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Why formatting matters

Telling a screenwriter that industry standard formatting is as dull of a subject as anyone could imagine. But there’s a real legitimate and technical reason that most screenwriters don’t understand. That reason has to do with the script’s viability in pre-production. Let me explain… A well formatted script will enter

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Don’t make these simple mistakes

Screenplay contests are a place where you should be able to make mistakes, receive valuable feedback, and improve on your craft. But when sending material to production houses, agencies, or management companies, the staff may not be so forgiving. Here are the mistakes that every screenwriter must avoid when sending

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