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How To Introduce A Character In A Screenplay

Sun, 5 Feb 2006 23:34:59 -0500

To begin writing about characters in your screenplay, you must understand them very well so that you can select the important characteristics that describe them best.

To determine how to introduce the main characters in your script, it's important to first write a detailed biography for each of them. This biography should include physical, psychological, and historical details. Read more...

How To Write A Screenplay About Factual Events

Sun, 5 Feb 2006 23:35:01 -0500

Writing about factual events is both appealing and challenging for screenwriters. Many films have been promoted with the tag line, "based on fact."

Oliver Stone based the script for his film, JFK, on two non-fiction books: Jim Garrison's On The Trail Of The Assassins and Jim Marrs's Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. Read more...

How To Format Flashbacks In A Screenplay

Sun, 5 Feb 2006 23:35:04 -0500

The purpose of flashbacks in a screenplay is to give the audience information that is needed to move the story forward and to clarify the actions of the characters. They should only be used when absolutely necessary. Read more...

How To Sell Your Screenplay: An Interview With Film Insider Laurie Scheer

Sun, 5 Feb 2006 23:35:07 -0500

Laurie Scheer is a professional script consultant who has worked as a high-level development executive and producer for companies such as Viacom and Showtime, as well as for leading actresses like Meg Ryan.

Laurie knows what producers are looking for and how to pitch screenplays to them. She's a true Hollywood insider who has worked in high-level positions involving the production of network TV and cable TV films, and feature films. She has supervised the development process that brings a script to the screen. Read more...

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