Eleanor Young – Truly ORIGINAL Characters Series: Part 25

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 Eleanor Young from Crazy Rich Asians (2018). …

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The Vital Secondary Character and Its Importance in Screenwriting

Secondary character

In the intricate tapestry of storytelling, screenwriters often find themselves navigating the delicate balance between character development and plot progression. The secondary character, often overlooked, crucially shapes the narrative and …

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Katniss Everdeen – Truly ORIGINAL Characters Series: Part 24

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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 Katnis Everdeen from The Hunger Games (2012). What …

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The Top 9 Highest-Grossing Christopher Nolan Movies – In Order

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a name synonymous with cinematic excellence, known for his mind-bending narratives, mazelike storytelling, and visually stunning films. Over the years, Nolan has carved a niche for himself …

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An Interview with 2023 TITAN Awards Winner Marni Sullivan

TITAN Gold Winner

About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a global, prestigious screenwriting contest whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest cycle. Horror feature vs …

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An Interview with 2023 TITAN Awards Winner Christopher Kearney

Christopher Kearney

About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a global, prestigious screenwriting contest whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest cycle. Horror feature vs …

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An Interview with 2023 TITAN Awards Winner Phoenix Black

TITAN Phoenix Black

About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a global, prestigious screenwriting contest whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest cycle. Horror feature vs …

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Awesome Tips for Writing Family-Friendly Screenplays

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In the ever-evolving entertainment landscape, family-friendly screenplays stand as beacons of shared joy and valuable life lessons. Crafting a narrative that appeals to audiences of all ages requires a thoughtful …

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Famous Screenwriters in Horror

Horror Screenwriters

Cinema’s horror legacy weaves spine-chilling tales, engaging audiences with lasting frights that linger far beyond the credits’ conclusion. Behind many of these terrifying tales are masterful horror screenwriters who craft …

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Announcing the 2023 TITAN Awards Grand Final Winners

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So, this is it for 2023. After the initial rounds of intense inter-category competition and the quarter-final announcement in August, we were delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists of The 2022 TITAN Screenwriting Contest, …

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Announcing the 2023 TITAN Awards Semi-Finalists

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After the initial inter-category competition, Industrial Scripts is delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists of The 2023 TITAN Screenwriting Contest. The full list of qualifiers is below. Even in the contest’s …

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Announcing the 2023 TITAN Awards Quarter-Finalists

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After the initial inter-category competition, Industrial Scripts is delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists of The 2023 TITAN Screenwriting Contest. The full list of qualifiers is below. Even in the contest’s …

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Tips For Writing Horror: 6 KEY Lessons From Genre Masters

Us Tips For Writing Horror

Tales of evil spirits and witches existed long before the invention of the written word, let alone the invention of cinema. Horror is a well-tread genre, with strong antecedents in …

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The One-Page Pitch: 14 ESSENTIAL Elements and a Template

One Page Pitch

What will make your one-page pitch standout from the gazillion other pitches out there? And how do you blend a screenwriter’s creative talents into a technically sound pitch, especially when …

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15 Kelly Reichardt Quotes to INSPIRE Writers and Filmmakers

Kelly Reichardt almost always works as a writer, director AND editor on her films. As a result, few people in American cinema understand storytelling as intimately as Kelly Reichardt. She’s …

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What Are the Key Screenplay Transitions? An ESSENTIAL Guide

Shaun of the Dead Screenplay Transitions

A blank page. A blinking cursor. Text: right-aligned. Font: courier new. FADE IN: Every movie, and therefore every screenplay, has transitions. Every change in time is a transition; every scene …

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How Do You OVERCOME Creative Burnout as a Screenwriter?

Writer Creative Burnout

Feeling exhausted from writing? Struggling to tap into the imagination you once had? Questioning going back to the job you earned your college degree for because your parents are on …

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Suspenseful Movies: QUICK Tricks for Writing Suspense

Dunkirk Suspenseful Movies

No film technique elicits the fear of the unknown more effectively than writing suspense. As humans, we’d rather know something bad is coming, than be in the unknown. This is …

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Roman Roy – Truly ORIGINAL Characters Series: Part 22

Roman 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 Roman Roy from Succession. What …

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Why Does Your Screenplay Page Count REALLY Matter?

