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Andy Dufresne, Arya, Ellen Ripley, Forest Gump, great main characters, Grit, Jon Snow, Katniss Everdeen, Luke Skywalker, Neo, Passion, Rey, Walter White -

In this article I want to discuss what it takes to create a great main character. One that sticks with us for our entire life after seeing them on the small or big screen. Characters like: Forest Gump, Arya, Andy Dufresne, Katniss Everdeen, Ellen Ripley, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Neo, Walter White, Jon Snow… Wow, I could go on for days, but I’ll stop… You get it. There are characters that live on forever in infamy, because we gravitate towards them, we love them, we are inspired by them, we empathize with them – we remember them!!! What makes that happen?...

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Commercial Screenplays, Contained thrillers, horror film, Passion, Period pieces, subgenres, supernatural horror, YA romance -

Writing commercially viable screenplays does not have to mean sacrificing your passion for their stories. Something we encounter repeatedly at ScriptArsenal are scripts that are inherently difficult to finance, making them a more challenging project, within the field of screenwriting where every project is already incredibly challenging. To break that down a bit, today we’re going to walk through a hypothetical example of a non-commercial script, and how the author could tell the same essential story within a more commercial genre frame. Let’s say your passion is period pieces. You love period pieces. Therefore, you’ve written a lavish, expensive, period...

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