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THE ART OF STORY, THE CRAFT OF SCREENWRITING AND MORE

Copying the masters…

I’m often asked by new writers how I learned how to write for film and television. I first learned how to write in journalism school, and then as a working journalist for 10 years or so before I morphed into writing for film and TV. So for me one of the big answers to the question is I learned how write scripts from READING OTHER PEOPLE’S SCRIPTS. Especially produced scripts.

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22 unwritten rules for screenwriters

Ever wonder why movies seem to resemble each other in so many ways? Or why action scenes all seem to be staged by the same choreographer? Or why certain story points keep repeating themselves in film after film? Here are the answers: