my old film school, they made sure we knew where the structure of all aspects of filmmaking came from in order to better understand and appreciate what we do today with it.  From editing on reel to reels… Continue reading “The Origins and Formatting of Modern Screenplays”

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Legally Speaking, It Depends: Script Registration?

This article tackles something I've heard many of you debating the necessity of: Registering your script. Personally, this has always been the given for me.  As soon as I had completed any script, TV or feature, my first action was registering it.  I actually made it into a ritual.  Whenever I finished a script, I'd… Continue reading Legally Speaking, It Depends: Script Registration?

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May all your pitches and meetings be as memorable as this…

Merritt Wever in a few short seconds has become the talk of Hollywood. How are you going to make your impression? Remember, Screenwriter's World Conference West commences in four days.  Make your plan now so you can be as intentionally or unintentionally memorable when it's your time to shine. When in doubt, Wever it!