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    Reader E-Course Available

    The Script Department is now offering a correspondence course to teach the art and craft of becoming a production company reader. Here is the class summary:

    Week one:
    Overview of the Job Description
    Job Expectations
    11 Things You Better Know Right Now
    Understanding the Grid Categories
    Off grid Categories
    The Language and Tone of Coverage Reports

    Includes: three sample coverages

    Homework: watch 3:10 to YUMA, LEGALLY BLONDE and HOT FUZZ.

    Write a logline for each.
    Write a brief description of the theme of each, the character arc for the main character, who the antagonist is and what the first act break, second act break and midpoint were within the story.

    Week two:
    The Reader's Oath: No Harm, No Foul, No Lies
    Tenets of Being a Good reader
    Top 10 Things Readers Love and Hate
    Rating the Writer
    Writing the Synopsis
    Sample Synopses

    Homework: provide loglines and synopses for two sample scripts.

    Week three:
    Finding Reading Work; Accumulating Samples
    The Reader's Toolkit: Red Bull, Post-its and a Good Highlighter
    Writing the Full Coverage
    Speed and Efficiency; Tricks of the Trade

    Homework: Timed reading of two scripts.

    FINAL EXAM

    Provide full coverage for three scripts including a 2 page synopsis and 1 ½ pages of comments. Rate the writer and the project.

    Passing the final exam with flying colors, i.e., if I didn't already have so many great readers, I would hire you right now - will earn you a letter of recommendation from The Script Department as an entrée to potential reading jobs.

    Interested parties please email me HERE.

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    Seeking scripts for TV pilot - Deadline Sept. 15, 2008

    A new TV Pilot to be filmed - Deadline Sept. 15, 2008

    We are about to embark upon a new TV show developed right here in central Florida. It has a working title of "PLAY-Quest" (very likely to change), registered with the WGA-West in Los Angeles (WGA Reg.# 1266332). We will be seeking two groups of new and aspiring professionals: writers (Phase 1), and actors (Phase 2). This is a PHASE 1 search: new writers.

    We are seeking scripts for new authors to write new, one-act plays, approximately 7 minutes long, with "G" rated material, to be shown each week on TV with new actors to become a new, "2nd generation reality" TV show. There is no financial compensation for these submissions. Likewise, there are no "fees" for entries. There is the opportunity to be selected and to get full public recognition as the author, to be interviewed "iive" on the TV show, and perhaps even be hired as part of a spin-off series. The criteria and rules for submission are:

    1) Submission of either a signed SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (if by mail), or an attached PDF copy of the SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (if sent via email) with full mention in the first line of the email that the attached SUBMISSION AGREEMENT constitutes full agreement to it by the author.
    2) All plays must be "original material", which has not been published prior to this submission and competition.
    3) Each play when performed must be at least 7 minutes and no longer than 9 minutes.
    4) As a "one-act" play, this needs to be a "self-contained story" with a theme, plot, beginning, middle and end so as to tell a "story" and be entertaining to the audience.
    5) Plays must be designed for the most simple of theater sets: table, chairs, steps, simple or no backdrops, etc. An excellent example of "simple" is to view tapes of the original "Honeymooners" TV show (Jackie Gleason/Audrey Meadows/Art Carney...) of the 1950's. The entire show took place in a kitchen stage set. Plays must also contain at least 3 acting parts, and no more than 6 acting parts. A "narrator" if brief may also be included to "set the stage" for the play.
    6) All submissions must be in the following format:
    A) A complete written script on 8.5" x 11" white blank paper with 1" margins all around, double spaced with proper grammatical upper and lower case lettering, Arial or Times New Roman 14 point type, black ink.
    B) Each page should contain in a "header":
    i.) The type of play (ex: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, etc.)
    ii.) The name of the play
    iii.) The page number and total page numbers (ex: "Pg. 1 of 5")
    C) Each page should contain in a "footer":
    i.) Contact Name & Phone Number
    ii.) Contact Email Address
    iii.) Date of Submission shown as: MM/DD/YYYY
    D) Have a Cover Page that lists all pertinent information including:
    i.) Type of Play (Comedy, Drama, etc.)
    ii.) Name of Play
    iii.) Play Author(s)
    iv.) Complete contact information including main contact name, mailing address, telephone number, email address.

