Music Cues In Your Screenplay?

Music Cues In Your Screenplay?

Conventional wisdom says don’t. But this same wisdom also tells you never to direct in your script, nor telegraph what a character is feeling, etc. I respectfully disagree with this. George Lucas wrote American Graffiti around soundtrack cues. Tarantino often cites...
Bad Words

Bad Words

Bad words. Not the Jason Bateman movie (You guys saw that one, right? …just me?) I’m talking about those bad words that you put in your script that makes an amazing concept turn into a BLAH execution. They’re sneaky and destructive. These bad words separate a novice...
The Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship

The Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship

What happens after you win a screenwriting contest? For far too many writers, not a whole lot. Winners and finalists of the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest have a very good track record for success, but the company wanted to do more to empower the winners...