Why Writing For Movies is Officially Dead

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

pixels movie billboard

As I look on the works of Hollywood, (ye mighty and despair), I can’t help but weep, and I can’t help but laugh. Because from where I sit at my ergonomic standing desk, screenwriting appears to be simultaneously dying, yet … Read More

How screenwriters can win arguments with producers

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

Screenwriter and producer as gladiators

With all screenwriters, it happens sooner or later. Eventually, we all get into fights with producers. Creative, financial, it doesn’t matter – if you’re writing screenplays, and you’re at all successful in getting one of your scripts into any sort … Read More

A Writer’s Guide to Working With Independent Producers

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

Screenwriters in the producer trailer

Here are the Screenplay Readers Top 6 most important things for us screenwriters to remember when “getting into bed” with any indie producer. And by the way, some of the rules may even apply to studio producers in some instances, so it’s good to keep all of these in your toolbox when considering any deal for your screenwriting services.

Set Etiquette for Screenwriters

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

What screenwriters should and shouldn't do while on a film set

If you’re lucky/skilled/badass enough to have one of your screenplays optioned/bought and kicked into production, and if they’ve invited you to be a part of the experience of filming it, you might want to keep in mind, matey, the fact that thar be only a few things an on-set screenwriter is expected to actually, well, do.