Screenwriting Terms — Abbreviations, Definitions & Vocab

BY CHRIS HECKMANN, Studiobinder “Under no uncertain terms…” There are a lot of intricacies in scripts that present challenges to even the most veteran of screenwriters. The process of writing a script is difficult enough but the vocabulary, abbreviations, and defintions related to the job can be a bit elusive. But don’t worry, we’re going to […]

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A Massive List of Spring 2016 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

by Oakley Anderson-Moore, The No Film School list of Spring grants is back for 2016, with new deadlines, program changes, and more opportunities than ever. Spring is a great time to dust the cobwebs off unfinished scripts, log that documentary footage, and get some of those green dollar bills for your next film. The […]

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Amazon Launches New Free Screenwriting App: Amazon Storywriter

November 30, 2015 by Christopher Boone, nofilmschool With Storywriter, Amazon now provides a free screenwriting app with auto-formatting, and a new gateway into Amazon Studios. Amazon Storywriter is a free cloud-based screenwriting app whose main feature is auto-formatting your screenplay as you type (similar to the Fountain-based Mac app Slugline). Writers can access Storywriter via […]

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Check Out A (Free!) Screenwriting Fundamentals Course

May 23, 2013 by Christopher Boone Literally thousands of people write screenplays every year, and for many of these writers, these screenplays are likely their very first efforts at screenwriting. For screenwriting newbies, several books exist that cover the basics of screenplay format and story structure, and more and more screenplays are available online for […]

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