Mark Sevi

The Story Worlds We Create

The Story Worlds We Create

How would you like to go: …somewhere where the skies are blue the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Way above the chimney tops… That, of course, is excerpted lyrics from the fantastical film The Wizard of Oz. The Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of […]

 Amy Sullivan

6 Types Of Friends Every Screenwriter Needs

6 Types Of Friends Every Screenwriter Needs

Most screenwriters owe their tenacity and determination to the people they surround themselves with. This includes all the industry folks that can either directly or indirectly get your screenplays into the write (sorry, right) hands that can shepherd it into production. Let’s not forget our friends who stand by us as we progress through our […]

 Mark Sevi

10 Keys To Great Screenplay Endings

10 Keys To Great Screenplay Endings

There are two things on the meta level that no screenwriter can get wrong. The first is the beginning of any story, the hook; the second and more important is the ending. I’m talking about the plot ending combined with the thematic (emotional) ending. Ending minutes or pages are the last thing your reader/viewer experiences […]

 Brianne Hogan

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

The aspiring screenwriter’s dream is to quit their nine to five job and write to their heart’s content. However, in a topsy-turvy climate like Hollywood’s, is it ever a good idea to quit your day job? While most realists (practical Debbie Downers, really) might say that’s a bad idea, if you have a will – […]

 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 […]

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