Top 12 Women Screenwriters From Film History

Top 12 Women Screenwriters From Film History

Women screenwriters are woefully underrepresented in screenwriting.  It’s therefore important to note the incredibly talented women who have made major contributions and led the way in the history of filmmaking. Think about it critically for a moment: can you name any top female screenwriters of the 20th century?  Most people can’t—and what an injustice that…

Eric Edson Provides Screenwriting Tips On Film Courage

Eric Edson Provides Screenwriting Tips On Film Courage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2nd, 2017, Los Angeles, CA: Eric Edson, author of the highly-acclaimed THE STORY SOLUTION: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, has completed a series of video interviews with the YouTube channel Film Courage that offer screenwriting tips for the online screenwriting community, Film Courage. In these interviews Eric provides aspiring screenplay writers some insights, inspiration and direction to help them develop…

Eric Edson Presents: The Scariest Ghost Movies of All Time

Eric Edson Presents: The Scariest Ghost Movies of All Time

  At Halloween our thoughts turn to ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and all things frightening. Aspiring screenplay writers know that movie genres vary considerably, but spine-tingling ghost movies are one of the most entertaining areas to explore. If you are writing a movie script about a ghost story, you can take advantage of Halloween’s charged atmosphere…

Final Draft Writing Software Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Service

Final Draft Writing Software Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Service

The art of writing a screenplay can be challenging.  The aspiring screenplay writer must overcome the stress of staring at a blank screen while waiting for ideas to strike, then grapple with characters, storylines, and dialogue to create a script that will hopefully catch the attention of Hollywood producers and resonate with viewing audiences.  Then excitement builds at last…

Don’t Summarize!

Don’t Summarize!

Below is a great article written by Michael Hauge. Don’t Summarize! A common weakness among all storytellers – screenwriters and novelists as well as marketers and presenters – is the tendency to summarize. When you write or tell a story, you are creating a movie in the mind of your readers or audiences. As they…

How Irish-American Movies Continue to Engage Audiences

How Irish-American Movies Continue to Engage Audiences

This is the time of year we celebrate Irish art: the literature, poetry and plays by celebrated writers such as W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett, as well as the Irish contributions to film and screenwriting. For a small country, the Irish are incredibly well-traveled and have a…

Scare Up Some Frightfully Good Movie Scripts with These Halloween Scriptwriting Ideas

Scare Up Some Frightfully Good Movie Scripts with These Halloween Scriptwriting Ideas

Dear Friends, Halloween is a funny and a frightening time of year. It is one holiday where there is no need to obsess about entertainment options or gift-giving demands. We can choose to enjoy a good scare, or simply participate in the fun of trick-or-treating. If you are writing a movie script, you can learn…

7 Scriptwriting Mistakes That Stop Scripts Cold

7 Scriptwriting Mistakes That Stop Scripts Cold

All scripters face many challenges in writing a screenplay… such as fleshing an idea out into a complete story, then creating fascinating characters that we as writers (and our audience!) will want to spend time with. But every committed screenplay writer with a good idea and a storytelling knack can create a knockout salable script…