10 Anti-Screenwriting Tips for Beginners

The screenwriting process is long, grueling, tiring and brutal...but addictive and fun. It's a long game of story, characters, action, upsets and dysfunction. But where do you start? Once you touch pen to paper, where do you go? Here are 10 tips for starting that first screenplay. Some are more...
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10 Tips on Making Your Characters More Active

One of the fundamental principles that's hammered over the heads of new or experienced screenwriters is to make your characters active. Pretty much a huge "duh," right It seems like a simple enough concept to grasp and yet thirty or so pages into reading someone’s script, you start thinking “Could...
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The Top 10 Superhero Movies

Comic books. Radio serials. TV shows. None of them quite do our favorite superheroes justice the way the big screen does. These ten films brought our heroes to us the way we were meant to enjoy them: in eye-popping, larger-than-life action. Editor's Note: Want more from Terris? Follow him HERE.
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The 40 Greatest Screenplays Ever Written: Part II

Hitchcock famously said, “To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script and the script!” And he’s right. Too often, the screenplay is regarded merely as the blueprint for a film, but in reality it is the superstructure: its basis, and its most enduring feature. Think...
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