15 Best Inciting Incident Examples for Screenwriters and Directors

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The Adapted Screenplay: True Adaptations or Academy Categories?

So what is an adapted screenplay and what are the requirements for an adaptation? It’s obvious by the name that an adapted screenplay is well, adapted from something else, while an original screenplay is just that, originally created. But actually, even if you come up with an original idea, it may end up falling into… Continue reading The Adapted Screenplay: True Adaptations or Academy Categories?

82 Creative Writing Prompts and Writing Exercises for Screenwriters

Creative writing prompts are powerful tools that aid you to become a consistent writer. It’s easy to get inspired once, maybe twice about a project or story that means something to you. But if and when that light dims, or you finally finish that project, what’s next? Writer’s block isn’t much of an avenue. Excuses… Continue reading 82 Creative Writing Prompts and Writing Exercises for Screenwriters

The Usual Suspects Script: Plot, Quotes, and Screenplay PDF Download

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How to Write Dialogue Like Quentin Tarantino — Kill Bill Analysis

Best Tarantino MoviesQT’s Directing StyleQT Directing Tips QT DialogueOnce Upon a Time AnalysisBasterds Breakdown Quentin Tarantino is known for many things as a filmmaker. His films have unpredictable violence and masterfully-crafted scenes. But above all else, Tarantino is known for his dialogue.  It’s not easy holding an audience’s attention for even two minutes, but Tarantino somehow… Continue reading How to Write Dialogue Like Quentin Tarantino — Kill Bill Analysis

Rick and Morty Meeseeks Script: Characters, Quotes, and PDF Download

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Best Book to Film Adaptations in the Last Five Years and What’s Next

Book to movie adaptations are a great source of content for writers and producers. When done well, story lovers can experience their favorite characters on the big screen in new and exciting ways. Great book adaptations revive age-old tales begging to be remembered.Continue reading Best Book to Film Adaptations in the Last Five Years and… Continue reading Best Book to Film Adaptations in the Last Five Years and What’s Next

Teleplay vs Screenplay vs Script: Hacking the Hollywood Lingo

What is the difference between a teleplay, script, and screenplay?  Although some people think these terms are interchangeable, every screenwriter must understand the differences. We’re going to break down how these types of scripts are defined and why it’s important to understand the differences between script, screenplay, and teleplay.Continue reading Teleplay vs Screenplay vs Script: Hacking… Continue reading Teleplay vs Screenplay vs Script: Hacking the Hollywood Lingo

How to Write a Car Chase Scene in a Screenplay [with Examples]

T here’s something about a car chase that captivates an audience.  Maybe it’s the need for speed, or, perhaps it’s the knowledge that at any moment the scene can come to an abrupt end that gets the heart racing. But is it easy to pull off?  Nowadays, sophisticated audiences require more from their action scenes.  Car… Continue reading How to Write a Car Chase Scene in a Screenplay [with Examples]

A Complete Guide To Understanding Script Coverage (Free Template)

Script coverage is an essential part of the development process, but many screenwriters and even some producers are in the dark. If you’re pursuing a job in the entertainment industry, keep reading. This post will guide you through the entire process of script coverage, including how they rate scripts and places for you to find professional… Continue reading A Complete Guide To Understanding Script Coverage (Free Template)

StudioBinder’s Screenwriting Software — From Development through Production

StudioBinder presents the next step in our goal to create a truly holistic approach to pre-production: screenwriting software. Our software guides you through the creation of professionally formatted scripts, the ability to share and collaborate on each draft, and allows you to sync new drafts across your entire project without losing any previous work like… Continue reading StudioBinder’s Screenwriting Software — From Development through Production

12 Secrets to Great Exposition in Screenwriting (w/ Examples)

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What is the Plot of a Story? Plotting Out the Basics with a Quick Definition

Literary jargon like plot and story are often used excessively to describe the same thing. But in this post we’re going to define plot in relation to story, so you can understand the difference. But also, understand how they’re connected. So what is plot in a story? Continue reading What is the Plot of a… Continue reading What is the Plot of a Story? Plotting Out the Basics with a Quick Definition

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

3 Types of Irony Dramatic IronyOpen menu What is Tragic Irony Stages of Dramatic Irony Verbal IronyOpen menu Sarcasm Understatement Overstatement Socratic Irony Situational IronyOpen menu Cosmic Irony Poetic Justice Structural Irony Historical Irony (FREE E-Book) Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide Dramatic irony is one of the three main types of irony. Like verbal and… Continue reading What is Dramatic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples

3 Types of Irony Dramatic IronyOpen menu What is Tragic Irony Stages of Dramatic Irony Verbal IronyOpen menu Sarcasm Understatement Overstatement Socratic Irony Situational IronyOpen menu Cosmic Irony Poetic Justice Structural Irony Historical Irony (FREE E-Book) Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide Situational irony is a broad term with near-endless applications. At a fundamental level, every… Continue reading What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples

How to Copyright a Script and Protect Your Screenplay

EssentialOpen menu What is Creative Commons What is Fair Use What is Public Domain ResourcesOpen menu Creative Commons License Pros and Cons How Copyright Free Music Works How to Copyright a Script How to Find Award-Worthy Script Ideas from The Public Domain Best Public Domain Movies You’ve finished the greatest story ever told. Now how… Continue reading How to Copyright a Script and Protect Your Screenplay