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More on Your Movie Idea II
By Don Vasicek
November, 2005, 10:15

"Hollywood is driven by passion. Passion for the art and craft of making movies."
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n this screenplay educational series IN will be covering the following course sections of information graciously provided by Donald L. Vasicek:

  • So, You Have A Movie Idea - I
  • More on Your Movie Idea II
  • Emotion and Your Movie Idea III
  • The Logline IV
  • The First Minute V
  • Write The End To Your Screenplay Foremost VI
  • The First Twelve Pages of Your Screenplay VII
  • Page 12 to Page 30 of Your Screenplay VIII
  • Page 30 to Page 45 of Your Screenplay IX
  • Page 45 to Page 60 of Your Screenplay X
  • Page 60 to Page 75 of Your Screenplay XI
  • Page 90 to the End of Your Screenplay XII

Don't miss out on a single issue of IN and how to get your screenplay from the page to the silver screen.


If you don't have a journal, you might want to begin one if you're going to follow my series here. There are key points you need to write down if you want to write, sell and get your screenplays produced. You will want to refer back to this journal throughout the process.

Your movie idea needs more than rummaging through the video store to see what kind of genre it's going to be and what kind of audience would like to see your movie. In order to get your screenplays written, sold and produced, you need to understand where your idea came from.

Hollywood is driven by passion. Passion for the art and craft of making movies. Passion for working with other people. Passion for the story. Passion for the characters. Passion for making a lot of money. Passion for power. Passion for the limelight. Passion for beating the competition.

There are hundreds of thousands of people who work in the film industry. Each one of them has their own passion that drives them. If you want to become part of Hollywood, the first step you should take is to define your passion for going into the movie making business.

You can begin the process by looking at your movie idea. When did your movie idea pop into your head? Where were you? What were you doing? How were you feeling? Why did you get this idea for your movie? If you answer these five question truthfully, then, you will find your passion for taking your movie idea and writing a screenplay.

You can define your passion by looking at your emotions. Think about your movie idea. What kind of emotion does it bring out of you? Think about it. Don't confuse yourself. Just come up with the single, most significant emotion it elicits in you. Does it make you sad? Or happy? Do you get angry, frustrated, nervous, confident, bold, determined, or ?

Define it. Write it down. Think about it. Next time I'll show you what to do with the emotion that was responsible for your movie idea.

Thank you for dropping by.
Good writing to you!
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Donald L. Vasicek was a writer/consultant for Warriors of Virtue, screenwriter for The Crown, writer/associate producer for The Lost Heart and Born To Kill. He wrote, directed, and produced Faces, Oh, The Places You Can Go..., Haunted World and the award-winning The Sand Creek Massacre. He writes columns for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance Int'l Film Festival's E-zine, Screenplace, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Ink-On–The-Brain and Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish). Author of How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced (http://www.selfhelpguides.com/display.php3?guide=1822020729) and The Write Focus. Web site: http://www.donvasicek.com



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