The Incredible(s) Sale!

The Incredible(s) Sale!

It’s finally here! One of my favorite films of all time is THE INCREDIBLES… Not just favorite animated films — favorite films, period. I just think it’s brilliant. In celebration of the opening week of the long-awaited sequel that was just...
Shakes His Head

Shakes His Head

Efficiency Screenwriting is all about efficiency. Maximum impact with the minimum number of words. So one of my biggest pet peeves is when I see the following in scripts: She shakes her head no. There are two big things wrong with that action line: Why is the word...
The Importance of Active Verbs

The Importance of Active Verbs

Dude, aren’t all verbs active? Good question, smartass! The truth is, there are passive and active forms of verbs. The active form (without the “ing”) is almost always the best one to use. For example, I often see a variation of the following...