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Meet the Reader

Guest Blogger: Ray Morton, author of film-related books such as A Quick Guide to Screenwritingoutlines the process of how to write a screenplay on… 568 more words

Film & TV

They’re Gonna Put Me in the Movies!

In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s 71st birthday, here is an excerpt from A Hard Day’s Night: Music on Film by Ray Morton describing how the Beatles classic movie debut came to be: 2,376 more words

Music Fans

12 Things Spec Readers Look For

There are no hard and fast rules of screenwriting (formatting rules aside), but there are a number of key factors that readers look at to determine whether or not your script will be worth the full read within minutes of picking it up. 423 more words


The Job of Writing

“I everyday: bankers’ hours—10 a.m. to 4:00—5:00 p.m. It’s a job…On a script that goes well, I’d say I spend three months outlining and two months writing. 102 more words


George Harrison and the Movies

Guest Blogger: Ray Morton, author of A Hard Day’s Night: Music on Film

To commemorate George Harrison’s birthday on February 25 (and because I write a lot about movies), I thought it would be fun to take a look at “the quiet Beatle’s” long and fascinating relationship with the cinema. 1,119 more words

Music Fans

The Lies Screenwriters Tell Themselves

Over at Script there’s a nice post by Ray Morton about the little white – or maybe grey – lies writers tell themselves when they are being lazy or deceitful. 9 more words


The Pros and Cons of Script Coverage Services

This article by Ray Morton is a response to another writer’s attack on script coverage services. Ray raises a number of valid (and thoroughly explained) points about the value of quality script coverage. 3,755 more words