Now’s the time to shout HAL ACKERMAN to the four corners of the earth, because it’s at the beginning of every new screenplay when I’m so grateful for using this writing method.
Why at the beginning? Because with the Ackerman method, you’ll never start writing without knowing the ending.
You’ll always have your model screenplay seared into the fiber of your being, because you retyped it word for word before you ever wrote FADE IN on your new story.
And a whole bunch of other reasons.
Here’s a YouTube interview with my friend Hal, the UCLA screenwriting professor who’s hit it out of the park.
It’s not just me. The Ackerman Way is how Hollywood development executives talk about screenplays. Got it?
Buy this book. Try this method. And you’ll never again find yourself not knowing what you’re doing on a deadline when a producer needs your screenplay.