The 6 Key Steps to Writing the BEST Script Outline Possible

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How to Write the Best Script Outline Possible Achieving the extraordinary usually requires extraordinary planning. Hence before writing a great screenplay, you need a great script outline. The world of …

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How to Get the Best Out of a Nonlinear Narrative (With the Best Examples)

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How to Get the Best Out of a Nonlinear Narrative The nonlinear narrative is a common feature of contemporary movies (and TV as well). It has become such a familiar …

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15 Brilliant Flashback Examples for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

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15 Brilliant Flashback Examples That Show How to Best Use It It’s almost hard to think of a modern film that doesn’t have a flashback example somewhere within it. Of …

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15 Brilliant Cary Fukunaga Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Brilliant Cary Fukunaga Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers Cary Fukunaga has had a prolific career so far. He is American by nationality, but of Japanese, Swedish, English and German …

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How to Expertly Create High Stakes in Your Screenplays

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The Importance and Meaning of High Stakes in Screenwriting It’s pretty simple. Story stakes answer the question… “So what? Why should we care?” High stakes can benefit the story in …

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15 Inspiring Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers Rachel Bloom cuts a unique figure in the modern TV landscape. She began her career writing and starring in her own comedy …

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15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers   Amy Sherman-Palladino has no qualms with being known as a challenging artist. Refusing to be bound by network limitations, her unique …

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‘Show Don’t Tell’ – Why The Screenwriting Mantra Endures

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‘Show Don’t Tell’ – How to Best Follow the Principle   It’s a term you hear frequently when it comes to storytelling – ‘Show Don’t Tell’. But what does it …

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How to Write an Awesome Beat Sheet for Your Screenplay

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Why a Beat Sheet is Important to Your Screenplay Whilst inspiration can strike at any minute and writing can be incredibly spontaneous business, screenwriting is usually smoothest when you’ve got …

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What Are The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions?

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The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions   Great character descriptions are what help ease the reader into your great characterization. They’re the entrée, if you will, to the …

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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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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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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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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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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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VIDEO ESSAY: Creating the Fascinating Antagonist – Gus Fring

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Gus Fring BREAKING BAD, created by Vince Gilligan, introduced us to many great characters. Antihero Walter White (Brian Cranston), the cancer-diagnosed high school teacher who turns to making meth. Jesse …

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Vince Gilligan Quotes For Writers, Directors & Producers

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Vince Gilligan Vince Gilligan got his start as a writer for THE X-FILES, but these days he’s best known as the creator, showrunner, writer and director of BREAKING BAD and …

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Why Screenwriters Should Understand Screenplay Atmosphere

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Understanding Screenplay Atmosphere Screenplay atmosphere is difficult. At the bottom of the poster for THEY CAME TOGETHER, a spoof of rom-coms, there’s a disclaimer: Please note: New York City plays such …

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Ryan Murphy Quotes For Producers, Writers & Directors

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Ryan Murphy Quotes Ryan Murphy is one of the few super-producers working in TV, along with the likes of Shonda Rimes and Greg Berlanti. His run of hit shows includes NIP/TUCK, …

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OPINION: Why Your Second Act Must Have Escalating Stakes

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The second act is all about escalating stakes. Absolute urgency. There’s a gap in the classic three act structure as extolled by many screenwriting books and teachers. The problem is …

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Talent Connector LIVE opens to OVERDRIVE members

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Talent Connector, the free online script promotion bonus offered to qualifying Industrial Scripts clients, has been expanded this month with the launch of Talent Connector LIVE. TCL is open to …

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The Insider Interviews: Duncan Heath

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THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: DUNCAN HEATH The Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Gareth Unwin, who produced THE KING’S …

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The Insider Interviews: Caryn Mandabach

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THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: CARYN MANDABACH The Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Gareth Unwin, who produced THE KING’S SPEECH, …

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GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Bill Tench (MINDHUNTER)

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In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in a compressed amount of screen …

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Genius Character Reveal: Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

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In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in a compressed amount of screen …

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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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