Screenwriting Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

Top Ten Screenwriting Books You Need to Read 1) Screenplay by Syd Field The first book I ever read about screenwriting. Syd Field is the forefather of the how-to for screenwriting. He cracked the code of the three-act structure and paved the way for all other screenwriting gurus that would follow. As far as I know,…

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Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written

Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written If you want to be a screenwriter you have to read screenplays. There’s no better place to start than reading the masters of the craft. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) published this list of the top ten best screenplays ever written and I would have to agree. My personal favorites…

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Aaron Sorkin MasterClass: Learn Screenwriting from an Oscar Winner

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Please note some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase or use a service. Aaron Sorkin MasterClass: Learn Screenwriting from an Oscar Winner Learn how to write incredible screenplays from Aaron Sorkin in the most comprehensive screenwriting…

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Top 10 Must Listen to Screenwriting Podcasts

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Indie Film Hustle & Bulletproof Screenplay’s Top 10 Screenwriting Podcasts Screenwriting Podcasts are a treasure trove of knowledge for the aspiring or professional screenwriter. Indie Film Hustle has put together the Top Ten must listen to screenwriting podcast of the last year. The list below is a whos who in the screenwriting world. Be sure to take…

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FREE Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List

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Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List What you are about to listen to is probably the equivalent of taking at least five years of screenwriting courses or classes at a top tier film school. BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has an amazing collection of FREE screenwriting lectures from some of the…

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WATCH: Why the First Act of Every Film Is The Same!

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Why the First Act of Every Film Is The Same! It is surprising that the first act of most movies are normally the same, the way they set up the character as part of the storyline for the film. Most films show these five things, although maybe not in this exact order. Check out this…

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Lessons Learned from Winning a Screenwriting Competition

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Winning Screenwriting Competitions: Lessons Learned Years ago when I received word that my screenplay, Control; Alt; Delete, had won not one but two screenwriting competitions, I believed that all the hard work, years of struggle, self-doubt, and rejection had culminated to a glowing achievement that would forever wash away the specter of failure: I had…

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan Movie lovers all over the world are familiar with the identity of the genius behind the Batman trilogy and other mind-bending films. In 2005, Batman Begins introduced Bruce Wayne who returned to his life in Gotham City as a playboy, but secretly as the city’s unorthodox crime fighter popularly known…

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IFH 120: What the HECK is a Scriptment?

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Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. What the HECK is a Scriptment? So what is a Scriptment? I found it to be a liberating form of prepping a story to be filmed? When I was in pre-production on my first feature film This…

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IFH 039: How to Write the Million Dollar Screenplay

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Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. August Rush: The Million Dollar Screenplay Paul Castro We’ve all read in Variety or The Hollywood Reporter of some no-name screenwriter selling his or her screenplay for a million bucks. Ever wonder how they did it? What structure did…

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