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Besides Your Screenplay, What Else Do You Need?

Breaking Down the Logline, Synopsis, and Treatment

Besides Your Screenplay, What Else Do You Need?

Your screenplay is your main product, and yes you should think of it as a product because someone is buying it at some point from you. If your screenplay is your main product, how do you go about selling that product? That is how you should think about your Logline, Synopsis, and/or Treatment (I’ll explain why And or Or a little bit later). These items give you a glimpse and ... Continue reading
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Where Are Writers on the Chain of Command?

Where Are Writers on the Chain of Command?

The chain of command of a film is quite similar to a large business or organization. At the top you have the CEO or in this case Executive Producer, usually someone with the money or controlling the money. From there you have Producers which sort of function as COO, chief operating officers. Down the line you have a Director and under that nearly all departments answer to the ... Continue reading
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What is Screenplay Structure?

What is Screenplay Structure?

Screenplay structure is the backbone of any successful film, serving as the blueprint that guides the narrative from start to finish. At its core, screenplay structure organizes the story into a coherent and engaging sequence of events, ensuring that each scene builds upon the last to create a compelling journey for the audience. Among the various structure tools used to understand and ... Continue reading
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The Dialogue Technique All Pro Writers Use

A mother walks into a room and informs her two young daughters that they are going on a playdate with some children they have never met. One daughter replies, “Will they like me?” The second daughter responds, “Will I like them?” While there are many qualities of good dialogue – including realism, essentialized brevity, individualized voices, irony, and wit – implication is one ... Continue reading
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What is a Screenplay Option Agreement and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Screenplay Option Agreement and Why Do You Need One

After you type “The End” on your screenplay you are thrilled to have accomplished your goal of finishing your screenplay. Shortly after that, you wonder what to do with it next. Maybe you are a writer director and you plan on going out and trying to make the screenplay into a film next. Maybe you plan on submitting it to screenwriting competitions. Or maybe you ... Continue reading
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  • Tyler M. Reid

The Two Basic Narrative Structures

Which is Best for Your Story?

The Two Basic Narrative Structures: Which is Best for Your Story?

In Aspects of the Novel, novelist E.M. Forster wrote, “The king died and then the queen died. The king died and then the queen died of grief.” The first sentence describes two events of a story, while the second sentence describes two events of a plot. As many writers and critics have noted, the essential difference between a story and a plot is that the first is a series of chronologically ordered ... Continue reading
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Internship Opportunities
For Screenwriters

Screenwriting Internships

Internship Alert! There are SO many more remote opportunities for film industry internships than ever before. Are you looking for internships this fall? If you can earn college credit, there may be an opportunity here for you. SoCreate is not affiliated with the following internship opportunities. Please direct all questions to the email address provided for each internship listing. Do you want to list an internship opportunity? Comment below with your listing and we'll add it to our page with the next update! Continue reading
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  • Courtney Meznarich

Understanding the Budget of Your Screenplay

Understanding the Budget of Your Screenplay

When you are writing your screenplay, most of the time you are not thinking about what it would cost to make what’s written on paper into a full film. That is okay, your first step as a screenwriter should be to only write a great screenplay. After you have written that first draft, before you dive into polishing the script for its second draft, you should also take the time to understand what it ... Continue reading
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Top 5 Items All Writers Want in a Screenplay Option Agreement

The 5 Items All Writers Want In A Screenplay Option Agreement

When a screenwriter's work gets the interest of a producer, it's the beginning of a potential journey to the big screen. The screenplay option agreement is the document that can carry this dream forward. While these agreements can vary widely, there are five critical items that all writers should look for to ensure their interests are protected and their work is valued. Continue reading
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Create Characters Who Are Believable Individuals

How to Create Characters Who Are Believable Individuals

“All your characters sound the same!” Ever had that note from a producer, exec, writer, or script consultant? Yikes if you have! It’s damning. And it hurts. It means your script is not yet pro or produceable. But this is not the time to feel stupid or to cry. Truth is truth. See this damning script note as good news. You have learned what is holding back your story and storytelling. The question now is: How can this problem be fixed? Continue reading
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