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Writing Screenplays for Short Documentaries
I am perhaps the newest person to screenwriting. I'm a poet and writer of novels. However, someone
approached me about turning several of my works into short documentaries. Now, I'm beginning to write
screenplays for these films. One problem is that I'm disabled and on a limited income. I have no way to pay for
screenwriting courses right now. How much instruction can I actually get for this through free online courses? Read more...
How can I write the time, date, or place in a screenplay so that it will be superimposed on the movie screen? Read more...
How would I write dialogue for a character who speaks a foreign language? Read more...
Is there a good chat room on the Internet where I can talk about screenwriting? Read more...
I have just completed one of several horror screenplays that I have been developing, and I believe it could be
the next horror franchise. Are there any agencies you can recommend that like the horror genre and accept unsolicited scripts? Read more...
Characters, Scenes and Visual Effects
I have been reading and studying various styles of screenplays from famous writers. My question is whether I
should limit the number of characters, scenes, and other visual effects in my screenplay. Read more...
Acquiring the Rights to a Book
How can I acquire the film rights to a book? I am a first-time writer who would like to adapt an old, obscure novel that has never been translated for the screen. Read more...
Are there any relatively cheap online screenwriting courses available? I have a lot of ideas for screenplays. Read more...
Selling A Script
I have just written my first screenplay and, as I live in Australia, I would like the film to be made in Australia.
The trouble is that the amount of money available in my country is very limited. Read more...
Writing A Script Treatment
I'm a novice writer and would like to know the difference between a synopsis and a treatment. Read more...