Happy Holidays & Insider Tips for Screenwriters!
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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:
“Keep a green tree growing in your heart, and soon a singing bird will surely come.” ~ Ancient Chinese proverb
“Popcorn is the last area of the movie business where good taste is still a concern!” ~ Mike Barfield
SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT:
“I Want to be a Giant”, Image credits: Csilla Zelko
“No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence, in the end, is rewarded.” ~Margaret Mead, anthropologist, 1901-1978
~ SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING ~
By Elizabeth English
Write, prepare, edit, rewrite, and polish your screenplay so it’s absolutely perfect, before you send it out to directors, producers, agents, managers, distributors, actors, film festivals &/or writing competitions, and for potential funding, as well as for others who may have requested your screenplay. Write a unique story, well-told, and you’ll have a better chance to get your screenplay read, optioned, green-lighted & produced as a film!
SCREENWRITERS NEED TO ADDRESS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS: Action, Audience Appeal, Budget, Castibility, Characterizations, Concept, Conflict, Dialogue, Evaluation, Exposition, Flow, Formatting, Genre, Humor, Interest, Locations, Logline, Marketability, Pace, Plot-line, POV, Premise, Principal Characters, Production Values, Relatability, Relationships, Scenes, Story, Story-Arc, Subplots, Syntax, Theme, Title, Transitions, & Visualization.
Write, prepare, edit, rewrite, and polish your screenplay so it’s perfect, before you send it out to directors, producers, agents, managers, distributors, actors, film festivals &/or writing competitions, and for potential funding, as well as for others who may have requested your film or screenplay.
SCREENWRITERS NEED TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:
- Audience Appeal
- Principal Characters
SUGGESTED ARTICLES ON SCREENWRITING AT: https://moondancefilmfestival.com/category/moondance-magazine/.
DON’T WALK! ACTION TIPS FOR SCREENWRITERS:
By Elizabeth English
Writers should always try to avoid using the simple verb, “walk”, whenever possible! Why have your character just walk into a room, or across the road? It tells the reader almost nothing about the character’s current mood, personality, intent, feelings, or how he or she presents him- or herself, or how anyone might perceive or react to seeing the character. Here’s a chance to show the reader & the ultimate film-viewer more about the character, and to set up a sense of who this person is, and what to expect!
A character opens the door and walks in a room. Boring! Common! What if that character crawled in the window, instead? Or boogied in, maybe even stark naked? Or slinked in dressed in a bad-clown costume? A person in cowboy boots walks differently from a person in ballet slippers, or spike heels, or flip-flops, or is barefoot. Children, teenagers, men & women and seniors all move differently, too! Use everything you’ve got to tell the whole story!
Then hurry, dash, run, sprint to the bank with your first screenplay sale money!
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