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Screenwriting Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

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Top Ten Screenwriting Books You Need to Read   1) Screenplay by Syd Field The first book I ever read about screenwriting. 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 others screenwriting gurus that would follow. As far as…

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Bill Kelly: How to Make It As a Working Hollywood Screenwriter

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Bill Kelly: The ‘Enchanted’ Hollywood Screenwriter I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Bill Kelly, the screenwriter of the Disney film Enchanted starring Amy Adams. His other screenwriting credits include Premonition with Sandra Bullock, and Blast From The Past with Brendan Fraser. As we noshed on breakfast he graciously answered those questions that I had about being a working Hollywood screenwriter.…

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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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How to Write an Epic Antagonist – Breaking Down The Joker

How to Write an Epic Antagonist – Breaking Down The Joker The video “The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist” from Lessons from the Screenplay is about the real struggle between the Batman and the Joker. This battle is not so much a battle to the death like most protagonist/antagonist relationships as much as it…

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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 like , , and . If you have in mind to write amazing characters dynamic in their personality, there are so much that you can learn from movies…

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film So you have a screenplay or film idea that could definitely be financed and produced only if I could get a movie star attached and there’s the rub! Attaching a movie star at any level to a un-produced screenplay or indie film is the dream…

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How to Pitch Your Screenplay or Film Idea

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How to Pitch Your Screenplay or Film Idea Pitching your screenplay idea to an investor, actor or studio executive is one of the toughest parts of being a storyteller. Many screenwriters and filmmakers freeze up when they go into “the room“. Paul Castro, writer of Warner Brother’s August Rush (Starring Robin Williams) lays down some amazing…

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How to Create a High Concept for Your Screenplay

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How to Create a High Concept for Your Screenplay Every story starts with a concept. An idea that hopefully causes your eyebrow to arch, your lips to purse, and your brain to go, “Hmmm… intriguing.” It’s what Robert McKee, the author of Story, refers to as the magic “What If.” For instance, what if a…

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