The average payment to a feature writer or team in 2003 was $654,000. - Source Hollywood Reporter
- Finding the Heart of your story
- Plot or Character driven, which is best?
- Cause and Effect (Characters and Plot)
- Thinking about Characters
- Fully fleshed Characters
- The Paradigms of a Story
Screenplay Structure (This is not a discussion on simply the 3-Acts, every story has a beginning, middle, and an end or it would not be a story, and we're only interested in writing screenplays with a story.)
- What is Structure and why is it important?
- What Structure best suits your Story?
- Structure and Genre
- Classic Structure: Linear, Journey, Chase, Search
- Types of Alternative Narrative Structure
- Writing your first ten pages
- The Setup: the or else scene
- Establishing genre and drama
- Connecting the Audience
- Case Studies
- Looking Ahead towards your Second and Third Acts (setups and payoffs)
- Writing the Scene
- Types of Scenes
- Scene Dialectics
- Ins and Outs
It is highly recommended that you Register your Screenplay on its completion.
This can be accomplished through: Writers Guild of America
Simultaneously, you must properly copyright your screenplay. This is best described by The Library of Congress.