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:: Structure learnable, character not, says Alexandra S. :: Sundance Film Festival Roundup. :: Peter Kim’s 3 Rules for Spec Writing. :: Play mind games to write everyday. :: How do we go about adapting reality? :: Letter to self: Networking. Relationships. Opportunities. :: Online screenwriting classes, worth it? :: Sounds in screenplay: the rules of CAPITALIZATION. :: Low budget, big …

Agents: Some Fine Print

A few people responded with valid comments to our last article on agents. Rather than a lengthy response in the comments, here are some thoughts on the agent’s commission percentage and hiring an entertainment attorney instead of having an agent. 1) 10% commission from agents rather than 15% 10% agent commission seems to be closer to the market mean. As a …

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Reviewed: Save the Cat!

Jack Brislee reviews “Save the Cat!  The Last Book on Screenwriting That You’ll Ever Need” by Blake Snyder. Michael Wiese Productions.  Studio City.  California.  2005. 195 pages.  ISBN 1-932907-00-9  Amazon Price:  US $13.57 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Blake Snyder began his Hollywood career at the tender age of eight, working as a voice over artist for his father, Emmy award winning producer …