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Writing a movie is hard, pitching a movie is hard, financing a movie is hard, and making a movie is hard. After you wrap your production, you might think all your hard work is over – but it ain’t. Get

“Writer’s block is a myth!” . . . said no writer ever. Sometimes, for no reason at all, your creativity just goes on strike. Trying to write feels like squeezing your brain out through your eyeballs, or attempting to make

As an aspiring screenwriter, winning an award for your work is a major step up, showing the world you’re not just another wannabe. Now and again, a win can lead to your script being picked up for production. But more

What are some of the most well-loved characters in cinematic history? On any list, you can be sure to find one created by story powerhouse Pixar. Unless you’re a psychopath or made of stone, it’s impossible to watch a Pixar

When I worked in film and drama development, I was an executioner for a big studio. Writers typed up treatments and sent in their precious babies for my consideration. 90% would go straight in the shredder. It was then my

FADE OUT. You’ve just typed these two magical words at the end of your screenplay weeks, months, even years after starting. Your first draft is ready but, as all writers know, this is just the first hurdle. Next comes the more