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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The Genius, Multi-Conflict Opening of THE GODFATHER PART 2

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There are, broadly speaking, two ways to convey conflict: implicitly and explicitly. The former involves illustrating some kind of dissonance through setting, silence, the way one character looks at another. …

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10 Commandments of the Accountable Screenwriter (Download)

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There are two kinds of rugby player”, the legendary Scottish coach Jim Telfer told his players, “there are the honest ones, and there’s the rest. The honest player gets up in …

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How to Write “Mythically” but Avoid Cliche – PDF Guide

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Writing mythically with cliché is relatively easy: watch a couple of films, read a couple of books then regurgitate the obvious stuff: quasi-religious story world, the quest, the mentor, initiation, …

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Writing Characters That FASCINATE – The Ultimate PDF Guide

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The key is writing characters that – crucially – fascinate…   Writing great, multi-dimensional characters is one of the hardest – and most important – facets to successful screenwriting. The …

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How to Create Intrigue in Screenplays – PDF Guide

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How to Create Intrigue – The Screenwriter’s “Golden Goose”   To create intrigue is one of the greatest things a screenwriter can achieve. Be it via an urban rom-com, a micro-budget horror, …

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Lessons From Timing the Death Sequence in PREDATOR

Predator

Way back when… For much of the 80’s and into the 90’s, “Schwarzenegger” was a byword for a movie with a high body count. The box office was peppered with …

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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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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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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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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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The Top Female Screenwriters

Top Female Screenwriters

Beneath the murky waters of the western film industry, the odyssey towards equality is ongoing, and according to ‘Celluloid Ceiling’ – an industry consensus conducted by the Centre for Women in …

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How Much do UK Screenwriters Earn?

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In America, screenwriters can earn an average annual wage of $77,260. At least, that’s what the Bureau of Labour Statistics tells us. The evidence is there: Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio earned …

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