I stumbled across this great list of random screenwriting tidbits while checking out thedialogueseries.com, a collection of video interviews with major screenwriters. This is good stuff.
This essay should be required reading for anyone who has ever working on a movie set. Mamet gets it. Enjoy:
A closer look at Active Voice vs. Passive Voice:
I always tell you to write in the active voice. “Bob runs,” never “Bob is running.”
Here’s an example from a script my students wrote, in active voice…
A few quick tips you can use today to immediately improve your screenwriting…
A short film is a great way to exercise your filmmaking muscles. They can be made quickly, and if your smart, they can be made on a shoestring budget (or no budget at all!)
A friend asked me recently for some advice for her daughter getting started in acting. Here’s what I told her. (She’s in the Philadelphia area, so a few of the links are local organizations.) Before...
Here are some quick links to some extremely useful pre-production forms you’ll need while prepping your movie.