Tag: screenwriting tips

12 Things A Producer Looks For In A Screenplay

12 Things A Producer Looks For In A Screenplay

Jay Silverman: it’s either on the page or it’s not on the page. Scott Kirkpatrick: This whole industry doesn’t exist with people twiddling their thumbs waiting for the right script to drop into their hands. Stanley Brooks: Well…

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Self-Motivated Speculative Writing Is The Secret To Success In Hollywood – Patricia Vidal Delgado

Self-Motivated Speculative Writing Is The Secret To Success In Hollywood – Patricia Vidal Delgado

Film Courage: Do you remember something that was said to you in one of these UCLA writing classes which you never forgot? Patricia Vidal Delgado, Writer/Director: Yes, definitely. Richard Walter [recently retired Professor and Associate and Interim Dean…

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There Are Only Two Screenwriting Rules – Travis Seppala

There Are Only Two Screenwriting Rules – Travis Seppala

Travis Seppala, Screenwriter/Author: Tip #2… Film Courage: Okay…so Tip #2 – There are only two screenwriting rules? Travis: Yes, so I’ve got in my book here [365: A Year Of Screenwriting Tips] I’ve even got them labeled for…

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Business and Craft Of Screenwriting – Corey Mandell [FULL INTERVIEW]

Business and Craft Of Screenwriting – Corey Mandell [FULL INTERVIEW]

Film Courage: The question is what’s required to sell your script in the current marketplace? The last time we visited with you Cory you talked to us about this ‘six script cycles’ and having pitch-perfect authentic scripts. Have…

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It’s Better To Work With Hollywood Than Against It – Daniel Stamm

It’s Better To Work With Hollywood Than Against It – Daniel Stamm

Film Courage: Someone on Twitter had responded to a Tweet that we sent out. The Tweet was one of our videos which was “Which scripts does Hollywood want? Most screenwriters are writing the wrong ones.” So we had…

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Honest Talk About Connections In Hollywood – Markus Redmond

Honest Talk About Connections In Hollywood – Markus Redmond

Film Courage: Markus regarding connections, I have a quote here (I don’t know who said it) “Connections are good but nobody is going to put their business in jeopardy because of a connection.” Markus Redmond, Writer/Director/Actor: That’s absolutely…

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When Writing Start With Character and End With Character – Scott Myers

When Writing Start With Character and End With Character – Scott Myers

Film Courage: What does character development entail? Are you writing a backstory? Scott Myers, DePaul University Professor/Screenwriter/Creator Gointothestory.blcklst(dot)com: To me that’s everything, it’s everything. Here is another one of my sayings, you ready? “Begin with character, end with…

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It’s Impossible To Make A Feature Film For $1000 – Mark Harris

It’s Impossible To Make A Feature Film For $1000 – Mark Harris

Film Courage: Three things you wish you’d known before you made your first feature film? Mark Harris, Filmmaker: Oh my gosh, three things I wish I’d known before I made my first feature film? I wish out all…

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This Is What Confuses Screenwriters The Most – Jill Chamberlain

This Is What Confuses Screenwriters The Most – Jill Chamberlain

Film Courage: Jill what are the five biggest mistakes screenwriters make? Jill Chamberlain, Script Consultant/Author/Writer: Well I don’t know if I’m going to do five but off the top of my head? But I will say underestimating the…

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Power Of The Word ‘Feature’ In The Film Business – Andrew Guerrero

Power Of The Word ‘Feature’ In The Film Business – Andrew Guerrero

Film Courage How did you set the budget for the film [COME INTO YOUR OWN]? Andrew Guerrero, Writer/Filmmaker/Actor: Great…a little little nervous to talk about this because…I will…but it’s because I want people to take it seriously and…

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