How did "PERSON: (action) Speech" become the convention for scriptwriting or dialogue writing, when that's not even how scripts are written professionally? [more inside]
What script is this painted text written in? This feels like an embarrassing sentence to write, but I suspect it's either a Brahmic script or something from Tolkien. (Bonus question: What does it say?)
Simple enough -- how to get work in this line. Examples from real-life cases/people who did it are appreciated. [more inside]
I met a guy who is producing a tv show - he has raised half the money to shoot the pilot and seems to be legitimate. I told him I was a writer and he expressed interest in having me on board as one of the writers for the show. He then asked me if I could turn his treatment (the overall idea of the first episode) into a proper script format. He did not offer to pay for this and it seemed like it was a way of auditioning / interviewing me. More details and my question inside.. [more inside]
Where can I see numbered diagrams for handwriting each Cyrillic letter?
So, I finished the first draft of a TV spec script this week. I checked to see if the show even looks at spec scripts (it does) and I got a bunch of scripts off the show to study the style and length, etc. Now what?* The only writing gigs I've gotten before have either been people coming to me, self-publishing, or people with their own agents bringing me in as part of a package deal. My only experience with the slush pile is cartoon selling (and I've done well there in so far as you can). I don't have representation of my own. After the writing part of writing is done, how does the selling part go - at least for US TV? [more inside]
The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
Software methodologies for writing? [more inside]
I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
Do you live in Philly and have a dog? I could use your help. [more inside]
How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
What is a good screenwriting class in NYC? [more inside]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
Please explain a few bits of television script convention to me. [more inside]
How does one find work as a script reader in Hollywood? What are other bottom-rung industry jobs for writers? [more inside]
How does one, in scriptwriting, correctly describe sequences in which a movie is shown (at length)? In other words - a movie inside of a movie.
What popular movies were conceived of and/or written by the screenwriter when he or she were still in high school? [more inside]
Does anyone know what blog script/cms sites like thelastboss.com & wwtdd.com & filmdrunk.com use?