Your Characters Crave Change

Constructing a sound screenplay takes a lot of concentration and there is some multitasking involved. Sometimes we can get so stuck in our plot and formatting mechanics that we put character development to the side; thus the characters acting only as bodies moving around.  Something to keep in mind when...
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From One Page to the Next

Struggling to get from one page to the next? The page you just penned was tight and epic; but you can't find a way to get to the next tight and epic page? Stop. Take a breather. And pause. You are about to write a crap couple of pages that...
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Because Robert Towne Said So

"It made me alive to the fact that the most important thing sometimes is what isn't said - to prepare for moments of revelation that can be read entirely on actors' faces without dialogue." -Robert Towne Mr. Towne (Chinatown) brings up a valid point; one that can be forgotten quite a...
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Screenwriting Has a Timeline. Abide by It.

"I'll try and make some time for it today."  "Today was slammed." "I just don't have time this weekend." Above are just a few examples of the infinite excuses that circle screenwriters like a shark. They mean nothing. They are false. You make your own time. It's not going to...
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