How to Structure and Format Your Television Scripts

How to Structure and Format Your Television Scripts

Whether it is a multi-camera sitcom, single-camera sitcom, or one-hour drama, television scripts (sometimes referred to as teleplays) utilize different
Read More
5 Gripping Examples of the Theremin in Cinema

5 Gripping Examples of the Theremin in Cinema

When we hear the spooky sound of the theremin our mind invariably turns to images that can be found in
Read More
Filmmaker Diary: Making a Micro-budget Feature in 4 Days — Day Three

Filmmaker Diary: Making a Micro-budget Feature in 4 Days — Day Three

I realized I spent way too much time in the first two entries feeling sorry for myself. I didn't mean
Read More
15 Simple Screenplay Rules You Need to Know

15 Simple Screenplay Rules You Need to Know

There are lessons to master about story, structure, and characterization in your screenplays — these fifteen simple but important screenplay
Read More
From Script to Screen: The Princess Bride

From Script to Screen: The Princess Bride

With a classic screenplay by iconic writer William Goldman, 1987’s The Princess Bride is a subtle balancing act of craftsmanship. Classic
Read More
10 TV & Film Moms We Love

10 TV & Film Moms We Love

In honor of Mother's Day, here are our top ten favorite moms from film and television. Mrs. Parker, A Christmas Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4IZ0Flh3MThe
Read More

SCREENWRITING NEWS

5 PLOT POINT BREAKDOWNS

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Romancing the Stone (1984)

| Five Plot Point Breakdowns, Main, Screenwriting 101 | No Comments
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)

| Five Plot Point Breakdowns, Screenwriting 101 | No Comments
Screenplay Genre: Drama/Teen film Movie Time: 104 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Richard (Glenn Kohan) and Emmeline (Elva Josephson) Lestrange are…

Quick Change (1990)

| Five Plot Point Breakdowns, Main | No Comments
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)

| Five Plot Point Breakdowns, Main, Screenwriting 101 | No Comments
Screenplay by: Richard Christian Matheson Genre: Farce/Teen Film Movie Time: 101 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT There is a new kid…

UPCOMING COMPETITION DEADLINES


ScreenCraft Comedy Contest

Next Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Final Deadline: June 1st, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: May 25th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2018

The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: May 31st, 2018

ScreenCraft Shorts Competition

Next Deadline: June 11th, 2018
Final Deadline: August 15th, 2018

ScreenCraft Horror Contest

Next Deadline: June 29th, 2018
Final Deadline: June 29th, 2018

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: June 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2018