Billy Wilder’s Rules of Screenwriting

The audience is fickle. Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go. Develop a clean line of action for your leading character. Know where you’re going. The more subtle and elegant you are…

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Why this protagonist for this story?

Many writers focus so much on their story that they overlook their main character’s connection to the story or main situation. If you are already plugging away at the script you may need to take…

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There can be no argument that the climax of any movie is critical. It’s the last thing the audience will be left with as they exit the theater and throw out their popcorn bags and soda cups….

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