Answering basic questions about screenwriting.
Who is Robert McKee?
If I am adapting a classic work that is in the public domain, should I credit the original writer?
What is sweepstakes pitching?
What is the hero’s journey?
What does a screenplay title page look like?
What is an option?
What is a one-step deal?
What should I look for in an agent or manager?
What does a manager do?
If someone gives me notes, feedback, or ideas during the development of my script, are they entitled to credit?
What do the different writer credits mean?
What is scale?
How much does a screenwriter make?
What does arbitration mean for screenwriters?
Who decides who gets credit for writing a movie?
What screenplays should aspiring screenwriters read?
How long is a short film?
What is a feature film?
What is the difference between a logline and a tagline?
How short can my screenplay be?
How long should a screenplay be?
What format should my script be in when I send it out?
What is standard screenplay format?
Is there a standard screenplay format?
Are there any free screenwriting applications?
What is Movie Magic Screenwriter?
Can I use real people in my screenplay?
What is a two-hander?
How do I express a character’s mispronunciation of a word?
In dialogue, how do you handle a character with a speech impediment?
Can you include emotion or other “unshootable” elements in your screenplay?
Do non-talking characters’ names get put in ALL CAPS when introduced?
What is a script doctor?
What is the television writer/producer pecking order?
What does POV mean?
Can you put directing notes in your screenplay?
What tense are screenplays written in?
What is a McGuffin?
What constitutes a scene?
What does it mean to “break story” on a screenplay?
Are PDF scripts editable?
How do I import a PDF script into Final Draft?
What is Highland?
How do I import a Fountain file into Final Draft?
How do I edit a PDF script?
What are colored revisions/drafts/pages?
How do I write a screenplay?
How should I approach rewrites?
Can I use “CUT TO:” when moving between scenes? Do I have to?
How should you handle text messages (SMS) or instant messages (IMs) in screenplays?
How should you handle numbers or confusing jargon in dialogue?
What is Fountain?
What do the different producer credits mean?
How many pages should each act of a screenplay be?
What is Save the Cat?
Who is Syd Field?
What is the difference between .fdx and .fdr?
Is Final Draft on the iPad?
What is a treatment?
How many scenes should a screenplay have?
How many acts are in a Broadway musical?
How do screenwriters use index cards?
What is a pre-lap?
What are MORE and CONT’D used for in screenplays?
What is the difference between an em-dash/double-hyphen and an ellipsis?
Are scenes that take place in cars INT. or EXT.?
How long should it take to write a screenplay?
How does TV staffing season work?
Can you reference specific, proper-noun products/songs/locations/etc. in your screenplay?
What is the best way to handle flashbacks or dream sequences in a screenplay?
How do you label a scene that takes place both inside and outside?
In television, what are “upfronts?”
What is a premise pilot?