Screenwriting 101

        Writing is a journey. It comes with an appetite for life and great imagination that pushes the creative boundaries. The most important thing is that through words you can tell a compelling story and the audience will dive in face first in another reality.

           Here at Maciver Productions we can help you turn your script into a complete marketable product that will take you to the next step in your career. We do project development from the start up as well as script consultations with thorough coverages that will give you an objective outside perspective and point out the weak links as well as the strong ones.  




        The script is the basic tool of the film industry. When we are putting together a screenplay we follow one simple rule we call "The Rule of the Three Es". Does your script have the three Es? Let's work together and find out.

"I am as much interested in the smallest detail as in the whole structure."

Marcel Breuer


"The easiest thing in the world is to not write."

William Goldman

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride


        We at Maciver Productions are strong believers that structure is a powerful weapon and we encourage our screenwriters to use it.

          Screenwriters start with a blank page and write a story, come up with different characters, and go through a long visualization process that eventually will become a motion picture. The journey from script to screen can be a long and arduous process, but if shared with the right team of producers, directors, actors, designers etc it can turn into something special. Everyone of these people will add a layer and make it better, but if the structure is weak it will collapse. 

          Having a stable structure will enable you and your collaborators to let you imagination free and experiment in on set without worrying about destabilizing the whole movie. Great structure can be the telltale sign that will attract your dreamed casting. Let's stop dreaming and get you there!