Posts Tagged ‘outlining a screenplay’

Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of STORY

Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of Story If you haven’t heard of Robert McKee then you’re in for treat. Robert McKee is what is considered a “guru of gurus” in the screenwriting and storytelling world. He has lectured on storytelling for three decades, and his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (FREE AUDIO…

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Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create Unforgettable Characters

Screenwriting Blueprint: Creating Unforgettable Characters Legendary script consultant Michael Hauge (writer of Writing Screenplays That Sell)  discusses how to create unforgettable characters. For Hauge, character development is the pull between the strong desire to remain in the identity and the need, brought about by the events of the story, to live in essence. Michael’s advice on figuring out…

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FREE Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List

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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IFH 120: What the HECK is a Scriptment?

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 is Meg, I wanted to get into production as fast as I could without waiting to develop a…

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Scrivener Screenwriting App: The Final Draft Killer

Scrivener Screenwriting App: The Final Draft Killer For some people, the only thing that matters is writing. They wake up with ideas, while some may carry around a table, others carry a notepad and pen to jot ideas, maybe choices, even a paragraph or two. The idea has been like a seed that was planted…

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How to Write a Screenplay That Really Sells

How to Write a Screenplay That Really Sells Writing a screenplay is different than writing prose because of all the technical formatting required. No need to freak out – the formatting is fairly straightforward once you’ve been taught! Some writers even prefer the screenplay format since it allows them to focus on the true essence…

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Top 10 Must Listen to Screenwriting Podcasts

Indie Film Hustle’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 notes because there…

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Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure

Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure Screenplay Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive, public speaker, marketer and storyteller talks about, to the point that it can seem complicated, intricate, mysterious and hard to master. So legendary script consultant Michael Hauge (writer of Writing Screenplays That Sell) wanted to give…

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MasterClass: Aaron Sorkin Teaches You Screenwriting

Aaron Sorkin MasterClass So a little while ago I became super excited about MasterClass’s new online course by legendary director Werner Herzog (see article here) and now they announce that they have another Oscar Winner teaching screenwriting, Mr. Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Steve Jobs). The Aaron Sorkin Masterclass will be available in late summer 2016. MasterClass is available for $90. Watch Sorkin talk about screenwriting…

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IFH 071: Save the Cat – Screenwriting Story Structure Made Easy

Story Structure Made Easy Why would you want to ‘Save the Cat’? If you are a screenwriter or aspiring one you should of heard by now of Blake Snyder’s game changing screenwriting book. In his 20-year career as a film producer and screenwriter, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit…

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Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Interviews – On Screenwriting & Filmmaking

Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Interviews – On Screenwriting & Filmmaking Quentin Tarantino Interviews can be some of the most eye opening and enlightening pieces of video an indie filmmakers can watch. Tarantino has been a source of inspiration to up and coming screenwriters and filmmakers for over two decades. As recent interviews (Police interviews, The Hateful…

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