How to Write a Film Noir: Utilising the 8 Essential Pillars of Film Noir

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This article will delve into what film noir is and its common tropes. We’ll offer pointers on how to write a film noir that both honours the traditions of the …

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How To Write a Captivating Love Triangle: The ULTIMATE Guide

Hunger Games Love Triangle

How To Write a Love Triangle This article will offer some key pointers on that most time-trodden (and wildly successful) cinematic device – the love triangle – and hopefully assist those …

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The 6 Key Steps to Writing the BEST Script Outline Possible

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How to Write the Best Script Outline Possible Achieving the extraordinary usually requires extraordinary planning. Hence before writing a great screenplay, you need a great script outline. The world of …

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15 Inspiring Barry Jenkins Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Barry Jenkins Quotes

15 Inspiring Barry Jenkins Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers Barry Jenkins is undoubtedly among this generation’s most influential and important directors, producers and screenwriters. We have complied a list of …

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How to Get the Best Out of a Nonlinear Narrative (With the Best Examples)

Nonlinear narrative - Eternal Sunshine

How to Get the Best Out of a Nonlinear Narrative The nonlinear narrative is a common feature of contemporary movies (and TV as well). It has become such a familiar …

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How to Write a Surrealist Film: Learn The Core Principles of Surrealism

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How to Write a Surrealist Film: The Core Principles of Surrealism Surrealist film tends to fall far from the aims of the original Surrealist movement. This article will demonstrate how …

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How to Write a Coherent and Compelling Movie Synopsis: The Key Steps

How to Write a Movie Synopsis

How to Write a Synopsis That Stands Out You might think writing a movie synopsis is a chore when you’re slumped at your desk. Your eyes straining against the harsh …

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Writing a Scene: What Are The 10 Key Steps To Dramatic Excellence?

The Deer Hunter Writing a Scene

Writing a Scene: Breaking Down the 10 Key Steps in Getting Started As with most stages of the screenwriting process, writing a scene is a journey of discovery. It is useful …

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15 Brilliant Flashback Examples for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

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15 Brilliant Flashback Examples That Show How to Best Use It It’s almost hard to think of a modern film that doesn’t have a flashback example somewhere within it. Of …

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The 6 Pillars of Writing a Great Post-Apocalyptic Movie

28 Days Later - Post Apocalyptic Movie

How to Write a Great Post-Apocalyptic Movie   The post-apocalyptic movie feels eerily relevant. Deserted streets, daily political briefings, biotech-clad figures. These are no longer just science fiction fantasies. But …

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50 Energising Screenwriting Productivity Hacks

Stranger Than Fiction

The 50 Ultimate Screenwriting Productivity Hacks Why are productivity hacks important for screenwriters? What distinguishes screenwriting productivity hacks from those for other disciplines? ‘To be productive’ means to be effective …

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15 Brilliant Cary Fukunaga Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Cary Fukanaga Quotes

15 Brilliant Cary Fukunaga Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers Cary Fukunaga has had a prolific career so far. He is American by nationality, but of Japanese, Swedish, English and German …

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How to Expertly Create High Stakes in Your Screenplays

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The Importance and Meaning of High Stakes in Screenwriting It’s pretty simple. Story stakes answer the question… “So what? Why should we care?” High stakes can benefit the story in …

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How to Write a Captivating Psychological Thriller

The Machinist Psychological Thriller

How to Write a Captivating Psychological Thriller A psychological thriller. It’s a story that gets in your head and keeps you on your toes. Psychological Thriller: ‘a thriller narrative that …

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15 Safdie Brothers Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

The Safdie Brothers

15 Safdie Brothers Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers The Safdie brothers began making independent short films from a young age, drawing heavily from their disruptive childhood as two children of …

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How to Create a Credible Movie Villain for your Screenplay

Joker Movie Villian

Creating an Awesome Movie Villain for your Screenplay In this article we’ll look at different examples and tools for creating believable movie villains. In Writing Screenplays that Sell, Michael Hauge …

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Industrial Scripts Celebrates 10th Anniversary – Sponsored by STOLI

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Yesterday, Thursday 30th January 2020, Industrial Scripts celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with an industry reception sponsored by STOLI. Agents, producers, writers, directors and IS staff gathered at the Sanctum …

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15 Inspiring Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Rachel Bloom Quotes

15 Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers Rachel Bloom cuts a unique figure in the modern TV landscape. She began her career writing and starring in her own comedy …

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How to Write a Love Interest That Audiences Believe In

Call Me By Your Name Love Interest

How to Write a Love Interest who Audiences Believe…   If your mind immediately jumps to soppy worn out cliches when you think of love interests, you’d be forgiven. But …

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15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Amy Sherman-Palladino

15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers   Amy Sherman-Palladino has no qualms with being known as a challenging artist. Refusing to be bound by network limitations, her unique …

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49 Fixable Reasons A Screenplay Reader Passed On Your Project

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49 Fixable Reasons A Screenplay Reader Passed On Your Project Every writer has experienced that moment of wanting to throw the towel in after getting rejected. However, it’s important not …

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‘Show Don’t Tell’ – Why The Screenwriting Mantra Endures

Fargo Show Don't Tell Marge and Norm

‘Show Don’t Tell’ – How to Best Follow the Principle   It’s a term you hear frequently when it comes to storytelling – ‘Show Don’t Tell’. But what does it …

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How to Write an Awesome Beat Sheet for Your Screenplay

Beat Sheet Writing

Why a Beat Sheet is Important to Your Screenplay Whilst inspiration can strike at any minute and writing can be incredibly spontaneous business, screenwriting is usually smoothest when you’ve got …

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35 Movie Tropes and How to Avoid Them in Screenwriting

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35 Movie Tropes and How to Avoid Them in Screenwriting   Most audiences can agree that movies often lose their impact when writers cut corners and rely on cliches and …

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What Are The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions?

The Dude Character Description

The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions   Great character descriptions are what help ease the reader into your great characterization. They’re the entrée, if you will, to the …

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15 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From

15 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Quotes Writers & Filmmakers Can Learn From Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s career is an inspiring tale of talent, perseverance and ultimate success. Starting her career primarily as an actor, …

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