Bechdel Test Logo

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 number of popular movies that can’t pass this simple test. It demonstrates how women’s complex…

Andrew Kevin Walker

7 and 8: Two very relevant numbers in screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walkers’ career. In the articles that follow, Walker describes how everything went so right with David Fincher’s “Seven” and so wrong with Joel Schumacher’s “8mm”. Two very dark thrillers indeed: One, a great modern classic; the other one, a  very big miss. From The…

The Screenwriter's Ultimate Guide To Hollywood Meeting 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 should!