Guy1: What’s the threat to the protagonist? Guy2: We don’t need a specific threat. It’s never addressed. Guy1: Is there a threat to the protagonist? Guy2: There’s a threat to all of them [the characters]. Guy1: What is it? Guy2: It’s not important. We don’t need to define that. The audience doesn’t care. Unlike the … More Conversations From Hollywood: Stakes Are High for Protagonist
Plot Point 1 and Plot Point 2 are opt-out decisions. The other 5 Decisions demonstrate a character arc. There may be more Opt-out Decisions throughout your screenplay but want to try for at least those 7.
The 7 Decisions MAY be the Plot Point 1, Plot Point 2 or Midpoint decisions but don’t have to be. Usually Plot Point 1 is a reflection of the protagonist’s decision to undertake the challenge of Act 2.
Question: Does the protagonist’s need & want exist before the movie even begins? Answer: Yes.
1000 other screenwriting contest are out there. We’re primarily an educational organization and thus, our contest is created in such of way to provide education to empower you, the writer, to become better. We also offer opportunities for our winning writers to develop relationships with people already working in the business where they can learn, … More TSA Contest, Good for the Environment! And totally vegan! Num!
On character likability, Robert says “Make your character interesting then likable, in that order.”
After presenting a tv screenplay synopsis a few weeks ago, Emily Byrd returned and presented her first 15 pages for a reading by the group. Working title: Ellie Parks Logline: A dramedy revolving around a female compounding pharmacists (a legal meth lab) who starts a new job and on day one meets the on-site doctor who … More Our Weekly Wrap: Pharmacists, Comics and Demons
It was a great night of presenting. We had a reading of 15 pages of Gary Cooper’s screenplay where Jesus is sent back to earth by his father to clean up our modern day corruption with some great witty humor. After which Bob Giordano presented a synopsis telling what happens when a cast of a … More Wrap up: Jesus Returns to Earth and A Ghost Hunting Television Cast Goes Awry