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!

Save the baby!

“Poor, poor three-act structure. So much to offer. So misunderstood”. Jennine Lanouette‘s article Save the baby!  is a first-class, badly needed statement on screenwriting.  It deals with the mental process of writing, the structure as a freeing tool and, the light and dark sides of the Save the Cat and the Hero Journey’s schools of thought. It…

Save the Movie!

Is Blake Snyder‘s Save the Cat to blame for the mediocrity of many Hollywood films? Known script blogger Erik Bork doesn’t think so. No wonder in the cloud tag of his blog Snyder’s name comes out so big.  But Peter Suderman seems to agree in his very interesting article Save the Movie on Slate.com! It’s a fantastic read,…

Blake Snyder to blame?

Peter Suderman in his article Save the Movie  on Slate.com blames Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat for the mediocrity of today’s Hollywood films! It’s a fantastic read, with a very clever, revealing twist at the end. Now, Stephanie Palmer from Goodinaroom strikes back in “Blake Snyder And The Real Reason Hollywood Makes Bad Movies”. “Movies are bad because…