Expert screenwriting tips by working screenwriters
If you have not already, please read the Nicholl Fellowship introductory article.
The How to Win a Nicholl Fellowship is a series of articles:
Greg Beal, Director of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting; and Matt Dy, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Director, said this about screenplay conflict:
GREG BEAL: If we’re talking about well written screenplays featuring intriguing characters and strong dialogue, then the missing ingredient is all too often conflict...
MATT DY: I second Greg in that not establishing conflict is the most common problem with a lot of scripts. Conflict is what drives a story and moves it forward. Without conflict or greater stakes, there is no story.
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