screenwriting tips

Perfecting Loglines!

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An important screenwriting tool to master is writing a logline for your script. It’s the first marketing tool in most pitching situations. So, your logline has to be killer! Want some tips?

Watch our recent Screenwriters Beat, Episode #31 – Loglines!

The episode is full of what elements should be in your logline and how to dive in and write a good one. We even create a logline — which is horrible — but worth seeing, because it shows you how to start building a logline, plus how to make it much better.

BTW, one of our loyal fans has already taken the logline we started on the show and jumpstarted it into a cool script idea. We offer you the same opportunity! Any logline can twist and turn itself into a completely different script. You might be inspired, as well, with a clever idea!

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NEW SHOWS for SCREENWRITERS BEAT

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Back from a little break — everyone was working — we have two new Screenwriters Beat shows out on YouTube. Hope you enjoy them!

Checkout Episode #29 – Spec Farm where the panel discusses some of the ins & outs evaluating managers.

And there’s also Episode #30 – Outlines! where we make it very clear that you need to know how to outline to be a working screenwriter. And we have some outlining tips.

Be sure to check them out and leave us a comment! We love to hear from our fans!

Do You Have an Inner Critic?

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Most writers come up against their Inner Critic at some point in their writing careers. Checkout the advice from Screenwriters Beat’s panel of working screenwriters. They have some good ways to use that Inner Critic to your advantage — plus, how to keep writing! Checkout Episode #28 HERE — it’s all about Silencing Your Inner Critic.

Crowdfunding Explained!

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Screenwriters Beat just came out with two new episodes!

If you ever wanted to know a little more about crowdfunding, you’ll want to see Episode #27. The Queen of Crowdfunding, Dawn Fields, joins the panel of working screenwriters to tell us a little of what she’s learned. And she’s learned a lot!

Checkout the Crowdfunding episode HERE.

Write a Script Actors will Love!

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Ever wondered how a Hollywood actor reads a screenplay? Wonder no more!

Veteran TV & film actor, Bruce Gray, joins a special Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Session with his insights about how to write a screenplay that wow’s actors.

Bruce Gray is a familiar face with recurring roles on TV shows like: Murder She Wrote, Medium, Tour of Duty, Falling Skies, and How I met your Mother. Plus, movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Starship Trooper, Evan Almighty and Water for Elephants.

Click on this LINK to watch the show!

Screenwriters Beat Pre-Show

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Just taped a fun, short preview of our two upcoming shows with the talented Eric Ingram — who shares some tips on writing a great short screenplay. Eric should know — he just optioned one! Check it out HERE on YouTube.

The next two episodes of Screenwriters Beat (7&8) will be up on YouTube Thursday night. Or you can join us live to watch at Google Hangouts this Thursday, July 24th at roughly 5pm LA time.

Upcoming show topics: Genre Writing and The Ins & Outs of Contracts!

Hope you can join us!

Good News — Episode 6 is in the House!!

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Screenwriters Beat has posted yet another fun, informative show about life for screenwriters that have made their start in Hollywood and are working in mid to low budget movies!

Episode 6’s main topic is Writing to a Budget. The producer’s budget. What things make a script more expensive to film, as well as a general idea of budget ranges.

Plus, do you need a Manager or an Agent? Our panel of working screenwriters weighs in on that much-asked question. (Hint: none of them currently have a manager or an agent. But all good things come in time.)

Find Episode 6 HERE.

More episodes coming in the near future, but please checkout and like the six we’ve completed!