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Why ‘too much black’ matters on the page

You may have heard the term before or read it in the many screenwriting books out there on the market “Too much black”. Too much black means nothing more than too many words on the page – an overflow of mostly useless information, over-describing the setting or over-directing the actors and cameras, which is not part of the writer’s job […]

Writing for budget

When I had started screenwriting, I used to have this romantic idea that all I needed to do was to bring down pen to paper or hit a few keys and let my imagination flow. Now, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Of course, as I later found out during my career as a script supervisor, none of these scripts that I […]