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12 Years A Slave: Hanging With Solomon

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave

20 Things To Think About When You Option Your Screenplay - Part I

Screenwriter Chip Street discusses the common yet often complex matter of script optioning.

2001 A Space Odyssey: HAL Reads Lips

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this classic "movie moment" from Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey.

22 Ways to Learn & Improve Your Screenwriting

Writer, producer and author Hal Croasmun gives you some great tips to improve your writing and get your script sold.

4 Tips On Writing The Opening Scenes Of Your Action Screenplay

Writer and licensed therapist Dan J. Marder offers some sage advice on how to take the opening of your action script to another level.

A Simple Technique To Avoid Endless Rewriting

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to properly plan your script by outlining your story.

A Simple Way To Develop Rich Characters

Marilyn offers advice on how to improve your script by putting yourself in the shoes of one of your story's key characters.

A Way Out of Writer’s Block

Writer/director and teacher Elad Fichman dicusses the many causes of writer's block and suggests possible solutions to overcome this common creative obstacle.

An Original Backstory Can Be the Key to a Strong Plot

Marilyn explains how creating a strong backstory can help the writing of your protagonist and screenplay.

Back To The Future: Opening Sequence

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "Movie Moment" from the opening sequence of Back To The Future.

Barton Fink: Kiss His Feet!

Script Consultant Karel Segers discusses a hilarious scene from the Coen Brothers' Barton Fink.

Be True to Yourself.. And Smart With Your Script

Advice on how you should always write for yourself and from the heart.

Blade Runner: I Want More Life

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "Movie Moment" from Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner.

Breaking Bad: How Far Are You Prepared To Go?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "TV moment" from Breaking Bad.

Bridesmaids: Duelling Speeches

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "Movie Moment" from the hilarious Bridesmaids.

Casablanca: I Stick My Head Out For Nobody

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal scene from the classic Casablanca.

Change Your Structure, Improve Your Script

How to improve your screenplay by changing its structure.

Chariots Of Fire: Running With Synths

Script Consultant Karel Segers looks back at Oscar winning classic Chariots of Fire to see whether it stands the test of time.

Charlie Wilson's War: Gust

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "Movie Moment" from Charlie Wilson's War.

Cinematic Storytelling: Using Dynamic Metaphors In Your Screenplay

Screenwriter and author Jennifer van Sijll discusses the power of metaphor in movies.

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Writing Your Screenplay

Freelance writer and script reader Nicole Url offers some practical advice on how to avoid making common mistakes in your screenplay.

Creating Movie Characters That Jump Off The Page

Screenwriter and author Robert Gregory Browne gives some insightful advice on effective character development.

Creative Writing: An Accident Waiting To Happen

Produced screenwriter Dan Bronzite explains how listening to your inner voice and going with the flow can help you write a better screenplay.

Don’t [email protected]#%ing Pitch Your Movie Like This!

Screenwriter and script consultant Trevor Mayes discusses the art of pitching your movie.

Don't Withhold; Reveal, and Complicate

Screenwriter, teacher and script consultant Erik Bork discusses the importance of garnering audience identification with your characters.

Down By Law: We All Scream For Ice Cream

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this humorous scene from Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law.

Easy Rider: Road To Redemption

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects a poignant scene from road-movie classic Easy Rider.

Ex Machina: Who's The Protagonist Now?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal scene from A.I. movie Ex Machina.

Falling Down: Fifty Cent For A Soda

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this explosive scene from Falling Down.

Finding and Developing Ideas For Your Screenplay

Authors of the critically acclaimed book 'I Liked It, Didn't Love It' discuss the genesis of story.

Finding the Hero’s Journey in Crowd Favorite Films

Creative Content Specialist Sara McGuire examines the Hero and Heroine's Journey in popular movies.

Frenzy: Breaking The Rules...

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this classic "movie moment" from Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy.

From Story To Screenplay, Keeping It Commercially Viable

Marilyn offers advice on how to ensure your screenplays will have commercial appeal.

Getting Scripts Read in Hollywood: How Do I Sell My Screenplay?

Donna Michelle Anderson gives practical advice about breaking into Hollywood.

Heat: Cops & Robbers

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable "Movie Moment" from Micahel Mann's Heat.

High Concept Screenwriting Defined: How To Write High Concept Movies

Screenwriter Steve Kaire gives the low-down on writing high-concept movies.

How Creating a Soundtrack Can Improve Your Screenplay

Marilyn explains how creating a soundtrack for your screenplay can improve your writing.

How Do You Know When Your Screenplay is “Finished?”

Marilyn offers some advice on when to stop tinkering with your screenplay.

How Living a Day in the Life of Your Characters Can Help Your Story

Marilyn offers some advice on how to write better characters by puttin yourself in their shoes.

How NOT To Raise Money for A Feature Film

Writer and director Brian O'Malley gives the lowdown on what to avoid when trying to raise funding for a film.

How To Add Emotional Depth To Your Dialogue

Marilyn offers some practical advice on how to better understand your characters.

