Three years ago, my team and I had an idea for a new kind of screenwriting contest. We called it The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest, and in it, we: Provide a logline from a Industry Insider Ask screenwriters to submit a 15-page spec screenplay based on that logline Mentor the top ten screenwriters through 120 [...]
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I recently signed my first NDA for a feature-length writing assignment. I did it without an agent (although I’ve had one), without living in L.A. (although I was born there), and without pinning a producer to the file cabinet with brass brads until s/he agreed to read one of my scripts (although I have almost [...]
We are raised to plan for the future. Upon our birth, our parents start squirreling away money for a college fund, fantasizing about their offspring becoming doctors, lawyers… I’m sure, rarely artists. Regardless, they optimistically make plans for us and for our rosy future. But what if there is no future? What if ‘future’ is [...]
The two top-rated lists of hot spec scripts were announced this past week: The Black List and The Hit List. Among the celebrated screenwriters are two connected with The Writers Store. Congratulations to Tyler Marceca, Ashleigh Powell, and all the other talented writers on the lists. Tyler’s script, The Discipline Program , was a winner [...]
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I know, I know, we’re screenwriters, but indulge me for a bit. I’m about to challenge you. Double-dog dare you, in fact. I would like you to consider adapting your script into a novel. Last year I participated in the challenge of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 [...]
QUESTION of the day: Which screenwriting contests do you think are best and why? Chime in on our Facebook page now! Speaking of contests, the deadline is fast approaching for a contest with a twist… getting your script published as a novel! Check out the Screenplay Replay Contest – deadline September 30th.
Getting your scripts read in this industry is a Herculean task. Every writer attempts to pitch and plot his or her way into an executive’s door, some in more ingenious ways than others. ScriptMag wants to hear your story of your most creative, wacky attempts at getting your script read! The best will be published [...]
Opportunities to get your foot on the industry ladder are few and far between. So when one comes along that offers 50 screenwriters a feature film writing credit, you’d want to know about it. Right? 50 Kisses, brainchild of those behind the London Screenwriters Festival, aims to be the world’s first crowdsourced, narrative feature film. [...]
Since I won third place in the Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition, I’ve been walking around saying “This is so CRAZY.” Sometimes I change the inflection a bit… “This is SO crazy” or “THIS… is so crazy.” I think I’m still in shock. It’s that surreal. The night I won the award is kind [...]