    7) The Plays must be targeted for "G" (General) rated prime-time TV audience viewing. Violence, sexual content, extreme political or religious views, or other controversial approaches will be disregarded. Think "Cosby Show", "Sesame Street", "Twilight Zone" or "Honeymooners": something anyone in the family regardless of age could watch with minimal chance of being offended. Topics can include virtually anything: family situations, school days, cowboy westerns, science fiction, historical drama, friendship, loving relationships, etc. Just have a creative quality entertaining "story" to tell. We reserve the full right to make these decisions in selecting creative, quality entertainment.

    8.) Submissions will NOT be returned (so keep your own copies!). Any plays that are selected for the show will be the property of the show for our airing.

    9.) Submissions can be either Email (the preferred method, sent to RomagnaCompanyLLC@gmail.com), or by US Mail (to Romagna Company LLC, 300 Sheoah Blvd, #505, Winter Springs, FL, 32708). If by Email, the author must attach 2 documents: 1 - the play script in either Microsoft WORD or PDF file format, and, 2- the SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (obtained from us via email). If by US Mail, both the play script and the SUBMISSION AGREEMENT must be signed, dated and submitted in printed form, single sided. Submissions must be postmarked or sent no later than midnight of September 15th, 2008.

    End of instructions.
    Gene Romagna / 321-276-6662.

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    Selling Screenwriting Library.

    I'm planning to move back home to Kauai early next spring, and before I go I'm selling my screenwriting and film library. Ten years worth of books, including all those assigned to me during the MFA program in screenwriting at UCLA. It's all on eBay, no reserve, with local pick-up on the west side of Los Angeles:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290258252641

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    Script Savvy Monthly Screenplay Contest - Final Deadline 10/31/08

    Hello Screenwriters!

    The Script Savvy Monthly Screenplay contest will be CLOSED for November and December of this year.

    That means there are ONLY TWO CONTESTS LEFT: September and October.

    Each month we choose a Winner that is recommended to our producer sponsors for production consideration, in addition to receiving multiple prizes that are designed to provide maximum industry exposure for those authors.

    At the end of the year ONE OF THOSE WINNERS will receive the
    YEAR-END GRAND PRIZE of $1000!


    Here are this year's results so far:
    Monthly Winners competing for the year-end $1000 prize:
    11/07 - Coming Clean by Mark Layne
    12/07 - Eclipse by Ron Brassfield
    01/08 - Crystal Death by Martin Stack
    02/08 - Nine Lives and the Great Mike Todd by Will Moore
    03/08 - You Like Chinese Food by Ryan Sager and Jacob Gershman
    04/08 - Death Doesn't Like Me by Steve Daniels
    05/08 - The Mind of a Political Assassin by Alan Cockrill/Stephen Lincoln
    06/08 - Road Hog by Dan Hart
    07/08 - Nowhere Man by Leslie Longworth-Weil
    08/08 - TBA
    09/08 - TBA
    10/08 - TBA
    November/December - closed

    Year-end $1000 prize winner will be announced in November!

    Basic Entry Fee = $35
    Feedback and Analysis services are also available.

    We hope you'll take this opportunity to submit your screenplay before we close for the Holiday Season.


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    Selling Screenwriting Library - One Day Left.

    My original post has been moved over here to the dead-letter thread, but just a reminder that there's a bit under one day left on the eBay auction of my screenwriting library.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290258252641

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    Upcoming/active screenwriting contests

    FYI - courtesy of www.MovieBytes.com here are calendar lists of screenwriting contests with submission deadlines in:

    September 2008
    October 2008
    November 2008
    December 2008

    Click any entry to find details and ratings for that contest.

    And a reminder to UK screenwriters, the 2008 Red Planet Writing Competition deadline is September 30th 2008.

    -Derek
    Last edited by dpaterso; 11-11-2008 at 03:08 AM. Reason: added Nov and Dec links - but check out MovieBytes.com for regular updates
    The Sunday night Flash Fiction Challenge - write a story in 90 minutes!
    Check out FFC forum (password=flashed)
    The challenge is open all week! If you dare.

