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Should I describe each character when introducing him or her in a screenplay? I'm not sure if character descriptions should be included on a separate page along with the screenplay. Read more...
I want to write a screenplay based on a little-known historical figure from the sixteenth century. I know of a few
biographies and novels written about this figure, but I haven't read them for fear that they will sway my view or
the way I present the facts. So far, I have only researched dates, marriages, and timelines.
Using Letters in a Screenplay
I'm writing a screenplay, and I want one of my characters to read a letter aloud. How would I format the
letter? Should I write it as dialogue or show the letter that's being read? Read more...
Selling a Screenplay
A producer has asked me to quote a price for selling the rights to my 20-page screenplay. I'd be grateful if you could give me a ballpark figure I can use. Read more...
Are there literary magazines that publish screenplays? Read more...
I need help with script revisions. I want to make sure my screenplay is ready for submission to agents. But I'm
not sure if script coverage is worth the price or whether it would really make a difference. I also don't know what type of reader would write useful coverage. Read more...
Treatment and Synopsis
Can you please describe the difference between a script treatment and a synopsis? Read more...
Is it possible to sell a screenplay written in Spanish? If so, how can I get an agent to read it? Read more...
I am trying to locate other inspired screenwriters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have been to libraries and other
resource centers, but I've had no success. Can you recommend a Web site where I can find local screenwriters? Read more...
Selling a Screenplay
I'm writing a screenplay and I want to sell it, but I know it's not an easy thing to do. Is there any chance that I
can sell my screenplay over the Internet? I feel that it's a great story, but I'm not sure how to get an agent to read it? What should I do to get into the film industry? Read more...