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When pitching a script by way of submission query, a synopsis can help a reader decide whether to read your script. This article is written by Jared Wynn, who oversees producer membership on InkTip. Jerrol recently asked me to write a synopsis for him, and instead of boring you with the actual conversation, I’ll entertain you with how I imagine it might have gone...   Read More
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Out of all of the departments I worked in at InkTip, I spent the most years working in our producers department. This meant I discussed with them which scripts listings on InkTip they found effective – in other words, which attracted them the most and potentially led to being optioned – and noted what some of those writers did to create that effect. While some writers used different strategies, what most consistently did to make their script listings shine brightest became clear.   Read More
A screenplay consists of seven basic elements. What do you do with these elements? Answer: You put them together into what is known in the industry as a LOGLINE.   Read More
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The biggest movie from perhaps the most popular director in Hollywood today. Here are five techniques that Christopher Nolan uses to great success in Interstellar.   Read More
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CAN WRITERS SELL THEIR OWN TV SERIES? Writers? NO. Writers who are reading this article…YES! And I’ll tell you how, if you go with me on this for a few minutes.   Read More
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When an InkTip-approved producer starts to read your script, you’ve already piqued their interest with your dynamic logline and hooked them with your compelling synopsis and intriguing résumé, but now you need to reel them in with precise execution on the page, and that begins with a great opening sequence. Nowhere is this more important than on television where every season a new batch of pilots contend for an audience.   Read More
We asked six producers from various backgrounds to share their insights on development, finance, distribution, what they love to hear on the job, and more.   Read More
We reveal bios of the 6 producers who participated in our initial installment of the Rundown: Producers Weigh in on International Markets, Crowdfunding and More   Read More
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One question I see a lot here at InkTip is: What can I do to raise the effectiveness of my pitches through the weekly newsletter?   Read More
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I’ve lost count of the number of loglines I’ve read but it’s in the thousands. I don’t just read them. I see which ones work and which ones don’t. The logline is the master key that will help unlock doors for writers...   Read More
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