Even after suceeding with old favorites such as Magnum P.I. and Quantum Leap, this writer and producer is flying to new heights with JAG.
The grand-prize winner of the 2003 American Screenwriters Association/ Writer''s Digest International Screenplay Competition talks about teaching herself how to write a winning script.
The words "writer in Hollywood" conjure images of screenwriters accepting Academy Awards and hobnobbing with movie stars. But to Anita M. Busch, editor of The Hollywood Reporter, writing is as much about power plays as it is about screenplays.
Our bestselling author reveals what it's really like to have a book adapted into a film, and why she continues to sign away her rights.
Have you dreamed of writing movie scripts? Listen to award-winning author and Tinseltown insider John Morgan Wilson
Use these 12 questions to see if your story could make it as a script
Scripts columnist Cynthia Whitcomb explains the "dirty dozen" of producer/director Tony Bill. These 12 easy-to-follow rules could make the difference between a script sold or scrapped.
You don't have to be a script doctor to know how to fix a script that isn't working. Here's some first aid for scriptwriters.
Prolific, yet humble, Leslie Dixon continues to make her mark.
There are nine different script formatting programs available on the market today. Use our guide to discover which one is right for you.
Get the most out of the best-selling software for screenwriters with these tips and tricks for unlocking the power of Final Draft
Get the inside word on how three scriptwriting programs measure up.
While reality TV shows don't require scripts, it doesn't mean they don't have storytelling. Here's how writers function in a reality genre that, in theory, doesn't need writers.
The Secret to Your Script''s Success
Al Gough and Miles Miller have written some super shows and movies. Now they expand their talents to their own TV series, Smallville.
The executive producer and writer for Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino explains the ins and outs of being a television writer. Here's a little of what this award-winning scriptwriter has to say.
Gigi Levangie Grazer, a screenwriter whose original screenplay Stepmom became a movie starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, is celebrating the release of her first novel Rescue Me (Simon & Schuster). Grazer talks to Writer's Digest about her inspiration, plans for her next project and her various writing habits and rituals.
Excerpt of "The Snowmen"
You can craft all the Oscar-winning dialogue you want, but if your last scene isn't up to snuff, your movie won't make it.
Producer Jonathan Treisman talks about his Hollywood experience.
Layer plot lines and characters to give your play the substance it needs to be a full-length production.
Agents of any stripe are tough to catch, but if you want to get the best deal for your script, you'll need a script agent. Here's how you can reel one in.
Are you a screenwriting rookie trying to make the movies major leagues? Be a hit in Hollywood with these 15 ins and outs of the industry.
Want the inside scoop on submission protocol, finding an agent and other scriptwriting mysteries? The professor is in.
From politicians to doctors, the co-creator of Spin City starts up his newest sitcom, Scrubs, under the spotlight of Thursday prime time.