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…

Save The Baby! On The Benefits Of The Three-Act Screenplay Structure

“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…

Save the Movie! The 2005 Screenwriting Book That’s Taken Over Hollywood — And Made Every Movie Feel The Same

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…