    My web page! Stories, webcomics, omg screenplays too

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    2009 BlueCat Screenplay Contest CALL FOR ENTRIES

    The 2009 BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION is now open for submission of feature length screenplays!

    *Winner receives $10,000

    *Four finalists receive $1500

    *Every writer who submits to BlueCat receives a written script analysis of their screenplay
    Entry fee $50

    EARLY BIRD SCRIPT ANALYSIS:
    EARLY DEADLINE: December 1, 2008
    *Screenplays submitted by Dec 1 will receive their analysis by Jan 5
    REGULAR DEADLINE: March 2, 2009
    LATE DEADLINE: April 1, 2009 ($60 Entry Fee)
    SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submissions/call_for_entries.php


    BlueCat Screenplay Competition
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    Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship Program

    Developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship is designed to attract, develop and staff writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences on Nickelodeon Network productions.

    Operating in a three-phased structure, the Fellowship provides a salaried position for up to one year and offers hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animation television.

    This three-phased structure allows fellows an opportunity to nurture relationships with creators, network executives, line producers, head writers, showrunners and story editors.

    As part of their script writing, each fellow will be assigned to an Executive in Charge of Production and have an opportunity to write a spec script for an on-air Nickelodeon show.

    See website for further details and application procedure.
    http://www.nickwriting.com/

    Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but a worthwhile opportunity for anyone who has a passion for Nick shows. Application window runs from January 2nd to February 28th and is open to writers from around the world though those selected for the program will have to meet their own eligibility requirements for working in the United States. Those selected will also have to relocate to Burbank, CA for one year.
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    Writers on the Verge - Universal

    I don't know if this program is still active. However...

    Here's the link.
    "Crazy visions you got. Come with me to barber, we bleed you, you see right, everything good. I buy for you first leech."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiling Ted View Post
    I don't know if this program is still active. However...

    Here's the link.
    WB does one as well. They'll farm you out to shows as a non-union staff writer, and pick up your salary so its off the show's budget. But it's a great way to get your foot through the door.
    .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondchen View Post
    WB does one as well. They'll farm you out to shows as a non-union staff writer, and pick up your salary so its off the show's budget. But it's a great way to get your foot through the door.
    Do you know how I would find out about the WB program?

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    I don't, sorry. Only know they exist after discussing a budget with a line producer.
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    TEN (Balzer + Bray, on sale now)
    3:59 (Balzer + Bray, September 17, 2013)
    GET EVEN (Don't Get Mad, Book 1, Balzer + Bray, Fall 2014)
    GET DIRTY (Don't Get Mad, Book 2, Balzer + Bray, Fall 2015)

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    The 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards: $25,000 Grand Prize

    Entries are now being accepted in The 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition. This year the judges will present over $50,000 in Cash & Prizes, including a huge new $25,000 Grand Prize!

    Now in its sixth anniversary year, the PAGE Awards contest continues its track record of success: discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Since receiving their prizes, many PAGE Award winners have gone on to land writing assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their winning scripts, and several now have movies in various stages of production and release.

    In the latest news:

    The Irish adventure-fantasy script FAIRY CHILD, by 2008 Bronze Prize winner Eoin Rogers, is now in development with Cannon Production, Ireland, and NightSky Films, New York. Eoin has also been hired to write an action flick for director Dave Roddham, and he is working on a Celtic fantasy feature for BreakThru Films.

    The 2008 PAGE Silver Prize winning drama FIREWORKS, by U.K. scribes Hannah Robinson and Jonathan R. Hall, has been optioned by Concept Entertainment and Hannah is contracted to direct. Hannah and Jonathan are now represented by Frank Wuliger at the Gersh Agency in L.A.

    The supernatural thriller GOD SQUAD, by 2008 Bronze Prize winner Stephen Carter, has been optioned by director Matthiew Klinck. Stephen has been signed by Zero Gravity Management.

