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Filmmaker Toolkit: Screenwriting

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    How to Write the Perfect Logline: And Why It's As Important as Your Screenplay

    The log line is an art form of its own. Here's why it's as important as your screenplay.

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    Six Second Screenwriting Advice and Why All Screenwriting Books are a Con

    Back in September, we wrote about Brian Koppelman's six second screenwriting tips on Vine (he just posted tip #122). Here he follows up on his #1 tip, which is that "All screenwriting books are bullshit, all. Watch movies, read screenplays. Let them be your guide."

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide for Screenwriters

    We know it already: Everyone's got a script. But does everyone have a good script? Check out these tips to honing your script into something worth making, and best of luck getting your words onto the big screen!

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    Sundance Reveals the 12 Projects Selected for 2014 Feature Screenwriters Lab

    Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its next prestigious Screenwriters Lab, which takes place Jan. 10-15 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The annual workshops give selected films a leg up in the independent film community in terms of financing and representation and make them likely candi...

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    2013 Black List Announced: Features Annual List of Hollywood's Most Popular Unproduced Screenplays

    The Black List, the online community which grew out of an annual industry survey about favorite unproduced screenplays, released its 2013 list on Twitter today.

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    Watch: Steve Coogan, Tracy Letts, Richard Linklater and Other Screenwriters Talk About The Writing Process

    Variety recently hosted a roundtable discussion featuring some of the biggest names in screenwriting of 2013, including Steve Coogan ("Philomena"), Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight"), Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks"), John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave"), Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips"), and Tracy Le...

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    Free Ebook: Pixar Storyteller and Filmmaker Elaborates on Pixar's 22 Rules of Story

    After Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling in 2011, quite a few people have riffed off of those rules. In the case of Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, a Pixar employee of twelve years, he's decided to elaborate on them.

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    Attention Aspiring Screenwriters: How to Get Noticed By Top Industry Executives and Talent Representatives

    ScreenCraft has announced its first annual 2013 Screenwriting Fellowship contest presented by media pre-production and screenwriting software Celtx.

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    Get Screenwriting Tips From Tony Gilroy, Susannah Grant, David S. Goyer and More in BAFTA's "How I Write" Video Series

    In an effort to inspire and equip aspiring screenwriters with the tricks of the trade, BAFTA has created a series of videos entitled "How I Write," featuring established Hollywood screenwriters like Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan and Richard Curtis.

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    How Screenwriters Can Hand Actors a Script They Can Sink Their Teeth Into

    It took me several years, two feature films, and a number of shorts before I truly came to a better understanding of how actors work. Like a lot of filmmakers, I have control freak tendencies, so I was convinced for a long time that my cast was just there to channel my ideas and characters.

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