Mark Sevi

That Scene In Your Screenplay Sucks

That Scene In Your Screenplay Sucks

The number one failure for most non-pro screenwriters (and for some pro writers) is as fundamental as FADE IN: It’s the scene.  Flabby, flaccid, forgettable, feckless… yeah a lot of F-words – because most screenwriters just deliver either a clichéd presentation or do only one thing in a scene and then move on. Your screenwriting needs […]

 Angela Bourassa

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

For me – and I think for many writers – the most intimidating part of the writing process is typing the first words of the first draft of a new film or TV script. It’s terrifying. I will procrastinate at that point of the writing process longer and with more steadfast dedication than at any […]

 Mark Sevi

Have You Wondered Why Your Screenplay Was Rejected?

Have You Wondered Why Your Screenplay Was Rejected?

The big thumbs down or PASS is a heart-wrenching experience of every screenwriter. Get used to it. Sometimes you hear back from a production company with a polite “not for us” message. Most times, you don’t hear back at all. When writers enter their screenplays into screenwriting contests, they often feel their entry has entered […]