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AFF 2014 Pitch Finale

10 Vital Pitching Tips From Austin Film Festival

I had the pleasure of returning to the Austin Film Festival to teach the pitch prep seminar alongside the wonderful and brilliant Pamela Ribon for the second year in a row. I was also one of the pitch judges for two of the pitch competition sessions, choosing two finalists in each session to go...

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Meet the Reader: 10 Tips to Get On With It

Ray Morton is a writer and script consultant. His new book A Quick Guide to Screenwriting is now available online and in bookstores. More than in any other form of storytelling, in screenwriting it is vitally important to get on with it — to get your story going and keep it going at a...

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Script Angel: Are Screenwriting Contests Worth It?

There are hundreds of screenwriting contests out there, but are they worth it? At the Screenwriters World Conference in Los Angeles, there was a whole session dedicated to ‘Making the Contest Cut’ but how do you know which, if any, you should be spending your hard-earned cash entering? Screenwriting contests can be useful for:...