How to Write a Great Biopic: Pitfalls Screenwriters Should Avoid

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How to Write a Biopic: Pitfalls Screenwriters Should Avoid   From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY to JUDY, the biopic is a seriously popular modern movie genre. But having such a concrete story …

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Save the Cat! Analysis Series: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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Your First Draft : 9 Essential Steps to Getting it Right

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Your First Draft : 9 Essential Steps to Getting it Right   It might not be what you want to hear after months, maybe years, of painstaking screenwriting work. But …

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201 Character Archetypes Writers MUST Have In Their Armoury

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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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15 Inspiring Ava DuVernay Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Inspiring Ava DuVernay Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers   As the first black woman nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director, Ava DuVernay is ushering in a new …

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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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20 Great Patty Jenkins Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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20 Great Patty Jenkins Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers   Filmmaking didn’t come easily to Patty Jenkins. After many years working as a painter she realised her true passion was …

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How to Definitively Nail Your Movie Theme – The ULTIMATE Guide

How to Nail Your Movie Theme: What is Your Screenplay Actually About?   What is your screenplay about? What is your movie’s theme? These may seem like obvious questions. But …

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Bold and Brave Screenplay Structure: 10 Great Examples

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Bold Screenplay Structure: 10 Great Examples   A great script requires great dialogue, great characterization and layered conflict. One of the most crucial elements however, screenplay structure, is occasionally taken …

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 2 – Omar Little

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 2 Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of Industrial Scripts articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. Want to …

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Save the Cat! Analysis Series: THE WEDDING SINGER (1998)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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Save the Cat Analysis Series: HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1978)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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25 Inspirational David Lynch Quotes Screenwriters and Filmmakers Can Learn From

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25 Great David Lynch Quotes Screenwriters and Filmmakers Can Learn From   A master of surrealism, David Lynch is very much the king of crazy within Hollywood. His enigmatic 1977 …

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Thriller vs Horror – Why The Subtle Differences Can Save Your Script

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Thriller vs Horror – What Are the Critical Differences?   In terms of movie genres, Thriller and Horror are often mistakenly confused, or even lumped in together. The truth is, …

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Save the Cat Analysis Series: THE STING (1973)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 1 – Tony Soprano

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 1   Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of articles that will examine the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. What …

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15 Inspiring Russo Brothers Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Inspiring Russo Brothers Quotes for Filmmakers   The career of the Russo Brothers has been anything but conventional. From independent cinema, through award-winning TV to shattering box office records …

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Save the Cat! Analysis Series: KNOCKED UP (2007)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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The 15 Best Frederick Forsyth Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Great Frederick Forsyth Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From   Frederick Forsyth Quotes Frederick Forsyth is a celebrated English author, journalist, former spy and political commentator. Having been …

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Save the Cat Analysis Series: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books , Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, who were looking for the logical extension of …

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15 Great Ryan Coogler Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Great Ryan Coogler Quotes    Ryan Coogler’s career path is the envy of many aspiring filmmakers. Off of the success of a festival-acclaimed indie drama, FRUITVALE STATION, he brought …

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