Screenwriting

From structure to content to representation to industry trends, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on the craft and business of screenwriting

Jai Jackson
Received STAGE 32's coverage on my short

Hey guys, update: I got my script back and go a "consider" on writer and project and very helpful notes for my short. If anyone would like to read it, I can shoot you an email. But I will say it is good to have such a unique service for short form writing.

Robert Graham Jr.

I would love to read it. help@inbedduringcovidllc.com

https://amzn.to/3Q2EubG

Maurice Vaughan

Congrats on getting the double consider, Jai Jackson!

Jason Mirch
Netflix and Stage 32 in the same webinar? What is this, a cross-over episode?!

If you get Netflix , you got the reference. Making sure everyone saw the huge news that just dropped. Stage 32 and Netflix have partnered for a FREE exclusive television pitch workshop this Thursday. Check it out and make sure you register: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Stage-32-%20-Netflix-Present-T...

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Martha Caprarotta

Registered and ready! Thanks, Stage 32!

Elizabeth Betsy Olim

Registered

Ivan la la Fuente

Hi!! thks for the welcome! I did not have the chance to watc this webinar: Netflix Present: Television Pitch Workshop. I am very interested on watch it, how ever is not avalilable any more, it says "o...

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Viquii Johannesson (Vicki Johnson)

Where is this opportunity for a Netflix Pitch Deck Workshop. Is it legit?

Doug Nelson

Vicki - I think you're a little late on this 2 year old post.

Jacob N. Stuart
PAGE ARCHITECTURE; often ignored, but SO important...

The way the words are presented on the page are every bit as important as the economy of words used.

Read here: https://www.screenwritingstaffing.com/post/page-architecture...

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PAGE ARCHITECTURE
PAGE ARCHITECTURE
The way the words are presented on the page are every bit as important as the economy of words used. This isn't about format - it's about creating an engaging read for the audience and that audience,…
Maurice Vaughan

Really insightful read, Jacob N. Stuart.Thanks.

Jim Boston

Jacob, I just got through reading that...and I can't wait to get back to my older scripts to see about tightening dialog.

Thanks for posting...and all the VERY BEST to you!

Doug Nelson

It's all true - there's nothing new there. Every creative writer already knows & breaths this stuff on a day to day basis. Newbie writers; pay attention!

Ewan Dunbar

Good article. It’s great when writers use all the tools at their disposal to creatively craft a screenplay.

Maeve ThunderChild
Pitch Practice link

Haven't gotten the link in the email. Does anyone have it?

Robert Graham Jr.

Pitch Practice link? where do you get that sent from?

https://amzn.to/3Q2EubG

Joshua Young

Do you mean the one for the Sam Sokolow 'How to Develop, Pitch etc..." ? I haven't gotten that either. I've emailed Support twice in the past 40minutes and no one is responding. Their social media per...

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Maeve ThunderChild

Robert Graham Jr. & Joshua Young - Pitch Practice is a weekly class on Thursday evenings in the U.S. The link was merely late in arriving in my email....

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Rosemond Perdue
Starting Saturday Aug 6th- How to Break Story and Pitch Your Showrunner in a Mock TV Writer's Room

Only a few spots left so don't miss this opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a real writer's room from a writer on Castle, Blindspot and more.

Over the course of this intimate four-week workshop, Kate will delve into the craft of the network procedural hour drama and then lead the class...

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Kevin Felix
Written pitch success!

After a successfully written pitch, my screenplay was requested by Alexia Melocchi with Little Studio Films, which proceeded with an exciting phone call about my screenplays prospects and future development with me attached as a screenwriter. Never give up!  NEVER

Kevin Felix

Charge you mean to make me pay something, no

Kevin Felix

your script should already be developed, script changes happen all the time during the development process but you should already have a well-developed story,plot ec. Im a conceptual writer so I usual...

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Vikki Harris

Congratulations!

Ilan Breil

That's awesome news! Giving up is not an option. The breathing and beating heart of your work and it's dependency is all about your strive and drive to never give up.

