15 AWESOME Dan Harmon Quotes for Screenwriters

Dan Harmon Screenwriting Quotes

He’s one of the most critically acclaimed comedy screenwriters out there, known most famously for Rick and Morty. In general, Dan Harmon is not afraid to break down barriers and …

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What’s SO Good About The Citizen Kane Ending?

Citizen Kane Ending Scene

Citizen Kane; a classic piece of cinema still studied in film schools throughout the world today. Written by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, it was directed by Orson Welles, …

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Forensic Scene Analysis: “I Drink Your Milkshake!”

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“I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” – Some scenes in film and TV are so memorable they transcend their origin and become part of film culture. In this …

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15 David O. Russell Quotes Writers & Filmmakers Can Learn From

David O. Russell Quotes

He’s one of the most charismatic contemporary American directors; someone who manages to craft intriguing and intimate stories with big stars attached. But what makes David O. Russell tick creatively? …

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Is The Godfather Opening Scene the Best Opening Scene EVER?

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What do great opening scenes do? They capture the essence of the upcoming story, whether the audience knows it or not. At their best, they lay out the story’s essential …

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5 VITAL Lessons Screenwriters Can Take from Aaron Sorkin Scripts

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Aaron Sorkin is one of the few screenwriters whose name alone can get a film greenlit. And Aaron Sorkin scripts not only make great TV or film blueprints but are …

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Ferris Bueller- Truly ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 18

Ferris Beuller 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 a classic …

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15 Great Taika Waititi Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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He’s one of the biggest contemporary Hollywood directors. And his wit and charisma stand him out from the crowd. It’s easy to forget though that there is some serious craft …

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What Does a Pro Screenwriting Assignment REALLY Look Like?

Screenwriting Assignment

Whether you’re an emerging screenwriter just starting on a new path or a well-developed professional you may be wondering what a pro typical screenwriting assignment looks like. All levels of …

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15 Matt Reeves Quotes to INSPIRE Writers and Filmmakers

Matt Reeves Quotes

He’s emerged as one of the most striking directors of the 21st century. Quietly he’s helmed some of the biggest hits of the 2010s and 2020s, managing to infuse big …

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A Screenplay Option Offer Comes In…Here’s How You Navigate It

Screenplay Option

So, you’ve written a screenplay and a producer has approached you about a screenplay option. Amazing – right? You’re one step closer to having your work make it onto the …

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The Insider Interviews – GLADIATOR Screenwriter William Nicholson

William Nicholson Interview

This latest iteration of our long-running Insider Interviews series is with William Nicholson, the prolific screenwriter behind such hits as Gladiator, Shadowlands, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Breathe, amongst many …

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The Insider Interviews – with Mega-Producer Basil Iwanyk

Basil Iwanyk judge of TITAN screenwriting contest

This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with producer Basil Iwanyk, one of the three judges of the second year of Industrial Scripts’ screenwriting contest, The TITAN Awards. Basil Iwanyk Biography …

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The Insider Interviews – with Oscar-Nominee Shannon McIntosh

Shannon Mcintosh TITAN Screenwriting Contest judge

This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with producer Shannon McIntosh, one of the three judges of the second year of Industrial Scripts’ screenwriting contest, The TITAN Awards. Shannon McIntosh Biography Shannon …

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Do You Still Need to Move to LA as a Screenwriter?

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When any person says their dream is to become a screenwriter, a comment you’ll often hear is “you should move to LA first”. Getting advice about how to start as …

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15 Timeless John Hughes Quotes to Inspire Writers and Filmmakers

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John Hughes influenced the cinema landscape immensely largely during the 1980s. His most beloved movies include The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. But …

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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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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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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 Does ‘Greenlit’ REALLY Mean? 9 Key Factors in the Script Development Process

Greenlit, Expectation vs Reality

There’s often a misconception around the meaning of the term ‘greenlit’. There is a vast difference between a producer/studio commissioning a script and a movie getting greenlit. Usually, it goes …

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The Insider Interviews – with BREAKING BAD Producer Karen Moore

This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with producer Karen Moore, one of the three judges of Industrial Scripts’ inaugural screenwriting contest, The TITAN Awards. Karen Moore Biography Karen …

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The Insider Interviews – with SICARIO Producer Ed McDonnell

This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with producer Ed McDonnell, one of the three judges of Industrial Scripts’ inaugural screenwriting contest, The TITAN Awards. Ed McDonnell Biography Ed …

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The Insider Interviews – with Mega-Producer Patrick Crowley

patrick crowley producer judge the titan awards

This latest iteration of our Insider Interviews Series is with producer Patrick Crowley, one of the three judges of Industrial Scripts’ inaugural screenwriting contest, The TITAN Awards. Patrick Crowley Biography Patrick …

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15 Motivating Jon Favreau Quotes on Filmmaking

Jon Favreau Quotes

Where to start with a filmmaker, actor, producer and writer as malleable and prolific as Jon Favreau? The multi-talented director behind Iron Man, the Mandalorian and The Lion King has …

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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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50 Hollywood Screenwriters Reveal Their Writing Process

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What’s Your Personal Writing Process? In screenwriting, sometimes the biggest challenge is discovering the most effective writing process That Works For You. For example, each and every writer has a …

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