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How do you get an A-list actor to fall in love with your characters?I spent a year interviewing major actor's production companies to find out what actors need in a screenplay and how to get your script in the door.   From those 32 interviews, we discovered many insights into what it takes to land an
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Hey Producers, If you are looking for a consistent source of High Concept and high quality screenplays, please consider the ScreenwritingU Master Screenwriter Certificate writers.   OUR CREDIBILITY:   Hal Croasmun has done over 700 interviews with producers in L.A..   Also, see over 250 deals our SU Alumni have made.  So, we understand what producers need.  Behind the scenes,
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Part of being a great screenwriter is finding your optimal creative process -- the set of rituals that will have your creativity blossom and your life be happy at the same time.Can you imagine that?As you write each screenplay, you can start identifying what works for you and what doesn't.   Many times, just recognizing a
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QUESTION: When you look at your current script, are you taking each part to its creative limit? Without going overboard, are you entertaining the reader and viewer at the highest level for this story?If not, you probably own a pair of creative handcuffs.The goal of every page, every scene, and every lead character is to
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by Chris SothAs the screenwriters in my mentorship program are finishing up their terrific screenplays, and deep in their third acts, this question often comes up:What end should our villain/antagonist/bad guy come to? Here's a prime example, from A TON of cop movies we've seen, even if no specific title comes to mind:Act Three:  Our Hero
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How dramatic are your lead characters? Four years ago, I gave a lady feedback on her first 3 pages with the agreement that I could use it as an example.  It was a great decision because it uncovered an extremely important principle... ...Your lead characters need to be DESIGNED to create drama!  Before she sent
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InkTip, award-winning website and magazine that matches screenwriters with movie industry decision-makers, has named ScreenwritingU, its #1 choice for screenwriting classes. ScreenwritingU offers professional online screenwriting classes containing information from in-depth interviews with the top 1 percent of Hollywood professionals. Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 2012 ScreenwritingU, an award-winning, Los Angeles-based company that provides the
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"If you’re trying to challenge an audience and make them look at elements in a different way, you've got to give them a familiar context to hang onto. But you have to be very aware that the audience is extremely ruthless in its demand for newness, novelty and freshness."Christopher Nolan - Inception, The Dark Knight, Memento
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 Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2011 ScreenwritingU, an award-winning, Los Angeles-based company that provides the highest quality online screenwriting classes, is pleased to announce an agreement with InkTip, named one of the best websites for moviemakers by MovieMaker Magazine. InkTip will offer ScreenwritingU’s ProSeries graduates special placement of their loglines and synopses on the
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Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2011 – ScreenwritingU, an award-winning, Los Angeles-based company that provides professional online screenwriting classes and assistance with selling a screenplay, is pleased to announce it has licensed Chris Soth’s Mini-Movie Method. With ScreenwritingU’s newsletter subscribers, clients, and social networking sites, the company keeps in regular contact with 100,000 screenwriters, making
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