20 Terrific Ricky Gervais Quotes to INSPIRE Writers and Filmmakers

Ricky Gervais Quotes

Comedy writer, director and actor Ricky Gervais has been bracing our screens since the early 2000s. Often outspoken and straight-talking, Gervais has conquered the comedy genre with his broad array …

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Saul Goodman – Truly ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series Part: 13

Saul Goodman Original Character

Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of Industrial Scripts’ articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. This article will focus on Saul Goodman …

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What is a MacGuffin? The KEY Points and KEY Examples

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What is a MacGuffin? A MacGuffin is a type of plot device that is essential to driving the plot but not necessarily important within the story as a whole. Story …

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How to Hire a Screenwriter: The ULTIMATE Guide

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Hiring a Screenwriter What do you do when you can’t push through writer’s block? You’ve been working on a screenplay for months or years and you can’t make progress on …

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The 25 Best Screenwriting Podcasts for Screenwriters to Learn From

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With a wide variety of screenwriting podcasts available, there’s plenty of content for screenwriters to learn from. You can learn the best of screenwriting with insightful success stories, or the …

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Sophisticated Plants and Payoffs: Vital Cogs in any Screenwriter’s Engine

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An essential principle not only to screenwriting but also the wider fundamentals of storytelling, plants and payoffs are one of the most effective ways of involving the audience and embedding …

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What is Five Act Structure and How Do Screenwriters Use It?

Introduction to the Five-Act Structure In this article, we’ll look into one of the most popular dramatic structures that screenwriters often utilise in order to create an exciting script: The …

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The Essential Elements of Writing a Fish Out of Water Story

Ted Lasso Fish Out of Water Story

What is a Fish Out of Water Story? A ‘fish out of water’ story is the idiom referring to a character who is removed from their daily lives and forced …

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20 Donald Glover Quotes to Inspire Writers and Creatives

Donald Glover Quotes

How does Donald Glover manage it?  The screenwriter, director, actor, rapper, producer and comedian has a jammed packed awards cabinet and track record of amazing work across many different forms. …

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The 10 Best TED Talks For Screenwriters and What They Teach

Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk for Screenwriters

There are many TED talks out there for writers, screenwriters and storytellers. In this article, we’ll focus on 10 of the most relevant and best talks for screenwriters and writers …

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Neil Gaiman MasterClass Review: Is it Worth It?

Neil Gaiman Masterclass Review

Our review scores for the Neil Gaiman MasterClass: Lessons – 7/10 Workbook – 7/10 The Community – 8/10 Value – 7.5/10 Overall Verdict – Thumbs Up! What is MasterClass? MasterClass …

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How Do You Write Likeable Characters? ESSENTIAL Steps and Examples

Likeable characters are often at the heart of great TV and film. But what makes a likeable character? In this article, we’ll look at the keys to writing a likeable …

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What is Dan Harmon’s Story Circle? And How to Use It (with Examples)

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The art of telling a story is ultimately narrowed down to its basic structure. And Dan Harmon’s Story Circle is an example of one of many story structures. These different …

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20 Wise and Hilarious Tina Fey Quotes to INSPIRE

Tina Fey Quotes

An American comedy icon, Tina Fey not only defines an era of Saturday Night Live but created the critically acclaimed comedy shows 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Her success, …

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Kendall Roy – Truly ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 12

Kendall Roy Original Character

Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of Industrial Scripts’ articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. This article will focus on Kendall Roy from Succession. What is an Original Character? …

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The 13 Key Elements of a Slasher Movie with 10 Slasher Movie Examples

Jason Slasher Movie

The slasher movie sub-genre could be considered one of the most controversial sub-genres in cinema. With its stark violence, it’s often the subject of discussions around the effect of slasher …

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What Makes A Great Action And Adventure Movie Script?

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The action and adventure movie genre is one that often sits at the top of the box office. It’s a genre that can have a wide reach across many different …

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Daryl Dixon – Truly ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series Part: 11

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Welcome to Industrial Scripts’ Truly Original Characters series, an ongoing sequence of articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. This article focusses on Daryl …

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15 Fascinating Wes Anderson Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Wes Anderson Quotes

Where do you start with Wes Anderson? The acclaimed director is one of the most distinctive and charismatic filmmakers of all time. And whilst he typically doesn’t spill his guts …

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How Do You Write a Query Letter? 10 Tips to Getting Your Script Read

Query Letters

It can be hard to figure out where to send your work or who to contact about possibly reading your writing. Your work could be something that’s already written. It …

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James Cameron MasterClass Review: Is It Worth It?

James Cameron Masterclass Review

Our review scores out of 10 for the James Cameron MasterClass: Lessons – 9.5/10Workbook – 7/10Community – 7/10Value – 10/10 Overall Verdict – Two thumbs up! Who is James Cameron? …

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What is a Soliloquy? And Is There Space for Soliloquies in Screenwriting?

Taxi Driver Soliloquy

Most will remember Hamlet’s famous speech, the one example of a soliloquy that has been painfully etched into many students’ memories – “to be or not to be”. And conveniently …

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How Do You Write A Character Bio? The Road to GREAT Characterisation

Tony Soprano Character Bio

Character bios can be an essential part of writing your character. There is no story without a character, just as there is no character without a character bio. Every writer …

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Beth Harmon – Truly ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series Part: 10

Beth Harmon Original Character

Welcome to Industrial Scripts’ Truly Original Characters series, an ongoing sequence of articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. This article focusses on Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit. …

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How Do You Deal With Rejection? 10 ESSENTIAL Tips for Screenwriters

Deal with Rejection

Rejection is inevitable. To live is to face rejection. Whether it’s rejection from a potential employer, from friends or an unreciprocated love. Everyone has to deal with rejection of some sort. …

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