Weekly Production Tip #16: Story Structure

Weekly Production Tip #16: Story Structure

Knowing about different types of story structure allows you to diversify your repertoire as a writer. Story structure is one of those things that is constantly argued over in writing circles. ‘No, this is the right way to do it’, ‘No, there is...
How To Write A Summer Blockbuster: 5 Keys

How To Write A Summer Blockbuster: 5 Keys

It used to be that summer was the season for blockbuster movies. Now it’s a year-round phenomenon. Hollywood is in the business of selling films to a worldwide audience, which means they are always looking for a script with blockbuster potential. Most screenwriters...

Creating Character Web

Have you ever noticed who the actors thank when they win an Oscar? They profusely thank the director for “getting the performance out of them.” They thank their agent, their husbands, wives, extended family and distant ancestors, the crew, the studio, the...

4 Tips to Avoid Writing a Derivative Screenplay

Exciting and original ideas are among the most elusive commodities in the film industry. It’s the Holy Grail for writers and what gets filmmakers out of bed in the morning – the possibility of finding that unique and compelling concept which will strike a...