Five Lessons Writers Can Learn From “Ray Donovan”

Five Lessons Writers Can Learn From “Ray Donovan”

For five seasons, Ray Donovan has been one of the highest rated series on Showtime. Created by Ann Biderman, a screenwriter whose credits include Copycat (1995), Primal Fear (1996), and Public Enemies (2009), Ray Donovan is a crime-drama series focused on a Hollywood...
Tech Tips: How to Customize Element Settings

Tech Tips: How to Customize Element Settings

If you need to change how a particular paragraph type (i.e. Scene Heading, Dialogue, Action. Etc.) looks, Final Draft makes it easy. The wrong way is to highlight every Scene Heading one by one and set them to underline. Not only will this take a long time, any...
Five Things Screenwriters Can Learn From “IT”

Five Things Screenwriters Can Learn From “IT”

Based on Stephen King’s classic bestseller, IT has broken numerous box-office records and has been praised by critics and fans; many of which have cited the film as one of the best movie adaptations of a King novel. Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary...
Tech Tips: The Final Draft Backup Folder

Tech Tips: The Final Draft Backup Folder

In the event that your master script is damaged, lost, or now contains a lot of content that you don’t want, you may need to roll back to a previous version of the script. If you haven’t kept an archive of successive drafts, Final Draft has. Every time you save or the...