Final Draft Blog
All the tips, tricks and information you need to inspire your writing!
Read interviews with the pros, catch up with industry news, and listen to the Final Draft Insider View Podcast.
Film School Spotlight: Paul Chitlik on the Loyola Marymount University Student Experience
With alumni credited for works ranging from L.A. Confidential to Criminal Minds to the One Day at a Time reboot, it is no surprise variety is a theme at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Close to Hollywood, approximately ...
Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison
Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...
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 ...
Indie Filmmaker Alexandra Boylan On Taking Control of Your Career
Hollywood is a tough town to make it in—especially if you’re a woman. People from around the world flock to La La Land with the hopes of ‘making it big’ and living out their dreams. But for some, that dream never comes to fruition. That’s why Alexand...
Film School Spotlight: Linda Cogwill on Los Angeles Film School
What do Workaholics, Saturday Night Live’s Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez and Happy! have in common? The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS). Specifically, the school counts Kyle Newacheck, director/co-creator of Workaholics, directing team Matt & Oz,...
Write On with The Hummingbird Project Writer-Director Kim Nguyen
The Hummingbird Project writer-director Kim Nguyen discusses how he avoids getting stuck in creating backstory, his process of screen testing with friends, and how he was able to set the tone for his protagonist in one scene.
'Whiskey Cavalier Writer: This Show is Exactly What TV Needs
For 37-year-old Jameel Saleem, Whiskey Cavalier is the escapism every viewer needs— a mix of action, emotion and humor after a long day soaked in reality.
Save on Screenwriting Software Today!
Screenwriters want to write without worrying about formatting. Final Draft, the industry standard screenwriting software, is the tool the pros rely on. Make sure your script looks professional - save on Final Draft today!