Screenwriting And Social Issues (Part 1): The Bechdel Test

Let’s talk about screenwriting. Let’s talk about gender. “The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It is astonishing the…

Guide To Hollywood Terminology

For you, The Screenwriter’s Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Terminology from Screencraft. Do you know the meaning of…. & (AND), ABOVE THE LINE, AGAINST, BEAT SHEET, BELOW THE LINE, BIDDING WAR, COVERAGE, CREATIVE EXECUTIVE, DEVELOPMENT HELL, ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER, ELEVATOR PITCH, FILM CANON (OR JUST “CANON”), FOUR QUADRANT MOVIE, SCALE, SPEC SCRIPT, STORY CANON, TENT POLE …? Well, you…

On William Goldman’s ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE

William Goldman is one of the best screenwriters Hollywood has seen. He is the author of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (an original script that won him his first Oscar), “All The President’s Men” (maybe the most difficult adaptation…

Ten Amazing Discussions On Screenwriting And Filmmaking From The Masters Of Cinema

A selection of very of talented film and TV makers talking about their craft. What could be better? The first video shows selected screenwriters discussing writing. My favourites? William Goldman (just a touch of him here, check William Goldman speaks for…