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5 Great TV Show Cold Opens & Why They Work

A well-written cold open can hook your reader in the first few pages of your script. Here are 5 cold opens to pick some pointers for your own scripts!

The Truth About Writing Music into Your Screenplay

Screenwriters have long been cautioned to avoid writing music into their screenplays. Here's how to make songs in screenplays work!

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6 Ways to Brand Yourself as a Screenwriter

How can you sell people on the idea that your screenwriting voice needs to be heard? Good personal branding will help other people help you!

Is Your Screenplay a Blueprint or a Novel?

If a screenplay is merely a blueprint for a movie, does that mean it can’t still read like a beautifully written novel? Explore the balance!

Managers, Agents, and Execs: A Film Industry Breakdown

Before you set up meetings with film industry insiders, know the difference between them all: how can they help you, and how do they differ?