Corey Mandell

10 Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

10 Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis. The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is going to look at it. So how many scripts get a recommend? About two […]

 Jim

The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

Screenwriters, and all creatives for that matter, frequently grapple with the constant and tiring task of – creating. We have all suffered from writers’ block, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or a paucity of good ideas at some point in our careers. Self-flagellation and self-doubt don’t help. They cause stress and anxiety which stifle […]

 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. […]

 Jim

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

Hands up if you’ve ever been stuck on a scene while writing your screenplay. Come on. Be honest. The scene that causes you to sweat profusely and gives you heart palpitations. (If that happens, walk away from your computer for a while). Every screenwriter reading this article should have their hand up. You may not […]

 Jim

5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

Luck is defined as an outcome seemingly attained through chance rather than deliberate actions. Building a sustainable screenwriting career is a tricky business. For most screenwriters, the trajectory is as clear as driving through a snow storm. Every screenwriter knows the importance of honing their craft as well as the importance of knowing the right […]