    Sarah Knight of Jo Films has optioned SHADY CREEK, by 2007 Silver Prize winner Russell Gilwee, and the movie is now officially in pre-production. Russell has just been hired to write another script for Jo Films.

    As a result of his 2007 PAGE win, Marc Conklin was signed by Beloved Management, and his Gold Prize winning comedy DEADBEAT BOYFRIENDS has now been optioned by L.A. producer James Rich, Jr.

    2005 Silver Prize winner Janet Lin is now a staff writer on the FOX TV series “Bones”. Her episode “The Skull in the Sculpture” aired November 5th.

    And 2005 Bronze Prize winner Martin McSweeney was recently commissioned to write an episode of “Seacht II” for Sterling TV. The show will air on BBC-TV and TG4 in 2009.

    This year, the judges will once again be presenting a total of 31 Awards in ten different genre categories. The winning screenwriters will receive over $50,000 in Cash & Prizes -- including a huge new $25,000 Grand Prize -- as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts.

    Most importantly, the PAGE Awards competition is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood insiders currently in search of new talent.

    For more information about the 2009 PAGE Awards competition, please visit: www.pageawards.com

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    Screenwriters - SPECIAL OFFER! (Ends Jan 22)

    GREAT AMERICAN SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
    presented by acefest

    Take advantage of this limited-time offer and receive 50%-off all entry fees! We're searching the country for the best American screenwriters. This is your chance to win cash, prizes and priceless industry exposure! Our regular deadline may have come and gone but we're opening the doors one last time for this special one-time promotion. So dig up those scripts that have been collecting dust and give them a chance to be scene.

    Visit http://www.acefest.com/screenplays/afpromo.shtml to redeem this exclusive discount.

    (Offer expires at Midnight EST, Thursday January 22, 2009)


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    Post Bridge International Screenplay Competition



    BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2009

    Accepting screenplays from Jan 21 - Apr 29

    Bridge International Screenplay Competition is your connection to thousands of industry contacts world-wide. Imagine your script in the hands of major studio executives, producers, agents and directors from around the globe. This competition is for serious writers with serious aspirations to get their work out there.

    Submit Your Script Now!

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    "Pitch your TV Series" Contest

    Filmaka brings to you an opportunity in the form of the "Pitch your TV Series" Contest. Send us your pitch statement which contains the story idea, character profiles and any other information that you want to send us . The Pitch should not be more than 5 pages. Filmaka will select up to 10 winners and each will receive Rs. 20,000 for their pitch statements. These Pitches will be shown to top television executives for their review. The winner will be given Rs. 1 Lakh to shoot a pilot.
    Drama, Crime, Comedy… absolutely anything. Let your imagination run wild. Speak to the people around you and get a pulse of things. The "Pitch Your TV series" contest will be on till 1st March 2009. For Details http://filmaka.in/

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    Screenwriting Competitions, Opportunities, Member Videos & Announcements

    The Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition strives to recognize and award the achievements of exceptional writers while assisting them in furthering their careers by producing winning shorts and opening doors for winning features. We also seek to assist writers of all levels in honing their craft through our complimentary feedback program.
    In addition to the competition, we offer comprehensive script analysis from our website. Moreover, all short finalists are invited to join our exclusive ScriptMatch network which matches scripts to qualified producers.
    All entrants receive feedback on their script following the announcement of the winners.
    We don't just make the winner's short film and then desert it. We will do everything in our power to get it out there and get recognition for our writers.
    The same goes for the winning features. We will do everything in our power to get .

    ETA - Website address
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    "Pitch your TV Series" Contest
    Filmaka brings to you an opportunity in the form of the "Pitch your TV Series" Contest. Send us your pitch statement which contains the story idea, character profiles and any other information that you want to send us . The Pitch should not be more than 5 pages. Filmaka will select up to 10 winners and each will receive Rs. 20,000 for their pitch statements. These Pitches will be shown to top television executives for their review. The winner will be given Rs. 1 Lakh to shoot a pilot.
    Drama, Crime, Comedy… absolutely anything. Let your imagination run wild. Speak to the people around you and get a pulse of things. The "Pitch Your TV series" contest will be on till 1st March 2009. For Details http://filmaka.in/
    So the winner gets roughly $400 USD and $100,000 to shoot the pilot.
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    Austin Film Festival competition:

    http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/screenplay

    Another one that just ended is American Zoetrope. Don't know when the next one starts, but the info may be on their site somewhere:

    http://www.zoetrope.com/contests/

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    Scriptapalooza

    11th Annual International Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

    regular deadline is March 5th

    www.scriptapalooza.com

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    Nashville Screenwriters Conference--Hollywood Comes To Nashville!