How To Behave Like A Screenwriter: Seven Secrets To Better Stories

Produced screenwriter and teacher Jim Jennewein offers some great advice on how to improve your screenwriting.

How To Create Living, Breathing Characters and a Basic Plot in 30 Minutes

Marilyn suggests a technique for writers to draw upon their own friends and families experiences to help create more three-dimensional characters and plots.

How to Develop Characters Intuitively

Writer, writing coach and blogger Lauren Sapala delves into character observation to help build more complex three-dimensional characters and story.

How To Develop Your Story Fast: Tips from my recent Writer’s Retreat in Italy

Marilyn offers great advice on how to use the weather to add drama to your script.

How To Effectively Create The First Act Set-Up

Marilyn offers great advice on how to use the 5 Ws to set up your first act.

How to Find the Concept for Your Screenplay, TV Pilot or Novel

Marilyn explains the importance of drawing upon universal emotions in screenplay writing.

How To Get A Producer To Read Your Movie Script

Produced playwright and fiction author Persephone Vandegrift tackles the age-old question that faces every new writer of how to get their material read by a producer.

How To Improve Your Characters' Dialogue

Some good advice on how to brush up your script's dialogue.

How To Make Your Climactic Sequence "Pop"

Marilyn offers great advice on how to create an effective climactic sequence.

How To Market Your Screenplay & Be Your Own Agent Until You Get One

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to market yourself without a literary representative.

How To Master The Wild and Wooly Second Act of Your Screenplay

Marilyn offers some practical advice on how to get to grips with your script's second act.

How To Structure Your Story Fast

Marilyn suggests you interview your principle characters to help you plan and structure your screen story.

How To Take Stock Of Your Year And Have Fun Doing It

Marilyn offers some advice on reviewing your year as the holidays approach.

How To Tell An Amateur

Emmy-nominated screenwriter and director Nathan Marshall offers some great advice for screenwriters.

How To Write A Professional Screenplay: Tips From the Chair of the UCLA Screenwriting Program

Sound advice on the Dos and Don'ts of script writing by longtime Chair of the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting Program Richard Walter.

How To Write Well Every Time

Advice of how to always write good scripts from Marilyn Horowitz

How to Write Your Screenplay or Novel Better and Faster

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to get your writing project off the ground.

In Your Head Or On The Page?

Screenwriter, script consultant and author William Akers discusses the importance of getting your vision onto the page.

Interview With Author And Story Consultant Michael Hauge: Part 1

Interview with story consultant, lecturer and author of "Writing Screenplays That Sell" Michael Hauge

Interview with Richard Walter - Chair of the UCLA Screenwriting Program

Questions and Answer Feature with the longtime Chair of the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting Program Richard Walter

Is Your Movie Script Ready for the Marketplace?

Script consultant Donie Nelson gives practical advice on preparing your script for submission.

Jaws: Who's The Baddie?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great scene from Spielberg's Jaws.

JCVD: Redemption

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful redemptive "Movie moment" from JCVD.

King Kong: Thank God For The Snake

Script Consultant Karel Segers discusses this classic scene from King Kong (1976).

Kung Fu Hustle: Duck!

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects this unique movie moment from Kung Fu Hustle.

Laura: In Love With A Corpse

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable scene from Otto Preminger's Laura.

Lawrence of Arabia Screenplay Deconstructed Using Narratemes Story Structure

"Lawrence of Arabia" Screenplay Deconstructed Using Vladimir Propp's Narratemes Story Structure.

Lethal Weapon: Meet Martin Riggs

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable "Movie Moment" from Lethal Weapon.

Little Red Riding Hood - Learning to Write Better Characters from Fairytales

How to write better characters by learning from fairytale stories like Little Red Riding Hood.

Network: Hell In The Boardroom

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Sidney Lumet's Network

Nightcrawler: Hungry Coyote

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects this powerful scene from Nightcrawler.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: I Think We Can Help Him

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal "Movie Moment" from Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Pitching Your Script - Questions Every Producer Has About Your Screenplay

Writer, producer and author Hal Croasmun helps you make the right pitch.

Porco Rosso: Pig Or Prince?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this poignant scene from Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature Porco Rosso.

Screenplay Structure in Four Easy Pieces

writer and script consultant Jengo Robinson breaks down the structure of film.

Screenplay Structure: Building Your Story From the Ground Up

Screenwriter and author Robert Gregory Browne helps lay the foundations for a structurally sound screenplay.

Screenplay Unity: What It Is & Why You Need It

Screenwriter & Screenplay Analyst Jeff Swanson discusses the need to understand the central designing principle of your script.

Screenwriters Need Time To Fail And Write Badly...

Screenwriter Mark Sanderson offers some excellent advice both for newbies starting out in the script writing "game" and old hats who may just need a little perspective.

Screenwriting Myths & Facts: Part 6

Steve Kaire's sixth installment of screenwriting myths and facts.

Screenwriting Myths & Facts: Part 7

Steve Kaire's seventh installment of screenwriting myths and facts.

Screenwriting Structure Series Part 11: The Inciting Incident Part 1

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses the first act's inciting incident.

