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For many becoming an established screenwriter is a dream job, something you fantasize about at the computer while writing, during Oscar season when nominations are announced, maybe even at your day job while tuning out your co-worker at the coffee station. That dream can become a reality, but not without hard work and goal setting.   Read More
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We're happy to announce that The Eyes will be in theaters around the country this April. Robert chats with InkTip about his journey from the page to the silver screen. Robert's script was discovered on InkTip by producer Robbie Bryan with Good To Be Seen Films. The Eyes is a limited-location thriller starring Nicholas Tuturro (Blue Bloods), Greg Davis, Jr., Ana Isabelle, and Megan West (This Is Us).   Read More
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Why do most of your brilliant ideas happen while you're in the shower? Or when you're about to fall asleep? Or in your dreams...or while you're cooking...or while you're in class (or at the office) daydreaming? There is an answer found in an exciting, emerging area of science.   Read More
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Spending time to sit and think, or to take a walk, seems increasingly difficult in a society that prizes busyness and multi-tasking. In particular, for A-type go-getters, intentionally carving more time to think without doing several things at once can seem like “wasted time.” But there’s a reason other than simply generating more ideas why daydream-type thinking is crucial: it’s the type of ideas that are generated – namely associative thinking.   Read More
Before you get anyone to read your brilliantly executed pilot script, you must first pitch them the idea for the series, and it must be clear, compelling, character-driven, and it must feel like a TV show, not like a movie. Put simply, the first thing you need to do is answer the deceptively simple question, “What is it?”   Read More
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When you read logline after logline, patterns emerge. These patterns reveal clichés based on expressions and idioms hammered into our heads in taglines we’ve seen on movie or show posters, or in voiceovers we've heard in trailers by the late, great Don LaFontaine.   Read More
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InkTip was founded in 2000 before anyone turned to the Internet to find scripts or writers. With over 250 films made from scripts and writers found through the site, InkTip remains the number one place to go online for your next project. Find out what’s to come from InkTip’s innovator, Jerrol LeBaron, in this exclusive interview.   Read More
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Scripted television is exploding. And if you are a screenwriter with experience primarily in the feature-length form, then you would do yourself well to start learning how to write a pilot.   Read More
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The synopsis can vary wildly from writer to writer. Because I’ve seen such a variance as far as length and philosophy in synopses, I must state that the important thing to remember is that the synopsis is not written for the writer but for the reader. Yet many synopses I’ve read seem to ignore the reality of a typical script reader’s workload.   Read More
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Robert McKee’s name is as synonymous with screenwriting as Tony Robbins’ name is for personal development. Educating scores of writers, filmmakers, actors and more since 1984, Mckee has cemented his legacy teaching storytelling both in person and through his tome “Story.” Here, McKee answers some questions, including the ever-present “Should you write what you know?”   Read More
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