Screenwriter and director, Liam Engle has also served as a script reader for various production and distribution companies. Several hundred scripts read later, he compiled all his thoughts, writing advice, pearls or moments of embarrassment in a very didactic Twitter thread. From the efficiency of Anglo-Saxon writing to the clichés that tire him, Liam Engle teaches aspiring screenwriters (or seasoned screenwriters) how to lay out a screenplay to make it easier to read and succeed in standing out from the crowd, how to properly name characters to differentiate them or how to make descriptions more impactful. He also combed through a hundred screenplays and compiled his various quantitative statistics: the most popular genres, fonts, periods or places of action, in the columns of Néon. Screenwriter Noé Debré, who notably collaborated on the scenarios for Dheepan by Jacques Audiard or Problemos by Éric Judor, explained another facet of this hidden profession, once the script had been written and accepted. For us, he deciphered the relationship with directors, remuneration, the omnipotence of showrunners in the United States and the lack of recognition of screenwriters in France.
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