Screenwriting Competitions Are Worth More Than You Think

Google “screenwriting competitions” and you will get a bazillion links to all kinds of articles on the subject. by Phil Parker Most will tell you that there are only half a dozen or so that are worth the price of admission- The Nicholl Fellowships, the Austin Screenwriter’s Festival, Scriptpipeline, the Page Awards, Zoetrope, Big Break, … Read more

[Video]: Writers Roundtable

A look at the life of the modern film and TV writer: The Hollywood Reporter sits down with Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), Jon Favreau (Chef), Chris Rock (Top Five), Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) join THR’s executive editor Matt Belloni.

Concept In Screenwriting [Do You Understand It?]

The screen industry has changed dramatically over the past decade. Not only have independent dramas all but disappeared, many of the cinemas that used to program them have too. It is now more difficult than ever to get a screenplay optioned or sold, if it doesn’t appeal to the main movie-going demographics. Being a great … Read more

Best of the Web 16 Nov

Story & Structure :: Gone Girl script :: The Writer Of “Interstellar” Thinks We Need To Leave Earth Script Perfection :: The Imitation Game’ – Interview with Screenwriter Graham Moore :: Sorkin Discusses Jobs Movies and the Pressures of Writing Pitching & Selling :: The Black List Analysed. Would it Help You in Picking Genres? … Read more