    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to post this information for anyone in the area... great opportunity to learn from Hollywood's best!



    Mark your calendars for the eleventh annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference (NSC). The enormously successful, open-to-the-public conference is set to take place May 29 - 31, 2009 at the historic Union Station hotel in downtown Nashville.NSC will bring Hollywood's top writers, producers, directors, managers, agents and other studio executives to Nashville to provide aspiring screenwriters and individuals interested in worlds of film and TV the opportunity to network, learn and explore the inner-workings of Hollywood.



    "Script Magazine" calls NSC "one of the best screenwriters conferences in America." NSC has continued to grow with each passing year and this year's conference will be no exception. The always popular "Music in Film & TV Luncheon" is returning to offer aspiring songwriters, composers and artists an opportunity to learn how to place their music in films and TV. In addition, rather than offering the purchase of sessions in bundles all panels will be available a la carte for purchasing individual tickets in order to accommodate attendees' interests, schedules and budgets.



    "Nashville has developed a reputation as a strong creative community and this conference is an exciting way to bring together that community with the creative forces of Hollywood," said Gary Haber, of Haber Corporation and a founder of NSC. "Those in attendance this year can expect an in-depth look at the worlds of film and television with thoughtful reflection on current events and trends in the industry."



    Last year's NSC was one of the most exciting yet, bringing some of the writing staff of "Grey's Anatomy," one of television's most popular shows, to Music City. As part of a special, half-day event, screenwriter Larry Wilson ("Beetlejuice" and "The Addams Family") offered "Method to Madness," the world's fastest screenwriting course. Ed Burns, Eric Kocher, David Simon andEvan Wright, the creative forces behind HBO's critically acclaimed "Generation Kill," provided a sneak preview of the series and hosted a rapid-fire Q&A about their show. The conference also featured insight into the Internet and how it is affecting the film and TV business while giving Nashville's creative community face-to-face dialogue with film and television writers.



    In its decade-long history, the conference has produced many success stories such as music placement within feature films including "August Rush," optioned screenplays and scriptwriters that have gone on to produce major television miniseries. Previous guests of NSC have included industry leaders from a variety of genres including John August (writer of "Big Fish," "Charlie's Angels" and "Go"), David Self (writer of "Road to Perdition" and "Thirteen Days"), Randall Wallace (writer of "Braveheart" and "Pearl Harbor"), Greg Walker (writer and executive producer of "Without A Trace") and David Hudgins (writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights"), as well as executives from New Line Cinema, Miramax Films, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, HBO, TNT, Fox, 821Entertainment, UTA, CAA, William Morris, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood.



    More details about this year's panels and participants will be announced soon. Tickets go fast! For the latest information or to get tickets, visit www.nashscreen.com.





    ABOUT THE NASHVILLE SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE:

    Founded in 1999, Nashville Screenwriters Conference was inspired and created by the multi-talented Karen Murphy (producer of "For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind," "Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman" and "This is Spinal Tap"), Les Bohem (writer/executive producer of "Taken," "Dante's Peak" and "Daylight"), as well as business manager and Nashville businessman, Gary Haber of Haber Corporation. The Nashville Screenwriters Conference is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

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    You’re an Idiot: Making Value from Reaction to your Screenwriting

    You’re an Idiot: Making Value from Reaction to your Screenwriting
    By Gordy Hoffman


    If you’re like me, if someone doesn’t like something about my screenplay, my very first reaction is always the same.


    You’re not as smart as me. If you knew what I knew, you would understand what I wrote. And you don’t understand what I wrote, because you don’t know as much as I do. About everything, in general. In short, life. You know, people. Planet Earth.


