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Craft : Do I Really Need Screenwriting Software?

Formatting is the language of the screenplay. Screenwriting software makes it easier to learn this language and to communicate with other industry professionals who “speak” the same language. That fact doesn’t mean you necessarily need to buy screenwriting software, but it does mean you need to learn the language. Excellence is the Goal May...

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Monday Morning Editor Picks: Screenwriting Software

With most of us working day jobs while we write our scripts, it’s critical we use time-saving tools to help us achieve our goals. Screenwriting software is just that. Software can be expensive, so I want to give you a special DISCOUNT CODE, good until December 31, 2013 (excluding all sales items)! CODE: J152013 will take 20%...

Screenwriter Matthew Gayne

Final Draft, Inc. Big Break™ Success Earns Representation

For over 10 years, Final Draft, Inc.'s Big Break™ screenwriting contest has been one of the most exciting events in Hollywood for up-and-coming writers. From a group of 2011 entrants emerged screenwriters Matthew Gayne and Paul Gavin. Both recently signed with manager Michael Kuciak (Samurai MK).

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Meet the Reader: Breaking Big

I recently finished reading for the Big Break™ screenwriting contest, something that I do every year. Over the course of this months-long assignment, I evaluated approximately 300 scripts, which gave me the opportunity to see what’s going on out there in spec-script land.

Big Break, a Final Draft, Inc. Contest

Big Break™ is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers. Big Break™ rewards screenwriters with cash, prizes, and A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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TV Writer Podcast 19/20: Social Media & The Writer Round Table

To tackle the immense, cutting edge topic of social networking for the writer, we needed to call in a panel of experts… in a round table discussion set in a cool 3D environment, our three esteemed guests were Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and Jamie Livingston of #Scriptchat, and Joshua Stecker of Script Magazine; Gray Jones,...