What is a Synopsis? The Basics for the Screenwriter and Novelist

You finally wrote your screenplay, novel, or academic book. Now what? You want to grab an agent or editor’s attention. How might you do that? Writing a synopsis is an age-old tool to get your project noticed. But what is a synopsis? Is a film synopsis or book synopsis different? Let’s learn the basics so… Continue reading What is a Synopsis? The Basics for the Screenwriter and Novelist

How to Write a Spec Script: The Complete Guide to Writing on Spec

There’s no shortage of “How to Write a Spec Script” posts out there, and they tend to come in two forms. Articles about writing on spec either spotlight “business side” considerations — marketplace demand, how to get your material out there, which contests to enter — or they give guidance on the creative process: how… Continue reading How to Write a Spec Script: The Complete Guide to Writing on Spec

What is Dramatic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

⌂ Types OF IronyVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony Dramatic irony is one of the three main types of irony. Like verbal and situational irony, dramatic irony is an integral element of storytelling. The power a writer or director can yield with a firm grasp of dramatic irony is huge. But what is dramatic irony and how… Continue reading What is Dramatic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples

⌂ Types OF IronyVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony Situational irony is a broad term with near-endless applications. At a fundamental level, every story has some aspect of situational irony – which means that it’s a key component of storytelling. But what is situational irony? We’re going to define situational irony by looking at situational irony examples… Continue reading What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples

Freeform Writing: StudioBinder’s Free Word Processor for Video Creatives

StudioBinder presents our free freeform writing software. Our integrated writing tools help you create and manage necessary documents for your production company while you organize and plan your productions. Seamlessly go from development to physical production — all in one hub. Read on to see why StudioBinder’s Freeform writing features will change production workflows. Oh, wait…… Continue reading Freeform Writing: StudioBinder’s Free Word Processor for Video Creatives

Shrek Script Explained: Download the Entire Shrek Script PDF FREE

A screenwriter will be one step ahead of their competition if they understand what studio executives and producers look for in a script. You already know this, and that’s why you’re here to look at one of the most successful animated film franchises of all time … Shrek. Is it worth taking the time to read the Shrek script? Depends… Continue reading Shrek Script Explained: Download the Entire Shrek Script PDF FREE

TV Character Development [Character Profile Sheet Template] — TV Writing & Development: Ep2

EPISODE 2TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT MASTERCLASSCharacter Development:FREE Character Profile Sheet TemplateA great television show needs great characters. Unlike film, television teases out character development over several seasons. We take you through the basics, and provide a FREE character profile sheet.  SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE ← BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGE WATCH NEXT EPISODE → TV character development:… Continue reading TV Character Development [Character Profile Sheet Template] — TV Writing & Development: Ep2

How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

It’s incredibly hard to make any movie, but a perfect movie? That’s nearly impossible without a great set of script notes. Today we’ll learn how script notes catapulted Back to the Future into theaters and changed history forever. Travel with us as we talk about casting, rewrites, and the development process. Hop in! Where we’re going, we… Continue reading How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

4 Essential Principles for Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

A great antagonist is much more than just a “villain” to challenge your main character. There are many delicate components to creating a great antagonist. From casting to compelling storylines to inspired acting choices. However, it all starts in the script, and is fleshed out in the director’s script analysis.Continue reading 4 Essential Principles for… Continue reading 4 Essential Principles for Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

How to Make Script Changes in StudioBinder

Scripts are constantly evolving. That’s just what they do. New scenes are added and old scenes are deleted throughout pre-production and production.  How do these new changes affect your project?  In StudioBinder, making script changes is easy and your project is kept intact. We’re going to walk through the process of how to make script changes, syncing… Continue reading How to Make Script Changes in StudioBinder

How to Write Script Notes in StudioBinder (with Industry Examples of Script Notes)

Whether you’re writing the first draft or sharing the final draft with your collaborators, taking notes is critical. Keeping these thoughts, suggestions, or inspirations organized can be a difficult task. But we’ve solved the problem. Script Notes is an extremely valuable resource that will help keep your ideas intact and accessible so you can stay productive. We’ve created… Continue reading How to Write Script Notes in StudioBinder (with Industry Examples of Script Notes)