The Helpful Reviewer

Tips from a professional reviewers!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

What turns readers off your script

Before submitting your script to contests, festivals, managers, agents, or producers, you need to make sure it’s in top shape. In the last blog post we discussed the importance of getting coverage on your script, and how that can help take your script to the next level.

So what are some are ...


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Getting Coverage on your script

Once you’ve written a script, and done a few drafts to a point where you’re comfortable showing your work to others, seeking professional help in the form of a coverage report is the next step to take. Yes, getting your friends to read your script is usually the first step most writers take, and ...


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Trimming Down Your Script

Nowadays, the target length of a feature film script should be between 90-110 pages. For TV, it’s even more specific, as there are half-hour shows and hour-long shows, so making sure you hit the right amount of pages is a hard task.

Trimming down your script is never easy. As writers, we’re ...


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Networking

In order to have a successful career as a screenwriter, a very important step is to get noticed so you can get a manager, an agent, and eventually sell a script. But for that to happen, you can’t just stay home and keep typing away at your computer. No. What you need is to network.

Networki ...


Monday, June 15, 2020

Conquering Writer’s Block

One of the most dreaded and feared things among screenwriters, both novices and experts, is writer’s block. That horrible time when you just can’t put pen to paper. No words come out. You even start to wonder if writing is your calling or not. And you have no idea what to do to get writing again. ...


Monday, June 1, 2020

Writing a Good Logline

If you want to hook someone into wanting to learn more about your script, you need a killer logline. A logline is one or two sentences describing the central conflict of your story in a simple way that immediately engages someone.

It’s imperative that every logline includes the protagonist, ...


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