Writing a Screenplay?

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Congratulations!  You’re on your way to a great screen play.  If you aren’t enrolled in a writing class right now, you may need some inspiration.  I often find lots of inspiration when I read someone else’s work.  Especially if that someone is pretty good.

FYI:  You can download a copy of television and movie screenplays if you just google a phrase like, “Pretty Woman script pdf”.   There are several sites that have already posted the original screenplay for many of the most popular shows on tv and film.

What is the advantage of reading one of these screenplays?  For one, you can get a great idea of what a published screenplay should look  and sound like.  Second, you get to see how working writers use “action” to write the cinematic  moments that directors put on film. And finally, you get to see what the competition looks like.

Here is a copy of the original screenplay for Pretty Woman.  But don’t stop here.  Find the pilot for BREAKING BAD, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, or CHEERS.   Or films like X-MEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, or YOU’VE GOT MAIL.  As a matter of fact, you should probably read them all.  Hopefully this will give you some inspiration, direction, and confidence as you complete your current script.  Now, go write something awesome!

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