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THE SCREENPLAY STARTING POINT (OR HOW TO GET OFF YOUR @$$ AND START WRITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT!)

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I, at some point, discovered that there’s something that holds a lot of screenwriters back for years when it comes to writing the first draft of their screenplays. I think it’s a common mistake, and, especially early on, it seems like common sense. However, I found out that it is unbelievably hard to shake off. Wanna know what it is? […]

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EVOKING A RESOUNDING EFFECT WITH MESSAGE

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Nollywood a decade ago…. I thoroughly enjoyed the few movies that were produced in Nollywood over a decade ago. It appeared they underwent a form of noble craftsmanship, and majored in passing across valuable messages. Although, not fantastically produced, it was much pardonable; Nollywood was fairly new about the industry. What isn’t pardonable is how much a huge part of […]

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SCREENWRITER, NOT SCRIPTWRITER: 8 REASONS

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Someone recently called me a scriptwriter, and I didn’t appreciate that at all. Yes, I write scripts, but I’m always specific about the kind I write; they are called SCREENPLAYS. If you’re ever going to graduate from local film making, the first step to achieving that is naming yourself appropriately. There are tons of reasons this is important, and it’s […]

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A SCREENWRITER SHOULD CARE MORE

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As a newbie screenwriter, I thought I’d run into trouble needing to describe the slightest details: the precise dress combination each character has to wear at a given location or period of time, the exact sequence of body reactions to a certain fortunate or unfortunate occurrence, the kind of music to be played in that melancholic or nostalgic mood, and […]