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Writing Screenplays that Sell

imagesStarting a new project, and it’s going well, thank you.

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.

images-1You’ll never have no third act.

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.




Hal Ackerman, scribbling genius at work.
Hal Ackerman, scribbling genius at work.

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.

With a feature film produced in 2012, award-winning screenwriter Suzanne Stroh’s period drama Scotch Verdict is in development at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Suzanne hails from Michigan, where her family brewed Stroh’s beer for five generations. She lives with her family in the Virginia countryside.

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