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Tips for Aspiring Screenwriters

Updated: Jun 28



This is such a subjective business. What one person loves, another person hates. There is no formula or template for a great story. There is no software out there that will write your script for you. No university guarantees you a career. Read scripts. Lots of them. Especially of movies your friends or family rave about but you have not yet seen. That's your best education. Yes, you can read all the classic scripts but we've already seen those movies. When people talk about "what a great script" they are thinking about the movie. When writers win Oscars for best screenplay, how many members of the academy do you think actually read the script? An executive will not have your movie in his head when he reads your work. Study your craft and you will get their attention.

Here are some free sites to find both film and TV screenplays:

http://www.joblo.com/movie-screenplays-scripts/

http://www.script-o-rama.com/

https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/us-drama/pilot-scripts

http://www.simplyscripts.com/movie-scripts.html


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