Structure of a Screenplay

Even if you’re experienced in writing, writing a screenplay is like entering a whole other world. Because most full-length screenplays are written so that they can be adapted into a two-hour movie, they tend to be around 110 pages long. As a result of this standard length, there is a pretty well-defined general structure for writing screenplays. While you don’t need to follow this structure exactly to write a great screenplay, it’s always helpful to know the basics before trying something more complicated. So here are some helpful tips for understanding screenplay structure: A typical screenplay is divided into three… read more

Tips for Writing Your First Play

Whether writing for your own theatre group or creating a play with aspirations of seeing it turned into a major production, playwriting requires patience, dedication, and practice. The moment you see your script come alive on stage, however, it will all be worth it.  While attending musical theatre classes can give you far more in-depth knowledge, here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your first play. Watch – And Read – As Many Plays as Possible Just as aspiring film screenwriters are encouraged to read screenplays and watch movies with a more critical eye, aspiring playwrights can… read more

Tips for Writing Your First Screenplay

Every movie – classics, blockbusters, indie films and box office disasters alike – is based on and built around the same structure: the screenplay. Do you think you have what it takes to write the next great movie? Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your first screenplay. Watch Movies If you’re thinking about writing your first screenplay, chances are good that you’re already somewhat of a movie buff who has watched more than your fair share of films. That’s a great start, but now it’s time to watch more. Why? There are two big reasons: first,… read more