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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201 Character Archetypes Writers MUST Have In Their Armoury

Various Archetypes

201 Character Archetypes Writers MUST Have in Their Armoury   Every screenwriter knows that writing a great screenplay takes more than just a good plot or good world building. It …

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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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What is THE industry-standard screenplay font?

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Screenplay Font – Does It Matter? This article will explain what the industry-standard screenplay font is. As well as explaining what it is, we’ll look …

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The Ultimate Guide to Paid & Free Screenwriting Software

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This guide has been divided into the best free screenwriting software and the best paid screenwriting software, for the benefit of writers strapped for cash. It’s important to find screenwriting …

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The 10 Best Literary Agents for Writers & Filmmakers

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The 10 Best Literary Agents for Writers & Filmmakers   As a screenwriter, it can be confusing navigating the multitude of literary agents out there. Big or small, almost all …

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Why You Should Never “Spray & Pray” In Screenplay Contests

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One common feature of professional screenwriters’ stories is that there is no single magic route into the industry. Everyone’s path is different. Entering screenplay contests, or entering a whole host …

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Which Species of Screenwriter are you?

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The ‘building-block’ nature of screenwriting is such that any screenwriter needs a selection box of varying skills. As you’d expect then, different screenwriters tend to find themselves drawn to, and …

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10 Great Sites to Download Movie Scripts From

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Smart and serious aspiring screenwriters not only watch a lot of movies but read a lot of movie scripts. Studying the craft is an invaluable part of the learning and …

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20 Must Know Hollywood Literary Management Companies

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20 Must Know Hollywood Literary Management Companies   Figuring out how to get a bona fide literary management company to represent you is complicated, especially if you’re new(ish) to the …

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Genius Hitchcock Decisions at Screenplay Stage

Hitchcock decisions at screenplay stage.

What hasn’t been written about Hitchcock already? From Francois Truffaut and Raymond Durgnat, to every casual message board user on IMDb, great swathes of humankind have discussed at length the …

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Script Coverage Templates & Samples for Download

Film Script Coverage Report

What is Script Coverage? Whether you’re a screenwriter or a director, a producer or a distributor, a financier or a development executive, script coverage is something that the lion’s share …

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31 Screenwriting Books You MUST Own

31 screenwriting books you must own

When I say “screenwriting books you MUST own”, I’ll be honest: the MUST is for effect. You don’t have to do anything, particularly buying screenwriting books in such volume that …

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Script Reader Jobs: Your Complete Guide

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Like it or lump it, the role of the industry script reader is becoming increasingly important in film and TV. With the volume of scripts being written, increasing year-on-year, the …

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How to Write a Screenplay: Your 30-Step Guide

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How to Write a Screenplay: Your 30-Step Guide. So – you want to learn how to write a screenplay. You think about it constantly. Whenever you watch a movie you …

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Five Screenwriting Rules You Can Break and Five You Can’t

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  Even the notion of screenwriting rules gets some people into a serious tizz, and it’s this controversial topic I want to explore this week. I’ve spent the last three weeks …

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Screenplay Format: Your 30-Step Guide

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Screenplay Format – Your 30-step Guide Before you start writing the next great film, it is essential that you have a comprehensive understanding of screenplay format. It won’t matter how amazing …

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10 Hollywood Screenwriters Reveal Their Big Break

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Most screenwriters would cite a moment in their careers that proved critical. It might be the day they signed with an influential literary manager, or the moment a key producer spotted something …

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10 Honest Quotes about the Life of the Screenwriter

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Nobody worships more reverently at the altar of screenwriting than us. We believe in The Screenplay. We recognise it as the critical component in whether a film or TV shows lives, …

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15 Anthony Minghella Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

15 Anthony Minghella Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

ANTHONY MINGHELLA will be best remembered for THE ENGLISH PATIENT, the film that won 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. But the biggest tribute one can pay him …

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10 Great Tales of Screenwriting Determination

Screenwriting Determination

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way They say where there’s a will, there’s a way and if ever a profession needed to believe this mantra, it’s that of screenwriting. So …

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters   Screenwriting can mean seriously big money for those at the top. After all, screenplays usually account for around 1-3% of a film’s budget, and …

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11 Ways to Spot a Shady Script Consultant

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Why all the Script Consultants? After spending many decades lurking on the fringes of the entertainment industry, script consultants and their services are finally getting some PR (good, bad and …

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10 Screenwriters Who Broke In Late

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Despite the image of the wunderkind screenwriter a-la Orson Welles or Diablo Cody, many screenwriters broke in late to the game, with a wealth of wisdom and life experience to …

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