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In one or two sentences, a screenwriter must create a screenplay logline that sells the story, because it will be the first thing read by a producer.   Read More
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Over the years, I've read thousands of scripts as a producer and former VP Development for companies at Sony, Universal and Disney and had to separate the wheat from the chaff.   Read More
The night before the heist - Gathered around a TV, four young men quickly go over the plan. Talkative smartass ALFIE HAWKS leads the group: immature and giggly BILLY LANG,   Read More
Writing for the film medium has become the modern version of the ancient art of storytelling. Unlike the novelist, the screenwriter cannot rely exclusively upon the written word, for the written word must be the screen’s spoken words   Read More
If you're like me, from your genesis as a screenwriter, from the very first screenwriting book you read, you were exposed to three-act structure - or from   Read More
A screenplay consists of seven basic elements. What do you do with these elements? Answer: You put them together into what is known in the industry as a LOGLINE.   Read More
I was consulting w/a student on an idea of hers the other day, not an awful lot so far, just a "one-line" but she did ask me at one point: "We've got our main character, but what about some other characters?   Read More
Between working one-on-one with writers as a script consultant and working in the development departments of off-Hollywood companies like Miramax and Zoetrope, I've read quite a few scripts. While their virtues are all different, the same mistakes come up over and over again.   Read More
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As a producer and former VP of Development for production companies based at Sony, Universal and Disney, I’ve had the privilege of working with award-winning writers, directors and actors, and the most successful ones always...   Read More
I am going to make a few assumptions and write them in the first person, for my ease and in an effort to not offend. If after 5-7 weeks on the site, my synopsis has not been viewed,   Read More
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