Screenwriting is both a structured craft and an art form that serves a medium primarily meant to entertain the masses. The craft of scriptwriting, first and foremost, starts with a good story idea, a compelling narrative that would eventually have a beginning, middle, and end. A screenwriter should be able to pitch this idea to film producers in a brief story concept or log line (i.e., one or two sentences of what the screenwriter’s story is about). This story concept or log line generally includes a brief description of the main characters and a short understanding as to what the conflict is.

Story concepts need to resonate with the producers of a script because a film cannot be made without financial backing. For producers to be ...

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