Screenplay Page Count

Trying to hit a certain page count is probably one of the least exciting elements of writing and polishing a screenplay. But for those sitting down to read it, a …

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15 Adam McKay Quotes for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

Adam McKay Quotes

He’s one of the biggest directors in Hollywood and a giant of the comedy world. So we take a look at 15 Adam McKay quotes in order to get an …

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How Do You CREATE and MAINTAIN Empathetic Characters?

There are many important aspects to writing a great screenplay; good dialogue, interesting settings, unique stories, and good characterisation. However, little is arguably more important than creating and maintaining empathetic …

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The Eternal Sunshine Ending: How to Write a GREAT Conclusion

In this article, we take a look at the ending of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in order to learn what makes it so powerful and effective. What lessons …

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Existential Cinema: How Do You Write an Existential Film?

For the most part, cinema is a form of entertainment. But this is not to say that films cannot and should not concern themselves with some of the more serious …

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Writing a GOOD Workplace Comedy: The VITAL Elements

Superstore Workplace Comedy

Do you have an idea for a workplace comedy but are struggling to get it off the ground? Understanding the key aspects and structures of some of your favourite workplace …

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The 101 BEST Screenplays EVER Written and WHY They Rank

Best Screenplays Ever

What does it take to write one of the best screenplays ever written? You’re probably already familiar with the key elements that constitute a cohesive and compelling screenplay. A basic …

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The KEY Elements to Workplace Dystopias in Film and TV

Severance Workplace Dystopias

Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the number of workplace dystopias in film and TV. But what are the essential elements of these stories? And …

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The 2023 TITAN Awards Launches (PR)

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Press Release 03/01/2023 Industrial Scripts launches The 2023 TITAN Screenwriting Contest The third year of the prestigious global screenwriting contest opens for submissions from writers and filmmakers globally, judged by …

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The Insider Interviews – with ex-Amazon Head Georgia Brown

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This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with former Amazon Studios Europe Head Georgia Brown, one of the three judges of the third year of Industrial Scripts’ screenwriting contest, The TITAN …

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2021 TITAN Awards Winner Todd Restler – One Year On…

Todd Restler 2021 TITAN screenwriting contest winning writer

About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a prestigious annual screenwriting contest run by Industrial Scripts whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest …

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2021 TITAN Awards Winner Jared Ruga – One Year On…

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About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a prestigious annual screenwriting contest run by Industrial Scripts whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest …

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2021 TITAN Awards Winner James Foye – One Year On…  

James foye winner The TITAN screenwriting contest winner

About The TITAN Awards The TITAN Awards is a prestigious annual screenwriting contest founded in 2021 by Industrial Scripts whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of …

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How to Use Public Domain Properties to Create a Screenplay

The Green Knight Public Domain Properties

In many ways, public domain properties are the film and TV industry’s lifeblood. They’re at least a substantial piece of how stories are created, adapted and marketed. But what are …

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20 Illuminating Noah Baumbach Quotes for Writers and Directors

Noah Baumbach Quotes

He’s an idiosyncratic writer-director known for his searing portrayals of family dynamics, witty dialogue and brilliant characters. And such an insightful writer with a vast array of directing experience inevitably …

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How Do You Write GOOD Parody in Film and TV?

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Parodies can contain a multitude of differences across a multitude of genres. So how do you even approach writing a tricky and difficult-to-define subgenre? In short, you must try to …

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The KEYS to Achieving Screenwriting Representation

Screenwriting Representation

Screenwriting representation can be a white whale for all screenwriters, the thing that they feel will take them to the next level. And indeed, it can be the first step …

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70 ESSENTIAL Literary Devices to Aid Your Screenwriting

literary devices

Are you trying to write your first screenplay but don’t know how to give your screenplay flair? Or perhaps, you’re a budding screenwriter looking for some new techniques to elevate your …

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20 of the Most Common Screenwriting Mistakes You MUST Avoid

Screenplay Mistakes

What are the most common screenwriting mistakes that a screenwriter will likely make? What mistakes will be all too familiar to screenplay readers and development executives? Some mistakes are forgivable …

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