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Why You Should Play Closer Attention To Your Characters

Why You Should Play Closer Attention To Your Characters

If we asked you what was the most important aspect of your screenplay, your answer should be your characters. Certainly, other factors such as dialogue and plot are critical to your screenwriting, but not as much as textured characters. They are the beating heart of your story. Your audience invests in character more than anything […]

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Delectable Dialogue

10 dialogue tips to hook readers

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Writing The Perfect Horror Screenplay

Writing The Perfect Horror Screenplay

Horror movies were traditionally saved for bulk release during the month of October. Every stripe of horror was fired from the studio cannons and executives crossed their fingers and hoped for the best. Then studio executives discovered there were eleven more months in the year that were being consistently neglected. Although many marquee horror films […]

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“I Want People To Feel A Ton Of Different Ways After Watching This” Dave on ‘Dave’

“I Want People To Feel A Ton Of Different Ways After Watching This” Dave on ‘Dave’

Who’s heard of a white rapper in L.A. who goes by the monicker Lil Dicky? Dave Burd. It’s what you heard. Is that absurd? (Could this be part of Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s attempt at rap?) Together with comedy co-creator Jeff Schaffer (creator of The League and an executive producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld), Burd and […]

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“Vida” Enjoyed Three Glorious Seasons On Starz And Opened The Doors To More LatinX TV Series

“Vida” Enjoyed Three Glorious Seasons On Starz And Opened The Doors To More LatinX TV Series

Tanya Saracho is the showrunner behind the popular LatinX television series, Vida on Starz. Vida is more than a “diverse” TV series capturing the lives of the Latino community in Los Angeles. Adapted from the short story Pour Vida by Richard Villegas Jr. (who also wrote on the show), it is about real people, telling real […]

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