Interview with SKYSCRAPER Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber: How to Structure Your Script with Set Pieces

Interview with SKYSCRAPER Writer/Director Rawson Marshall Thurber: How to Structure Your Script with Set Pieces

The new action/thriller Skyscraper is one giant adrenaline rush. Writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber shared with us the clever way he
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Top 10 Meet Cutes

Top 10 Meet Cutes

If you’ve ever written a romantic comedy, it’s likely you spent weeks coming up with the perfect, embarrassing and hopefully
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First Ten Pages: Zombieland (2009)

First Ten Pages: Zombieland (2009)

Screenplay by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Zomebieland, one of the most universally loved zombie flicks for countless reasons. Perhaps due to
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The Secret to Understanding What High Concept Means in Hollywood

The Secret to Understanding What High Concept Means in Hollywood

Do you know the secret to writing those industry-coveted "High Concept" screenplays and loglines that managers, agents, development executives, and
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How to Nail the Superhero Sequel Structure

How to Nail the Superhero Sequel Structure

The Difficult Second Album. The Sophomore Slump. The Terrible Twos. And finally, the Superhero Sequel. In this article, we’re looking
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3 Unspoken Truths About Writing Great Movie Dialogue

3 Unspoken Truths About Writing Great Movie Dialogue

Many screenwriters have tried and failed to write great movie dialogue that is on par with the likes of Tarantino,
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5 PLOT POINT BREAKDOWNS

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Romancing the Stone (1984)

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Screenplay by: Diane Thomas Breakdown by: Anthony Faust Genre: Action/Romance Runtime: 106 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is…

Five Plot Point Breakdown: The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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Screenplay Genre: Drama/Teen film Movie Time: 104 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Richard (Glenn Kohan) and Emmeline (Elva Josephson) Lestrange are…

Quick Change (1990)

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Screenplay Genre: Crime film/Heist film Movie Time: 89 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Grimm (Bill Murray) is just another balloon-holding clown…

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Three O’Clock High (1987)

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Screenplay by: Richard Christian Matheson Genre: Farce/Teen Film Movie Time: 101 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT There is a new kid…

UPCOMING COMPETITION DEADLINES


Diverse Voices

Next Deadline: August 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: October 15th, 2018

ScreenCraft Shorts Competition

Next Deadline: August 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: August 15th, 2018

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: September 27th, 2018
Final Deadline: November 15th, 2018

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Next Deadline: August 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: October 3rd, 2018

WeScreenplay TV Contest

Next Deadline: July 23rd, 2018
Final Deadline: August 10th, 2018

ScreenCraft Drama Contest

Next Deadline: September 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: September 15th, 2018