The Script Coverage Buyer’s Guide

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

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Script coverage, in a nutshell, is really just a short document that offers an opinion on a screenplay. When script coverage is good, it offers helpful suggestions and pulls no punches with its critique, and the writer or filmmaker receiving … Read More

Screenwriter Networking – The Basic Do’s and Don’t’s

Screenplay Reader JBLast updated: Screenwriting

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Screenwriter networking is absolutely essential to any screenwriter’s career. People knowing people, referring people, befriending people — without any exaggeration, this is how films and television get made in the film industry. Once more for emphasis: meeting and working with film and … Read More

Five Ways to Write Better Female Characters

Screenplay Reader JBLast updated: Screenwriting

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Writing female characters seems to be a difficult thing to do for most screenwriters and tv writers. Bad female characters seem to be the rule rather than the exception. But there are writers working hard to change this paradigm, by … Read More

What Playing D&D Can Teach Screenwriters

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

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Screenwriting and Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). What possibly could a roleplaying game have in common with the century-old art and craft of writing a screenplay for film or television? What on Middle Earth could these two worlds have in common? Believe … Read More