The 3 Best Books on Screenplay Writing

The Three Act Structure What is the Three act structure, commonly attributed to Aristotle? Simply put, it means that everything must have a beginning, middle and an end. This is a tautology of sorts, since every type of art must start and end. It applies to life and death, the seasons, day and night, ad […]

Understanding the Screenplay Format and How to use MS Word to write Scripts (Part One)

This article explains the screenplay format and how you can use Microsoft Word or another word processor for script writing.

An Overview of the different Stages of Pre-production (Part One)

A solid pre-production is the key to any successful production. Let’s break down the stages involved in pre-production and explain their importance.

Chapter 2: The Impossible Shooting Script

Now that I had the screenplay in place, and an ending that I thought worked, I was faced with the uncertain challenge of putting it together in a tight shooting script – one that would be purely dictated by the budget and schedule. Most films are budgeted and scheduled after the shooting script is planned […]