good in a room / adj. An inside-Hollywood phrase used to describe film and TV writers who are good at networking, pitching, and selling what they write.

Stephanie PalmerStephanie Palmer was a film executive with MGM Pictures and The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the “Top 35 Executives Under 35.” She is the author of the best-selling book Good in a Room. She has helped many writers get agents and managers…

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The Top Ten Screenwriting Contests To Enter In 2016

The Top Ten Screenwriting Contests To Enter In 2016

To learn how to become a screenwriter, screenwriting contests are a great way to get started.
Top screenwriting contests are one of the best ways to get noticed by agents and managers (especially if you don’t have many Hollywood…

Blake Snyder And The Real Reason Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

Blake Snyder And The Real Reason Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

Blake Snyder (1957-2009) was a screenwriter and a screenwriting teacher who wrote some of the most popular books about screenwriting. And some people think those books are the reason Hollywood makes bad movies.
Blake Snyder – Background
Blake Snyder’s…

Script Writing Software: 3 Programs Cheaper And Better Than Final Draft

Script Writing Software: 3 Programs Cheaper And Better Than Final Draft

If you want to learn how to write a screenplay, at some point you’ll need script writing software.

When it comes to script writing software/screenwriting software, I have three apps to recommend.

Here’s a quick guide to…

Why Are Hollywood Movies So Bad? The Real Reason Hollywood Makes Bad Movies – Part II

Why Are Hollywood Movies So Bad? The Real Reason Hollywood Makes Bad Movies – Part II

Why are hollywood movies so bad? There are different theories.

One theory goes like this: Stupid movie executives purchase bad screenplays and make them worse using Blake Snyder’s storytelling formula.

As a result Hollywood produces bad movies full of…

The Top 10 Screenwriting Books

The Top 10 Screenwriting Books

If you want to know how to write a screenplay, you have to read screenwriting books.

So it’s no surprise that screenwriters have strong opinions about the best screenwriting books.

Let’s look at how screenwriting books can help…

How To Write A Screenplay You Can Sell

How To Write A Screenplay You Can Sell

It’s time to learn how to write a screenplay you can sell – though my method may surprise you.

It’s a little different than what you’ll find even in the best screenwriting books.

How To Write A Screenplay…