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Filmmaker Toolkit: Screenwriting

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    8 Writing Tips From Screenwriting Masters Larry Gross, Naomi Foner, Henry Bean and Andrea Arnold

    Veteran award-winning screenwriters Henry Bean ("The Believer"), Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Naomi Foner ("Very Good Girls") talked about their craft and tricks of the trade, along with Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold ("Fishtank") yesterday at the Story Creation and the Artis...

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    Six Second Screenplay Tips from Screenwriter Brian Koppelman (on Vine!)

    Screenwriter Brian Koppelman has taken to sharing his screenwriting wisdom in six second tips on Vine.

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    Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

    Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

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    Attention Screenwriters: Why Your Script Needs Suspense, No Matter What the Genre

    Mark Tapio Kines is the author of Screenwriting Fundamentals, an online course on Lynda.com. He has written and directed two features, and is the first filmmaker to ever use crowdfunding to finance his work. Mark can be reached at his production company's site, http://www.cassavafilms.com.

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    How to Develop a Pitch: An Excerpt from 'The Hollywood Pitching Bible'

    Douglas Eboch (who pitched the story "Sweet Home Alabama" is based on) and Ken Aguado (the producer of web cooking show"Yo Cuz: The Italian American Cook") have gathered their tips for people that are eager to pitch their ideas to Hollywood. They've written a book, "The Hollywood Pitching Bible," a...

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    How One Writer Turned a Love for Writing Into an Oscar- and Emmy-Award Winning Career: Exclusive Excerpt from 'Traffic' Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan

    How One Writer Turned a Love for Writing Into an Oscar- and Emmy-Award Winning Career: Exclusive Excerpt from 'Traffic' Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan

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    Outfest Announces 2013 Screenwriting Fellows

    Outfest has announced the 2013 Screenwriting Lab Fellows, with 5 individuals selected for the 11th year of the program: Adam Baran, Rosie Haber, J. Michael Feldman, Pete Mercurio and Julia Dwyer Sullivan. “The fellows selected for the 2013 Outfest Screenwriting Lab have written fresh, exciting LGBT ...

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    Here's How to Write Sci-Fi Scripts: Answering 'What If?,' 'When?' and 'Where?'

    Writing science fiction can be difficult and fun -- creating new worlds, predicting new ways of living -- but how do you know where to start? Robert Grant has written a book, "Writing the Science Fiction Film" to help screenwriters out there.

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    Will You See This Movie: Female Scribe Writes/Directs Facebook Suicide Bromantic Comedy 'Friended to Death'

    Columbia screenwriting grad Sarah Smick is in control for her first feature.  Smick is co-writing, directing, acting and executive producing her debut feature "Friended to Death."

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    Don't Tell Mom How 'Babysitter' Ends: Neil Landau's Tips for a Perfect Conclusion to Your Script

    Neil Landau is co-author of the bestselling 101 Thing I Learned in Film School (Grand Central Publishing, 2010), as well as an established Hollywood screenwriter for film and television. Among his screenwriting credits are the cult teen comedy "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,"

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