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“What they went through was just incredible. I’d watch for hours as Leo was just laying submerged in an icy river,” says screenwriter Mark L. Smith...

FREE CLASS:  Analysis of THE BOURNE IDENTITY

Learn our exclusive model for writing THRILLER scripts.  

Analysis of Bourne Identity

People often write "nice" characters, but many times, a nice character comes across as bland or superficial or even dull.

For a nice charact...

People love action and they love to laugh. Merge the two and you have a great scene -- maybe even a great screenplay.

Just so you know, I'm...

ScreenwritingU Alum Anthony Buono (ProSeries 52, MSC 5) has been hired to write a TV series pilot and series bible for a producer that will be pitching th

ScreenwritingU Alum Jacob Kamhis  ( ProSeries 38 and MSC 3) has been hired by Producer James Pax of the Beijing production company ASE Co. Ltd.

ScreenwritingU Alum Don Fried (ProSeries 38 ) and Mike Fuhrmann (ProSeries 27) have optioned the German-language ri

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If you’re like most screenwriters, you’re likely confused about subtext. You know you need it in your script. You may be able to recognize it in a professional screenplay.

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What do MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, the TV show LOST, and the show ALIAS have in common?

They were all directed -- and written by -- J.J. Abrams.