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The Screenwriter's Coach: Treat Screenwriting Like a Startup Business
My first job out of school was at a tech startup. I was employee #3 and my duties ranged from taking out the trash, ordering lunch, and answering emails on behalf of a robot character, to interviewing CEO candidates and appearing on CNN news. That’s ...
Tech Tips: Opening Files in Final Draft Mobile
With Final Draft Mobile, the ability to write scripts anytime, anywhere has never been easier. If you’ve noticed a new look to Final Draft Mobile, it’s because the app has been updated to make organizing, synching and writing your scripts even easier...
Spec Spotlight: 'This Is Us' Screenwriter Kay Oyegun Sells 'Assisted Living' to Paramount
Witty, charming, laugh-out-loud funny: three ways to describe 31-year-old Kay Oyegun’s feature script, Assisted Living. The comedy, which took Oyegun 10 months, seven different outlines and five drafts to write, sold to Paramount for a high six again...
'Little Woods' Sparks Conversation About Women's Rights, Poverty
“Who do you consider American? What do they look like and where do they live?”
Write On with 'The Highwaymen' Screenwriter John Fusco
Veteran screenwriter John Fusco discusses his journey from dropping out of school for The Blues to obtaining his GED, being accepted to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and eventually winning a screenplay contest that brought him to Los Angeles. Fusco ...
The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Shazam!
DC's latest superhero movie Shazam! opened to healthy numbers at the box office over the weekend, earning $53 million dollars in its first full three days in theaters.
All the Write Movies: 'The Highwaymen'
Everything about Netflix’s latest big-budget feature, The Highwaymen, evokes sensations from the past. Telling the real-life story of former Texas Rangers who were recruited to hunt down notorious Depression-era criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barr...
Tech Tip: Non-Speaking Characters
Non-speaking characters: every script has them, and for good reason. A non-speaking character can be an extra, a background character, or even a character that literally doesn’t speak – maybe their sole purpose is to intimidate others like the re-ani...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 7 Strategies for Beating Writer's Block
“How can I find my words and inspiration again when I’ve been blocked?” There’s some debate in the writing world as to whether or not writer’s block actually exists. I don’t find that conversation useful. If you feel stuck or are unable to write, it’...
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