Resources to help you develop your 9 ACT PLOT
Articles about writing 9 Act plot structure movies for Hallmark and Lifetime
Before you delve into the Google abyss, we’re warning you, there’s not a lot of meat out there on 9 act plot structure. Most writers learn by watching, taking copious notes, and replicating the 9-Act structure that exists in all Hallmark and Lifetime films. The closer you can get to reproducing it, the better chance your screenplay will get picked up by an agent/producer who then sells it to Hallmark.
What’s the Mistake Many Writers Make When Attempting to Sell a TV Christmas Movie?
Writers wanting to create in this 9 act plot structure format will have to do a lot of their own digging (and watching) to get the act breaks down, but here’s a good piece by Gregg McBride: What’s the Mistake Many Writers Make When Attempting to Sell a TV Christmas Movie?
Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie
Mark Sevi breaks down the nine-act Christmas movie 9 act plot structure in this Creative Screenwriting interview with producer Carol Baum (although she call them “elements” they are in fact acts): Writing The Perfect Hallmark Holiday Romantic Comedy Movie
Videos to get you in the mood to write your 9-Act Hallmark/Lifetime script
Hallmark Writing Secrets | Screenwriting Tips
Not a lot on the subject out there in Internetland. Hallmark and Lifestyle guard their 9 act plot structure like a fried chicken recipe. Pika Lee sheds a tiny bit of light in her six-minute video Hallmark Writing Secrets | Screenwriting Tips
How to Write a Christmas Movie
Film Courage doesn’t disappoint with their video: How to Write a Christmas Movie, interview with David Willis, but it’s more about plot points than the 9 act plot structure breakdown.