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Glossary

Hitchcock on MacGuffins

A cleverly animated bit with Hitch talking about these screenwriting staples.

On protagonists

The protagonist is the character that suffers the most.

Shoe leather and bric-a-brac

Links to the do’s and don’t-do’s of comedy writing.

Glossary: Residuals

Residuals, defined.

McGuffin and Set-Piece defined

Old hollywood constructs still highly relevant.

Producer credits and what they mean

The nomenclature’s different for both TV and films. Here’s a way to match titles with functions.