Michael Hauge discusses the 3 mistakes that many screenwriters make in Act 1 of their screenplay. Making these errors at this most important stage can set up your script for failure. Watch to learn why.

3 Mistakes Screenwriters Make In Act 1 That Ruin A Screenplay

John Truby is a screenwriter, director and screenwriting teacher. He has served as a consultant on over 1,000 film scripts over the past three decades, and is also known for the screenwriting software program Blockbuster (originally “Storyline Pro”).

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