Getting into scenes late and leaving scenes early

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

Alfred Hitchcock with a gun saying "Arrive late, leave early, and bore me at your peril."

Getting into a scene late and leaving it early. It can be difficult, even for expert screenwriters. But in Hollywood filmmaking, screenwriting lives or dies depending on how well it can dance on the ever-shrinking stage of audience attention span. … Read More

How to Be A Screenwriter That People Recommend

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

What has two thumbs and no hesitation about your script? This script reader!

Sure, we all know experienced producers, agents, and name talent use screenplay coverage to separate good screenplays from bad ones. But did you know they also use it as a mechanism to keep their eye open for good screenwriters? The … Read More

5 Ways to Seduce a Script Reader

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

Skunk hugging a skunk

In my line of work, script reading, we get paid to read scripts and give notes or write coverage. Which means we have to read every single page of a client’s screenplay. But, as you might imagine, it’s quite a … Read More