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Final Draft WRITER Now Available for iPad!

They said it would never happen. They said it couldn’t be done. And yet… Final

Screenwriting: More Research.

I love research. Maybe it’s a testament to my scientific background or my degrees

The Twitter Conversations — Script Readers (Part 1)

So late the other night, I was just about to head off to my nightly 20

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick

James Erwin, 37, works for a financial services firm in Des Moines, Iowa, writing software

your taste is killer

the audio from this has been zooming around the interwebs lately. it comes from

Ray Bradbury Gives 12 Pieces of Writing Advice to Young Authors (2001)

Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by

Seven Ways Screenwriters Can be More Productive

Do you want to write your screenplay faster but without giving up quality? Here are the

Terry Gilliam: On Ideas, Unlearning & Avoiding Debt

Film director Terry Gilliam has one passion in life: to make movies that truly affect his

Charlie Kaufman: Screenwriter’s Lecture

Click on the screenshot to see Charlie Kaufman, the writer behind “Being John Malkovich”

Found Footage scripts wanted!

hey kids, my friend Aaron emailed this to me the other day so i

Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers

Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers Book review on an insanely entertaining (and ultimately informative)

Riding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenwriting

Riding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenwriting Click the link above for

How Sitcom/Drama/Feature Writers Can Adapt to Reality TV

A writer shooting for a career in film or traditionally scripted television can work

Three authors, three examples of the disruption in publishing

While at the recent Comic-Con convention, I attended a number of panels featuring a

Writers in Hollywood

To the writing of his detective stories RAYMOND CHANDLER brings the experience and the

The Sheer Relentless Misery of Being a Screenwriter

This week’s article has been written for a friend. A screenwriter. Someone I know,

Choosing another road towards Directing

Being part of Emerging Narrative quickly changed my life, but not without my careful

The Modern Movie Making Movement

Attention FILMMAKERS: “In This FREE 100 Page Filmmaking Action Guide, TEN Of The World’s

Screenwriting Tips

In the theatre, they read plays aloud over and over in the process of

How to Write, Act, Direct and Produce -or- How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Blowing Up Myself / Others

What did Lawrence from Office Space say he’d do with a million dollars –

Writing Resources

Writing Resources by Sam Mestman: Ummm… unlike some of the other sections, there isn’t