Mark Sevi

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

Back when I was a fledgling screenwriter someone told me if something is important, say it/show it at least three times in a screenplay so the audience has can properly absorb and process it. At the time I thought this was because audiences/readers missed important information, or perhaps forgot if it was only mentioned once. […]

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Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Subtext – n.The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text. An inner world. A place glimpsed peripherally. Overtones. In screenwriting, subtext is implicit (intimated) versus explicit (stated) – a different layer of intention and depth. Using it expands your toolbox allowing you to say many different things without […]

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Getting Your Screenplay Moments Right

Getting Your Screenplay Moments Right

“Moments. Give the audience half a dozen moments they can remember, and they’ll leave the theatre happy.” – Actress Rosalind Russell “I heard you laugh in the right places. I heard you moved in the right places, and that’s all movies are about — moments and if you do them right – sometimes there are […]

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Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie

Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie

Holiday films screened during major holidays are as sure as horror films screening at Halloween. Mark Sevi spoke with mega-producer Carol Baum about how screenwriters can best position themselves to sell their screenplays into this market which consistently looks for this material every year. Hallmark is the biggest producer of these films. According to Carol […]

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What Screenwriters Should Consider When Writing Holiday Films

What Screenwriters Should Consider When Writing Holiday Films

Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributing writer Mark Sevi shares his thoughts on writing the next Christmas (or other holiday) hit. So get cracking! THE WRITE TIME IS NOW When should you write that holiday film? Any time really, but if you’re shooting for Christmas this year, start now.   Sure, we’re all a little burned out with the […]

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