    If you really don’t understand what I’m doing in my script, my first feeling is I don’t respect you. I have contempt for you. I feel attacked personally, and with my feelings hurt, I want to denigrate your position, and while I won’t call you an idiot, basically the foundation of my exchange with you in the wake of you reading my script is you are, in fact, some kind of idiot.



    For the rest of the article and to read more by Gordy on screenwriting, visit www.bluecatscreenplay.com/news/advice.php.


    About the Author
    Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has written and directed three digital shorts for Fox Searchlight. He made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno Intl Film Festival. He is the founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Dedicated to develop and celebrate the undiscovered screenwriter, BlueCat provides written script analysis on every script entered. In addition, Gordy acts as a script consultant for screenwriters, offering personalized feedback on their scripts through his consultation service, www.screenplaynotes.com.
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    Post AAA Screenplay Contest: AAA = Access, Acclaim, Achievement



    "AAA" Stands for Access, Acclaim, Achievement


    THE WINTER-SPRING 2009 CONTEST
    IS NOW OPEN -- SEE DEADLINES BELOW


    First Prize Increased To Include $7,500 Cash
    All Winners Receive Access and Acclaim



    More Than $11,000 In Total Cash Prizes Plus Access and Acclaim

    Information: http://creativescreenwriting/com/aaa/index.html

    You've written the script, now let us help you get it through the door.

    Welcome to Creative Screenwriting's AAA (Access, Acclaim, Achievement) Screenplay Contest.


    The AAA Contest is looking for the best and most talented writers from around the world.

    If you have written a great screenplay, please allow us to bring your work to the
    attention of the industry and to help you bring it to the attention of the industry.

    Our Grand Prize winner will receive $7,500. Second Prize is $2,500 Cash. Third Prize
    is $1,000.


    Winners of all three prizes will receive multiple avenues of access:

    ● Agency/production company consideration--winning scripts and finalist
    loglines/synopses sent to 300+ companies;
    ● Pitch FREE to production companies, writers' agencies, and managers at

    the 2009 Screenwriting Expo (see http://screenwritingexpo.com/Golden-Pitch.html

    for details on pitching at the 2008 Expo;the 2009 pitch festival will be similar).


    ● Access to producers, agents, managers, and other writers through additional
    channels and partnerships which we will announce during the course of the contest.

    Two teleplay winners receive $500 each and agency consideration.

    All winners receive agency/production company consideration and access.

    We'll also send loglines and synopses for the top ten scripts to more than 300 agents,
    managers, and development executives who have requested them. Submit your best
    work in any genre.

    Submission Deadlines And Entry Fees
    (Deadlines Are All At Midnight On Sunday Nights)

    Early discount: 3/1/09 Feature $45 Teleplay $34
    The Deadline: 4/19/09 Feature $50 Teleplay $38
    1 last Rewrite: 5/3/09 Feature $55 Teleplay $40
    If we extend: ? Features $65 or more; Teleplay $50 or More


    Save $5 off posted fees above: Enter at our site at http://www.creativescreenwriting.com/aaa/step1.cfm
    or at:
    http://www.withoutabox.com/login/5442

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    Been a while but I've returned... gophergrrrl's Avatar
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    Helping New Writers

    Just wanted to invite all of the new writers out to my Screenwriting 101 blog at http://gophergrrrl.blogspot.com/ . I enjoy helping new writers, so I created this blog to concide with the beta reading that I do.

    So, if you're just starting out and need some assistance, stop by. Leave some comments or questions, I'll do my best to assist!

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    Cheeks like a Twelve Y/O Boy Hobbledehoy's Avatar
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    My Screenplay entitled "Furry Wars"

    I made my screenplay available online for anyone who wants to read it. I'm open for criticisms, praise, suggestions, disparaging remarks, etc. Hopefully, someone has time and interest, so they can reply with some feedback.

    I've semi'd bluecat and placed as a finalist in xtreme screenwriting competition. I've also created a thread in share your work, so admins can delete this one if it violates TOS or something of that nature.

    http://furrywars.fortunecity.com/
    Last edited by Hobbledehoy; 02-27-2009 at 12:51 AM.

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