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Texting in the Movies


I am frequently asked how to format text messages and email messages while maintaining the script’s “readability.” There are several methods depending on your dramatic purpose. All of the examples below are correctly formatted. by David Trottier In the first example, Sharon receives a text message from someone that she (Sharon) wants to show to […]

David Mamet on Exposition


Cinephilia and Beyond recently published an absolutely brilliant piece on David Mamet, opening with James Foley’s director’s commentary on Glengarry Glen Ross, and including the full screenplay. I remember interviewing Foley at the time of the film’s first release and it struck me how Mamet was very much the elephant in the room during the entire […]

Video: Sorkinisms


Do you sometimes feel like you’re hearing the same lines over and over? You’d be surprised. Check out the compiled montage of Aaron Sorkin’s favourite lines across his various TV shows and films. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, […]