Screenwriting 101: What is a Beat?

Screenwriting 101: What is a Beat?

You’ve probably heard “beat” used a different way every time you hear it. Is it used for dramatic pacing, for
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What Screenwriters Can Learn from Academy Award-winner Walter Murch’s Rule of 6

What Screenwriters Can Learn from Academy Award-winner Walter Murch’s Rule of 6

When Academy Award-winning editor and sound designer Walter Murch concedes in his book In The Blink of an Eye that
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How Screenwriting Works

How Screenwriting Works

“To make a great film, you need three things — the script, the script, and the script.” - Alfred HitchcockMovies can’t
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5 Reasons Why Your Twist Ending Doesn’t Work

5 Reasons Why Your Twist Ending Doesn’t Work

How do you perfect the art of writing a mind-blowing twist ending for your screenplay?In movies, the ending is everything.You
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10 Famous Screenwriters from Boston

10 Famous Screenwriters from Boston

Famous Screenwriters is a new series by The Script Lab for the new year, in which our resident cinema historian,
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Stowe Story Labs Is Now on Coverfly

Stowe Story Labs Is Now on Coverfly

We're excited to announce that our screenplay submission platform, Coverfly, has added Stowe Story Labs as a featured partner!Through Coverfly, you will
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SCREENWRITING NEWS

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


Fall Narrative Lab

Next Deadline: March 18th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 29th, 2019

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: March 22nd, 2019
Final Deadline: May 24th, 2019

The Writers Lab

Next Deadline: March 28th, 2019
Final Deadline: March 28th, 2019

ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: May 2nd, 2019

The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2019