Category Archives: Screenwriting Contests

How to Write a Screenplay

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts – BAFTA – has assembled a remarkable group of screenwriters and created a series of three videos in their “How I Write” series. The screenwriters discuss their working process from research to outlining and first draft to rewriting to provide you with insights about how to write a screenplay offering tips and techniques to get your screenplay underway.


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How do screenwriters begin a new project? BAFTA spoke to a range of leading experts who offer insights into their working process. Find out why David S. Goyer meditates, how food shopping helps Susannah Grant, and why long walks lead to Richard Curtis writing Love Actually.
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A Brief Look at Syd Field

Syd Field contributed much to screenwriting during his life, and his legacy will ensure that writers for years after his death will benefit from the incredible contributions he made. Field received his B.A. in English Literature at University of California, Berkeley in 1960 and is well-known for his story paradigm –┬áhis ideas on structure used as a guideline for screenplays.

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