DAN LALANDE SCREENWRITING RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

SCREENWRITING DYNAMICS

“Dynamics” is the term used for the dramatic potential between characters i.e. what they need to talk about in the scene. Once you’ve determined your scene, you then think out the dynamics. [MORE…]

Dynamics Sheet

SCREENPLAY FORMAT

Here’s an example of how a screenplay is typically formatted. You can achieve the same effect by downloading the following free screenwriting software: Free Screenwriting Software. [MORE…]

Formatting

TV AND MOVIE SCRIPT BREAKDOWN

Here’s how TV shows and movies break down in terms of units of action or time. You must respect this as you write. [MORE…]

TV and Movie Breakdown

DAN HARMON’S STORY CIRCLE

Showrunner Dan Harmon developed this story template based on the work of Joseph Campbell. Use it to think out the story based on your “hook” or “logline” i.e. your central idea. [MORE…]

Harmon Sheet

KURT VONNEGUT’S STORY TEMPLATE

Author Kurt Vonnegut came up with this universal story template. Here it is as a fill-in sheet. [MORE…]

Vonnegut Sheet

MORE RESOURCES

There are online resources available with more information on formatting, finding an agent and screenwriting contests. [MORE…]

Resources