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Writer’s Quiz

Writer’s Quiz

How do you know when you’re a successful writer? You can know immediately by answering yes or no to these four questions: Are you earning a solid six-figure income from your writing alone? Are you able to write exclusively from home…wherever in the world that may be? Are you finding checks in ... Read On

Oscar Screenplays: ‘Lincoln’, ‘Middle of Nowhere’, ‘Amour’, ‘Rust and Bone’, ‘Beasts’ and More

Oscar Screenplays: ‘Lincoln’, ‘Middle of Nowhere’, ‘Amour’, ‘Rust and Bone’, ‘Beasts’ and More

By: Brad Brevet (link here) UPDATE: Even more scripts have been added to the list with the latest update includingDjango Unchained and The Master. Click here for the complete list. I have got a massive update for you when it comes to screenplays available for download from this year’s Oscar ra... Read On

Glenn Benest’s Top Reasons To Write…

Glenn Benest’s Top Reasons To Write…

www.glennbenest.com/ www.facebook.com/groups/secretsofscreenwriting/ One will be released each day over the next 9 days… #9 Top Reason To Write: To develop the skill to write your own greeting cards. #8 Top Reason to Write: In lieu of having lots of children, you can come up with a ton of cool... Read On

Five Good Reasons to Write a No-Low Budget Script

Five Good Reasons to Write a No-Low Budget Script

(found on ScriptMag.com) I believe that every screenwriter should have at least one no-low budget script in their portfolio. Even if that writer’s sole ambition is to write for Hollywood. In this article, I want to lay out five good reasons why any writer should know how to write no-low budget, and ... Read On

Introducing The Scriptwriters Network…

Introducing The Scriptwriters Network…

The Scriptwriters Network is a non-profit educational organization helping scriptwriters in film, TV and multi-media understand the realities of the entertainment industry. We host industry panel discussions at Universal Studios and craft based seminars at CBS Studios and Showbiz Store & Cafe. W... Read On

Charlie Kaufman 70-Minute Screenwriting Lecture

Charlie Kaufman 70-Minute Screenwriting Lecture

By Christopher Boone (nofilmschool.com) Read other articles by Chris HERE. In terms of exploring subjectivity and how the mind works, Charlie Kaufman is perhaps today’s preeminent screenwriter. Either that, or he’s an expert in solipsism and desperate attempts to avoid it, which inevitably leads to ... Read On

The Sole Purpose of the Query Letter and The Essentials for Succeeding

The Sole Purpose of the Query Letter and The Essentials for Succeeding

More Pitch Pointers by Barri Evins  (find this article at: http://www.virtualpitchfest.com/blog/?p=105 The best way to float my boat is to clearly communicate your story. That’s the entire purpose of the query letter. Here’s my recipe for getting it right: If you have chops as a writer, tell me so r... Read On

Your First Page Sells Your Script

Your First Page Sells Your Script

By Hal Croasmun (click here to read the full article) After spending a year writing and rewriting his fourth script, a writer finally got it in the hands of three producers who all responded to his query letter. Every day, he waited for a call or letter, but nothing happened. Finally, to end the sus... Read On

Clear and Simple Querying

Clear and Simple Querying

by Barri Evins (found at www.VirtualPitchFest.com) At first, I struggled with writing this column as my advice felt too simple. But then I had an “Ah-ha” moment, and I knew what I needed to say. There is only one true purpose of the query letter.  To communicate your story. That’s it. End of column.... Read On

Our new co-producer for “Tongue Tied” is a former Distribution Executive at Fox…

Our new co-producer for “Tongue Tied” is a former Distribution Executive at Fox…

  Nathan Jones’ screenplay “Tongue Tied” was in our 2011 Festival.  Tongue Tied also received an in-depth script analysis from us. Since then, Nathan has been gaining PLENTY of interest on his script, and is in the process of getting his film made.  But, he needs your help! Re... Read On

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