Script Writing Resources

Screenwriter Resources are wide-ranging and include ScriptMag archives, screenwriting contests, free downloads, film festivals, website of the week, and coaching services. Script writing resources help screenwriters not only deepen their knowledge of screenwriting but allow them access to actual tools they can use when writing their own material. Each one of the screenwriter resources listed, brings its own unique perspective of the craft of screenwriting to the screenwriter trying to break in.

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Screenwriting Website of the Week: Good in a Room

ScriptMag is proud to announce Stephanie Palmer’s Good in a Room as Screenwriting Website of the Week! Stephanie is not only a pitching expert, but she’s also incredibly knowledgeable on all things screenwriting. Check out her list of Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers for more resources. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @goodinaroom. A peek...

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Interview with Industry Insider Contest Winner Patrick Rockwell

By Ryan Kelley Patrick Rockwell is the most recent winner of The Writers Store’s Industry Insider Contest Featuring Roger Avary with his script, “The Recruitment.” Recently, Patrick came to Los Angeles to meet with Academy Award-winner, Roger Avary and development executives from Benderspink to discuss his future in the industry. While in L.A., we...

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Submissions Insanity: Losing It Over Loglines – 6 Big Pitch Mistakes

Loglines: they’re tricky lil’ b******s. Whether writing loglines on paper or pitching them out loud in person, scribes have a horrible habit of totally BLOWING IT when it comes to encapsulating their story and hooking their pitchee’s interest. Yet this is the very definition of submissions insanity! It’s simply NOT POSSIBLE to get a...

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TV Writer Podcast 085 – How to Write a TV Pilot

Couldn’t make it to Gray’s How To Write a TV Pilot panel at Comic-Con this year? No problem! Here is the complete video, including Q & A. Click image to play video; more details are below. CONTEST/EXTRAS LINK: http://tvwriterpodcast.com/pilot Have you ever thought of a perfect idea for a TV series? Find out how...

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ScriptMag Archives: Speed Pitching – How to Pitch at a Pitchfest

Editor’s Note: From Script Magazine archives, previously published in our print magazine. HOW TO PITCH AT A FESTIVAL A guide to speed pitching in a loud and distracting environment. A standard activity at festivals now is to offer sessions where filmmakers and screenwriters can pitch industry executives, development people and financiers. The grandfather of...

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Writers’ Room 101: Pitching Tips

In the last post, I gave you a general overview of what pitching in the room is like. Hopefully, the information wasn’t too overwhelming. If it was…don’t panic! I’ve got some specific pitching tips that’ll make it all make sense. Pitch Solutions, Not Problems This is an expression you’ll hear a lot, and it’s...

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Screenwriting Website of the Week: ScreenCraft

ScriptMag is proud to announce ScreenCraft as our latest Screenwriting Website of the Week! The ScreenCraft team share valuable information with screenwriters and even offer tips on who to follow on Twitter and what pages to “like” on Facebook to help you achieve your goals of writing. Check them out and be sure to...

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Screenplay Competition: Frankenstein Gets a Makeover

When the Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Competition launched last year with twenty categories, it was practically unheard of. In NaFF Director Michael Wood‘s words, “We looked at other competitions and what they were doing. We wanted to combine the best ideas we could find and make sort of our own Frankenstein competition.“ And so...