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The 12-Step Screenwriting Course – Part II

The 12-Step Screenwriting Course – Part II

The Write Project gets you started in the screenwriting process by explaining the basics principles of the screenplay. In the seventh part of a 12-part series designed to aid you in writing a...

The 12-Step Screenwriting Course – Part I

The 12-Step Screenwriting Course – Part I

Do you have a story locked up inside you? Writing a screenplay is an extremely rewarding process, but it’s not an easy task. It takes a serious amount of time and dedication to develop a good...

15 Tips on Making Your First Micro-Budget Feature

15 Tips on Making Your First Micro-Budget Feature

Written by Joshua Overbay “As It Is in Heaven” is a feature film directed by Joshua Overbay in Kentucky around a small college film department. Shot in Scope digital video, the film is now available...

Finalists for Africa: 1st Cycle 2020

Finalists for Africa: 1st Cycle 2020

It has never been a more fruitful time to be a storyteller in Africa. An abundance of talent across Africa have submitted their film projects for funding approval to The Write Project since its...

How to Write an Adapted Screenplay

How to Write an Adapted Screenplay

Written by Jason Hellerman from No Film School And the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to…   Have you ever read an article or book and thought “this would make a great movie or...

Provisional Approvals for Africa: 1st Cycle 2020

Provisional Approvals for Africa: 1st Cycle 2020

It has never been a more fruitful time to be a storyteller in Africa. We selected a wide variety of content for the second phase of our submission process, before projects will get green-lighted for...

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Impress a Producer

7 Ways Screenwriters Can Impress a Producer

Written by Joel Eisenberg from ScreenCraft You have worked on your script daily, diligently practicing your craft. Hurray! You have interest from a producer, so you share your script. Time passes....

How to Intercut Scenes in Your Script

How to Intercut Scenes in Your Script

Written by Jason Hellerman from No Film School Intercutting scenes in your screenplay can show a distinct handle on your storytelling abilities and help you save page length. Here's how. Perhaps...

5 Creative Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

5 Creative Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

You’ve got a degree, student loans to pay back and a deep need to make extra money. Starting a monetized website is one way to do that. But writing is not everyone’s strong suit, and good content is...

The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing

The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing

Written by Bianca Goodloe 1. The Dirty. There is no right budget. There is, however, a right budgeting formula. But before getting to this formula, I want you to consider writing an indie film...

Sex! Tips on Writing a Great Love Scene

Sex! Tips on Writing a Great Love Scene

Written by Travis Maiuro from the Script Lab Sex sells, right? And it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change anytime soon. So since sex is going to continue to sell, then it goes without saying...

6 Steps to Choosing Your Next Writing Project

6 Steps to Choosing Your Next Writing Project

Written by Joe Bunting from The Write Practice Choosing what to write next is the most important decision you can make as a writer. If you choose poorly, you’ll finish your piece and realize no one...

How to Write Binge worthy TV Series Pilot Scripts

How to Write Binge worthy TV Series Pilot Scripts

Your 5 steps to writing and pitching TV show ideas & scripts that will captivate and engage TV producers- When screenwriters labor to develop their movie scripts, conjuring “what if’s” and plot...

How to Write a Documentary Script

How to Write a Documentary Script

Written by New York Film Academy Documentaries are fascinating and capture the brilliance of humanity when executed thoroughly. Every director and producer has his or her own routine of writing a...

How To Write & Pitch Loglines That Sell

How To Write & Pitch Loglines That Sell

Written by Scott Manville, Founder from TVWritersVault.com 4 Keys To Craft The Short Pitch That Sells Your Movie Or TV Series Pitch. If there's one thing that can make or break a TV or movie pitch,...

10 Dirty Secrets of Independent Film

10 Dirty Secrets of Independent Film

Written by Elliot Grove from Raindance I’ve been doing Raindance for a long time – and I’ve produced 5 features and about 700 shorts since 1992. I have had my fingers burnt a zillion times. Every...

19 Great Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

19 Great Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

Written by Elliot Grove from Raindance When I wrote this article on how to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas way back in 2015, I had no idea that this would become one of the top pages on our website. I...

Do Readers Really Only Read the First Ten Pages?

Do Readers Really Only Read the First Ten Pages?

Written by Cameron Cubbison from ScreenCraft One of the questions I get asked all the time is “do readers really only read the first ten pages?” In my experience, the short answer is yes. It...

7 Rules for Writing Short Films

7 Rules for Writing Short Films

Written by Stéphanie Joalland from Raindance Writing short films are a great calling card for a writer. Short films aren’t a lesser form of cinematic storytelling. In fact writing them requires the...

4 Easy Steps to Film a Short Documentary

4 Easy Steps to Film a Short Documentary

Are you looking for a way to hone your film-making skills but not sure how to get started or what exactly you should do first or next? Creating short documentaries (something like a local TV news...

6 Essential Traits of a Great Drama Screenplay

6 Essential Traits of a Great Drama Screenplay

Written by Kevin Nelson from ScreenCraft Drama strikes at the heart of what it means to be human. The “drama” genre has evolved from an all-encompassing understanding of performance art into a more...