Richard Walter: The Business of Film and TV Writing

Screenwriter Richard Walter shares business and film strategies, news, and success stories. His students have written more than 10 projects for Steven Spielberg, plus blockbusters and indie productions, including Milk and Sideways. A storytelling guru, movie industry expert and chair of UCLA’s graduate program in screenwriting, Walter knows everyone in the business -– and all the side businesses.Read More

How to Use Unconventional Industry Contacts to Launch Your Screenwriting Career

There’s a common misconception among new or ‘unrepresented’ screenwriters that only agents, managers, and producers can open Hollywood’s gates, and that without at least one of the three, it’s virtually impossible to sell a script or sidestep Hollywood’s frustrating barriers to entry.Read More

Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Volume 3″ teaser screenplay?

“The Bride shall fight once more…” Quentin Tarantino announced with the release of a 3 page teaser of “Kill Bill Volume 3″ via twitter: “Ya’ll ready to see the first Kill Bill 3 preview?! Say pretty fucking please, with suga on top!” – Quentin Tarantino. He then tweeted the link to the PDF teaser version of Kill Bill 3’s screenplay.Read More

How Oscar Scripts Really Work

Whether a screenplay deserves an Oscar nomination depends on how it reads on the page and plays on the screen. But if you want to learn how Hollywood’s best screenwriters got that way, you have to begin by determining the challenges they faced at the outset of their tasks. Then you can identify, and learn, the techniques they used to meet the challenges.Read More

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