Writing for Film and TV

Writing for Film and TV

Scriptwriting for Film, Television and New Media with Alan C. Hueth

“Early on in my TV and film production career, I was a “one-man-band”—a common phrase describing one who was doing it all. I quickly discovered that the most important component of my projects was the script, and a bad script leads to a bad project. But over time (and getting …

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Prewriting Your Screenplay with Michael Tabb

StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you share with us your thoughts on the importance for screenwriters to “prewrite” their screenplays and the benefits of prewriting? Michael Tabb: First and foremost, every writer has to find his or her own writing method that works best for him or her. So, regardless of how …

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Screenwriting Insights with Jeff Lyons

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What was one of the most important things you learned while working on a script? Jeff Lyons: That you really have to write four scripts. This is something most screenwriters don’t realize. There are four versions of your script that you will …

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Writing Film Dialogue by Loren-Paul Caplin

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us a little bit about the evolution of film dialogue? Loren-Paul Caplin: When we think about dialogue, we think about communication. Usually this entails two or more poles or terminals: the sender and the receiver. Sending connotes information, …

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Brian Price Shares Screenwriting Insights

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you tell us a little bit about the evolution of screenwriting? Brian Price: I don’t know that screenwriting, as a craft, has evolved in any meaningful way beyond the superficial changes of formatting conventions or medium of delivery.  We used …

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Claudia Johnson on Crafting Short Scripts

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What are the most challenging aspects of crafting short screenplays? Claudia Hunter Johnson: Finding a small, specific, and significant idea/story you can tell well in a short script. If your idea or story is too big, you’ll end up with what …

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Martie Cook Talks Screenwriting

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What is your best advice for screenwriters trying to break into the industry? Martie Cook: Solid, well-constructed scripts are your calling card. So, write your brains out every day.  And don’t be derivative. In this Age of Content, there are countless opportunities …

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ScreenCraft: Q&A with Cameron Cubbison – What would you suggest to someone just starting their first screenplay?

STUDENTFILMMAKERS: Tell us about the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Cameron Cubbison: The ScreenCraft Fellowship is an ongoing career development program designed to help talented emerging writers sharpen and hone their portfolios, and then strategically introduce them to a custom-matched network of literary agents, managers, studio executives, producers and content …

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