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Three or Four?

A properly structured screenplay must have three acts… Or four? I have said before that the model you use to improve your screenwriting is your own choice. At the end of the day it is all academic. Whatever works for you. The Dept Revisited – A rerun of the best of the Story Dept. A few things to consider before …

Video: Judith Weston on Conflict

When a loyal reader of The Story Department recommends we should publish something by Judith Weston, I listen. Here Judith tells you to cut your scene if it doesn’t have conflict.  She also explains how to introduce conflict. Thanks to Peter for the tip.

Best o/t Web 2 Jan

Story & Structure :: The fatal flaw of characters :: Realism is dead in movies :: How Hollywood guts children’s classics Script Perfection :: Screenwriting Tips: Bold it :: When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt :: Joseph Campbell quotes | more Joseph Campbell quotes Pitching & Selling :: From Jesus vs. Santa to Southpark Best of the Rest :: The Illusionist: 2010’s best animated film :: Jeff Bridges …