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Screenwriting Contest Debate

Lately, a lot of posts have been popping up in my social media accounts about how the feedback from Screenwriting Contests drastically varies for the same script. Contest #1 can rate a script high and point out great characters, while... Continue Reading →

Pop Art Takes On Die Hard

Something fun for your ears! Found a great new podcast where Hollywood reader, screenwriter and script consultant Howard Casner interviews people about a favorite--and usually iconic--movie. He spoke with our own Ann Kimbrough about our favorite action film, DIE HARD!... Continue Reading →

Must Read – Reading List 2020

From screenwriting books to fiction, you'll love this reading list! It's been collected by our talented friend Paul Zeidman. Thanks, Paul! A Treasure Trove of Creative Riches by Maximum Z  

Do You Pass the Test?

If you haven't heard, it helps if your script can pass a few tests. The most common is the Bechdel Test, which mainly looks for two female characters to have a conversation that isn't about a man. But, if you... Continue Reading →

Kindle Discount: “Guide for Every Screenwriter”

Right now, The Guide for Every Screenwriter is $2.99 on Kindle. The book is by a friend of Screenwriters Daily Dose, Geoffrey Calhoun. Not only does he run Script Summit, a great contest with sweet cash prizes, but he's also... Continue Reading →

Screenwriting Pitfall #10: Waiting Game

Everyone plays the waiting game, and it sure can be the hardest part of pitching your script. It becomes a mind game of when should you follow-up, how do you follow-up and how long should it really take a producer... Continue Reading →

Book to Script for Riseley

More great news from one of our Screenwriters Beat panelists!  Margaret Riseley lands writing assignment with Producer Mark Castaldo and his Destiny Pictures. Margaret has been hired to rewrite a screenplay based on the book Chasing Victory by Joshua Shifrin. ... Continue Reading →

Two Tools You Need!

Back to share some short film wisdom is guest blogger, filmmaker Harvey Puttock. Thanks, Harvey, we're excited to have you back on the Beat! I recently wrote and directed a short film called Yes, Virginia that we’re currently crowdfunding on... Continue Reading →

Good News for Diversity?

Latino screenwriters take note. There's a new Hollywood list coming out focused solely on the best-unproduced Latino stories and scripts.  "The Black List Launches The Latinx List" by Dino-Ray Ramos at Deadline Anything that promotes writers is a good thing,... