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...

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:...

Script Formatting

Worries about screenplay formatting leave some screenwriters in a panic, terrified that one slip-up could see their precious script chucked in the bin. While most good readers are far more interested in the content of your story than your presentation, getting the...