Writing for Film and TV

Writing for Film and TV

Development Phase: Our Roadmap

Development Phase: Our Roadmap

Pictured: Highway 212 forest road. Lithonia, United States. Photo by Matt Duncan. matthewfoxx.com | @matthew.foxx   Written By JC Cummings Once you get a ‘green light’ the next phase begins. Among various convoluted phases of any production process, DEVELOPMENT, is one of the most important. As elementary as it sounds, defining …

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Writing for Film & TV | How to Survive the Room: Notes on Nightmare Notes

Writing for Film & TV | How to Survive the Room: Notes on Nightmare Notes

Pictured above: David B. Carren wrote and directed in Texas the film, “Waiting for Sandoval.” The production utilized a cast and crew made up entirely of students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Written by David B. Carren   In Next Level Screenwriting: Insights, Ideas and Inspiration for …

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Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight with Holly Jurbergs

Filmmakers Network | Community Spotlight with Holly Jurbergs

Holly Jurbergs’ love for science and music always informs and influences her writing. After completing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, Holly worked as an Analytical Chemist in pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical companies. She has played piano since she was eight-years-old and more …

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"How to Develop a Story: My Approach to Scriptwriting" by Marco Schleicher, MA

“How to Develop a Story: My Approach to Scriptwriting” by Marco Schleicher, MA

In this article, I will describe my approach to scriptwriting. Before I actually start writing, I take a lot of time to develop my ideas and to work on the structure of the script. This helps me to create a solid base for the writing process. I have a 7-step …

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How Screenwriters Can Think Like Film Editors

How Screenwriters Can Think Like Film Editors

Exclusive Interview with Kenneth Dancyger   Ken Dancyger is the author or co-author of seven books on screenwriting, directing, film editing and production. They are “The Technique of Film and Video Editing,” “The Director’s Idea,” “Alternative Scriptwriting,” “Writing the Short Film,” “Global Scriptwriting,” “The World of Film and Video Production,” …

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7 Best Screenwriting Tips: Stop Writer's Block

7 Best Screenwriting Tips: Stop Writer’s Block

Screenwriting tips from Joe Stinson, Brian Price, Michael Tabb, David Paterson, and more… Pictured above: Photo by Aleks Marinkovic, Filmmaker, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England. Follow aleksmarinkovic.com.   7 Best Screenwriting Tips: Stop Writer’s Block   Tip #1 “Ideas are a dime a dozen and everybody’s got dozens. You can’t …

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8 Essential Screenwriting Tips for Filmmakers

8 Essential Screenwriting Tips for Filmmakers

Here’s some wonderful screenwriting inspiration and pointers from Jeff Lyons, Joe Stinson, Michael Tabb, Brian Price, Claudia Hunter Johnson, Loren-Paul Caplin, Martie Cook, and Alan C. Hueth. Above photo by Peter Kasprzyk | petetakesphotos.de   8 Essential Screenwriting Tips for Filmmakers   “Write what you want to see.” ~Jeff Lyons …

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No Limitations: The Screenwriter as Writer

No Limitations: The Screenwriter as Writer

by Michael Halperin One of the myths of the motion picture industry silently states that screenwriters only write for the big or small screen. Somehow writers become entrenched in this head-messing idea. “My screenplay didn’t sell,”…”My agent hasn’t called,”…”Oh my God, what will I do?”…”Do I have to go back …

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