Screenwriting Structure Series Part 9: Your First Ten Pages & The Hook

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses the hook of your first ten pages.

Script Rewrites: How To Find Weaknesses In Your Script

Don Bledsoe, Founder of ScriptNurse, gives practcal advice on how to get the most out of your screenplay.

Scriptwriting For Beginners: Learning The Basics Of Screenwriting

Produced screenwriter Danek S. Kaus shares some insightful tips that every new scriptwriter should consider when working on their first screenplay.

Scriptwriting: How To Write Killer Dialogue

Former Hollywood Lit Manager Michael Ferris offers some great advice on how to make your script POP.

Secrets of the 3-Minute Pitch

Story consultant, author and lecturer Michael Hauge offers some great advice on how to sell your screenplay.

Shaun Of The Dead: Death By Slackers

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects pop culture favorite Shaun of the Dead.

Sicario: Crossing The Threshold

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this tense sequence from Sicario.

Spotlight: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects a scene from 2016 Academy Awards Best Picture winner Spotlight.

Story Planning & How To Step Outline A Screenplay

Learn how to plan your movie story by creating a step outline and reading movie breakdowns of successfull Hollywood scripts.

Swimming With Sharks: Sweet Talk

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great scene from Swimming With Sharks.

The 4 Rules of Comedy Writing For Screenwriters

How to write a funny screenplay by following the simple rules of comedy.

The 7 Mistakes Rookie Screenwriters Make

Producer, author and creator of the Raindance Film Festival Elliot Grove offers some great advice for newbie scriptwriters.

The Big 7 Differences Between Writing Novels & Screenplays

Former Hollywood Lit Manager Michael Ferris explains the key differences between writing novels and screenplays.

The Bourne Identity: Mystery, Suspense, Surprise

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from The Bourne Identity.

The Creative Business of Screenwriting

Marilyn offers advice on how to treat your writing career like a business.

The Hero's Journey - Mythic Structure of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth

How to structure your story with Movie Outline script writing software following the mythic structure template of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey Monomyth.

The Hollywood Film Festival: A Screenwriter’s Guide To Networking, Self-Marketing & Boosting Your Career

Produced screenwriter and ScriptTips Editor Dan Bronzite reviews the 2013 Hollywood Film Festival and explains how screenwriters can benefit from such events.

The Life Of Brian: I'm Brian And So Is My Wife!

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this hilarious "Movie Moment" from the British classic The Life of Brian.

The Newsroom: Enough?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this compelling moment from the HBO series The Newsroom.

The Parallax View: Kuleshov On Steroids

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects a powerful cinematic sequence from Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View

The Right Hook: How To Secure Literary Representation With Your Best Logline & Pitch

Producer Marvin V. Acuna explains how important it is to get your logline and pitch right when seeking literary representation.

The Third Act: Make Me Climax & Leave Me Satisfied

A fun take on the parallels between sex and writing your third act.

The Third Man: Shadow In The Shadow

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this iconic "Movie Moment" from Carol Reed's classic The Third Man.

The Wire: Officer Down

Script Consultant Karel Segers highlights this tense sequence from hit show The Wire.

Three Important Things to Know When Writing a Screenplay

Marilyn discusses the differences between writing novels and for the Big Screen.

Three Simple Techniques To Assess Your Screenplay’s Marketability

Marilyn offers some sage advice on how to assess and improve your screenplay's marketability.

Three Tricks To Help You Rewrite Your Screenplay Fast

Marilyn gives some practical advice about how to tackle a rewrite.

Tintin: The Adventures of Snowy

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this exciting "Movie moment" from Tintin.

Touch of Evil: Some Kind Of Man

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this scene from Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.

Tracking Story Thru-Lines: The Secret To Successful Rewrites

Award-winning writer and story consultant Catherine Ann Jones offers an insight into rewriting your screenplay.

Transformational Character Arcs: Part 8 - Theme

The Unknown Screenwriter discusses character and theme.

Under The Skin: Beach Fun

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this disturbing scene from Under The Skin.

Use Storytelling to Create Depth and Subtext in Your Screenplay

Marilyn offers some great advice on how to develop characters and create depth and subtext in your screenplay.

Using Personal Experience To Write Better Stories

Marilyn offers advice on how to use personal experience to improve your screenplay.

Wall-E: Sex At Sixty

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "movie moment" from Disney's Wall-E.

What Bad Science Fiction Can Teach Us About Writing Screenplay Description

Screenwriter Chip Street offers some great advice on how less is more when it comes to writing screenplay description.

Whiplash: What's Your Major Malfunction?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful and disturbing scene from Whiplash.

Writing Good Log Lines

Author, screenwriter and story consultant Dr. Stan Williams offers some great screenwriting tips for constructing powerful and succinct story descriptions.

Writing Screenplay Description With Your Own Personal Style & Voice

Screenwriter Chip Street offers some great advice on how to find your own voice when writing screenplays.

Writing The Third Act: Resolving Your Plot With The Climax

Dana Dorrity, assistant Professor of Communications and Media Arts at Dutchess Community College, gives some great advice on how to create a satisfying ending.

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