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Riseley Options Script!

Great news! Margaret Riseley has optioned her 2017 PAGE Awards feature finalist WOUNDED to Mark Castaldo, Destiny Pictures. "Margaret has written a strong genre piece," Castaldo said, known for My Run and The Perfect Nanny. "It's a commercial action/thriller that... Continue Reading →

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A Title that Sells Your Script

The all-powerful script title. It's the stuff of nightmares and hair pulling.  If you're lucky, the perfect title will just come to you. If you're normal, you'll work hard to find the perfect fit. You might even need to write... Continue Reading →

Women Writers Take Note

This is still a thing? Yikes! If you are a female writer for screen or television, you need to read this article from The Hollywood Reporter.  I Left the TV Business to Raise My Family and Now I Can't Get... Continue Reading →

Emailing to Producers?

We all do it. We send out email pitches. And if you are sending out emails, hoping they get noticed over all the other emails in a busy inbox, then you'll want to take note of this statistic: Thirty-three percent... Continue Reading →

Screenwriting Pitfall #9: Overpitching

Over the last six months, I’ve taken pitches through networking groups, online pitching sites, a film festival, a pitchfest and via direct emails. I’ve learned a lot about pitching—which is curious to me, because I have a lot of experience... Continue Reading →

Tense Thriller Slated for Streaming

Happy to announce that Media Distribution Partners has acquired Socio, by Danny Arroyo and Jacob Zetino, a tense thriller, focusing on a deadly female protagonist with a wicked sense of humor—and an insatiable vendetta. The project is currently being developed as a... Continue Reading →

Sell Your Idea to Netflix

Came across this article that is FULL of some great advice about how to pitch a television show. It includes some good examples and tantalizes all of us with the idea of pitching to Netflix. (Spoiler: a lone screenwriter needs... Continue Reading →

5 Tips to Write a Short Film

Joining us today is a guest blogger, filmmaker Harvey Puttock. Our thanks to Harvey for his valuable insight! Take it away Harvey! Let’s be honest, screenwriting can be tricky, otherwise, everyone would be doing it. But it’s a new year,... Continue Reading →

TV Writing Shift with Mini-Writing Rooms

A new trend has taken root in the world of television writing! If you want to write in this medium -- and every screenwriter should consider it -- you need to know about mini-writing rooms. They have some pros and... Continue Reading →

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