Mission: Impossible Fallout – Proper Screenwriting Format?

An excerpt from my script review for Mission: Impossible Fallout which will be available 05/23/22: 5.) Format What is the acceptable format for scripts? Lucky for you there’s no exact structure, just some things that are accepted...

Firestarter (2022) – NOT the remake the Cap’n was hoping for.

Something seemed off with this movie almost from the start. Usually when adapting Stephen King, much like the books, the movies tend to run long. With the runtime being barely 90 minutes,...

After Yang – Creating good tension for characters.

An excerpt from my script review for After Yang which will be available 05/09/22: 3.) Quality of Characters Here is where we’re going to focus most of our attention. What this script did really well...

All the Old Knives – A 3way take!

An excerpt from 3way's script review for All the Old Knives which will be available 05/04/22: I think it is worth mentioning that this draft is from 2014, so quite a while ago....

The Northman – Vikings done right?

I got distracted by reading all the audience reviews for this film. I wondered why it had a score of 2 out of 5. And the reasons are hilarious. I’m not going to...

The Batman – …but is it the BEST Batman?

I’m not entirely sure what DC is doing. Hell, I’m not so sure they know what they’re doing either. They seem to have two separate universes going on at the same time....
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1922 – Enough Mystery?

This makes the third film based on Stephen King’s work I’ve seen this year. Five if you count his shows The Mist and Mr. Mercedes. As for his films, IT, you already...

Unsolicited Queries – Agents, Producers, Managers List

Here's an old list I got from a fellow writer a bit back. Not sure how up to date it is, but please feel free to let us know. Remember, it never...

How to Pitch a Script

Hi all. We stumbled onto a good list of "don'ts" when pitching your script, but a lot of you have asked what you should do. When I initially started out, I read a book...

Write to Reals: Haunt (2019)

Let’s start horror month off early with Haunt, a feature now on VOD and in (a few) theaters that was written and directed by the creators of A Quiet Place and produced by Eli Roth....

1917 – Conflicting Characters?

An excerpt from my script review for 1917 which will be available 01/06/20: 3.) Quality of Characters Before we dive into things for this section, it needs to be stated, I enjoyed this script....

Write to Reals – A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) Stephen Lebowitz: Worth the read?

An excerpt from my script review for A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) which will be available 04/27/18: What Needs Work ...​​​​​​Note - A fun game to play with this script is to...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Dialogue incites Drama

An excerpt from my script review for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which will be available 11/20/17: 4.) Dialogue and Description ANGELA Oh why are you never on my side, Robbie? ROBBIE I’m always on your side when...

Anatomy of a Contained Thriller

After my Buried review I wanted to take a look at what goes into creating suspense in genres similar to the contained thriller. THEN I remember Roy's forum post on "How...

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