Hi, just a reminder that there are only a few more weeks remaining before my Oscars competition notes giveaway! More details here: http://www.screenwriter-to-screenwriter.com/?p=623 Thanks!!!
Archive | February, 2010
2009 Black List Scripts
The 2009 Black List scripts can be downloaded here. Happy reading!
Nantucket Film Festival Now Accepting Applications
Nantucket features: SHOWTIME’S TONY COX AWARDS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION. Deadlines March 1 to March 19 For more information, visit: http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org/ScreenplayApplication.php
Page International Screenwriting Awards Now Accepting Applications
The Page International Screenwriting Awards is now accepting applications. Regular deadline: March 1 Late deadline: April 1 For more information, click here: http://pageawards.com/the-contest/how-to-enter/ Good luck!!!
Austin Heart of Film Now Accepting Applications
The Austin Heart of Film Festival is now accepting applications for the Screenplay and Teleplay screenwriting competition. Deadline: May 15 – June 1 Click here for more information: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/screenplay
Withoutabox: Confirm Submission With Festivals and Screenwriting Competitions
I was speaking with a writer friend recently who had submitted a script to a competition using Withoutabox and just so happened to call the competition director, who informed him that his script was not received. Just a reminder: If you are submitting a script using Withoutabox, you should still be receiving a confirmation that […]
How Many Scenes in a Screenplay?
The basic number of scenes within a script will vary with genre. Keep in mind that each page of script represents approximately one minute of screen time, with the average scene not to exceed three pages. Keep in mind that most scripts submitted, also genre dependent, come in between 100-110 pages. The more talky the […]
Pixar: Writing Complete Stories
An interesting article on how Pixar focuses on writing complete stories from Story Fanatic.
Positioning Yourself as a Writer: Choosing Genre
It’s probably worth your time to think about how you want to get sold as a writer. If you have material worth selling, at some point someone is going to discover this, and they’ll try to package you and sell you as a certain kind of writer. What kind of writer do you want to […]
Be Careful When Mixing Genre: Jennifer’s Body
I’m sitting here watching Jennifer’s Body, which is a movie I should love. I think the concept is amazing – a girl who gets taken advantage of by men only to turn the tables and start fucking over men. It should be edgy, fucking hilarious, scary as shit and I was expecting this movie to […]
Free Screenplay Story Notes Giveaway to Oscar Picks Winner
I’m offering a free basic story notes package on a screenplay to any reader who can correctly predict the Oscar winners in the following categories: 1. Best Picture 2. Actor in a Leading Role 3. Actor in a Supporting Role 4. Actress in a Leading Role 5. Actress in a Supporting Role 6. Cinematography 7. […]
Who Are You Writing For?
I was Skyping with a writer friend the other night who had sent me a list of about 10 loglines and was wanting to brainstorm which project to write next. He later sent me an email indicating he’d chosen to write a horror movie starring a young boy character and, in essence, a CGI character. […]
Screenwriter-to-Screenwriter now on Twitter
Hey, so I finally broke down and I’m on Twitter. You can follow me at http://twitter.com/sw2sw I wasn’t a big fan of Twitter, but it’s actually an amazing resource for news and site links on screenwriting and the entertainment business.
Another Online Screenwriting Community: Circalit.com
To all you enthusiasts of online screenwriting communities – here’s another one for you. Raoul Tawadey recently emailed me about the launch of his new site, Circalit.com. Raoul writes: I have been working with some fellow screenwriters to setup a website called Circalit, which allows writers to upload their screenplays in a safe and secure […]
Script Collector: Download Screenplays
Fantastic site for script downloads: http://scriptcollector.blogspot.com/ Happy reading!!!