Theme in Screenwriting

Theme is a term thrown around a lot in screenwriting and storytelling but what do we mean by ‘theme’? Does your script need one and if so, how do you discover what the theme of your story is and dramatize it? What is theme? Your story’s theme is what your story is...

Outlining and Your Screenwriting Process

An outline is a screenwriting document you’ve probably heard mentioned but perhaps without really being sure what exactly it is or how best to use it in your own screenwriting process. Having helped hundreds of screenwriters develop their film and television...

Finding Your Screenwriting Champion

Making that transition from hobbyist writer of good, solid spec scripts to paid, professional screenwriter is really, really tough. What you need to make that break-through is a screenwriting champion; someone who loves your work enough to take action and help you...

Screenwriting Agents – UK

Below is a list of screenwriting agents in the UK. If there are others I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below. Remember that in the UK literary agents both manage a writer’s career and negotiate contracts for them. In the US this role is...

Screenwriting Habits For Success This Year

Do you love screenwriting but would like to make more progress turning your hobby into your career? If so, here are the five screenwriting habits you need to implement for screenwriting success this year. Write Every Day Even if you can only grab time in a few...

Screenwriting Tips For Your First Ten Pages

Screenwriting Goldmine Awards founder Phil Gladwin shares his top screenwriting tips for your first ten pages. The beginning of your script is crucial. If you haven’t hooked this reader by the time they reach page nine, ten, eleven, then you’re in trouble:...