Alexander Benra

"Tu Felix" as they say in Latin, meaning: You lucky one!

Roberta M Roy
How does one structure a pilot?

As I struggle with writing and rewriting the pilot to my Jolt Survival Series, I was wondering if any of you could offer an opinion on whether the pilot would better serve the series if it were to highlight the various directions of the events in the series or if it would better serve the series if it were simply a well developed episode.

Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Roberta M Roy. I'm sure you'll be able to write a well-developed, enjoyable pilot.

Emily J

I think it depends on the show! For sure you want an episode that stands on its own, but breadcrumbs for future reveals is fun, and it’s good to include elements that will repeat. I write half hours t...

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Roberta M Roy

Well stated, Emily! :Like your perspective.

Debbie Croysdale

A pilot should have memorable characters no matter the genre who face a crucible where we need give a damn what happens next. Does not need be a “Life” changer question as in will they save the world?...

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Roberta M Roy

Rewrite completed and available on my wall. Now four acts and with a somewhat more cohesive story.

Jed Power
Short scripts

IS THERE ANYWHERE HERE OR ELSEWHERE THAT YOU CAN POST SHORT SCRIPTS?

Doug Nelson

Jed - that's all I write nowadays, It's all I read and it's all I produce. I'm sure someone here on S32 can explain how to post 'em on your home page. There are several other sites out there. Where do you want to go with 'em?

Manuele Bonafede

Follow the guidelines and be patient!

B A Mason

You left the Caps lock on.

Jed Power

In would like them to br produced The series of shots are based on 2 characters in my 8 novel Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH Crime Series.

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Maurice Vaughan

You can post your short scripts in the logline section of your Stage 32 page, Jed Power. You can also post them on Script Revolution. www.scriptrevolution.com...

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Billy Kwack

I had that problem

Maurice Vaughan

Finding small periods of time to write (even a few sentences or pages at a time) can help.

Eon C. Rambally

Great Topic! We all encounter the same circumstances, regardless of goals and dreams. Making notes, voice recordings, etc. is just like reminding yourself of good or great aspirations, in spite of busy schedules. Just in this instance with "enhancements".

Maurice Vaughan

That's a great idea, Eon C. Rambally. "Making notes, voice recordings, etc." A writer might not have time to write at the moment, but they can make notes and recordings, then go back and write from th...

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Eon C. Rambally

You’re most welcome Maurice Vaughan! Again great blog by stage32. Attesting to past experience and looking to the future! Scripts, Feature films, Network enhancements, all in efforts. Best!

Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy
Activities? Lay them on me!

I've been writing like crazy and pitching my wares in between. I've also spent several hours assisting someone *punch up" their teleplay. What have you been doing to create more content and get your work out there? Please share successes and failures and what's been working for you. Remember, helpin...

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Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy

Naithan is a hustler and he gets it done.

Maurice Vaughan

Great to see you again, Naithan. Congrats to you and your team on the work and success! You all have been BUSY.

Naithan Hilaire

Phil - I hustle and you get it done, lol.

Maurice - Likewise. It truly is a team effort.

Dan Guardino

Phillip. Congrats on your new project.

Phillip "Uncle Phil" Hardy

Dan G: Thank you!

Sam Sokolow
Excited for my new class tomorrow

I’m excited and honored to be starting my class tomorrow on developing, packaging and selling TV limited series. Please join me if this topic interests you. Here’s a link if you want to check it out: https://www.stage32.com/classes/How-To-Develop-Package-Pitch-and-Sell-Yo......

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Rosemond Perdue
Starting Friday August 5: Stage 32 Screenwriting Lab: Write Your 1 Hour Pilot for A Major Streamer in 10 Weeks

Don't miss the opportunity to write your one hour pilot in this intensive lab with literary manager, Charlie Osowik. Over ten weeks, you'll craft your one hour pilot using outlines, guidance, and one on one coaching to get your TV series ready for a global streaming service.

Find the link below:

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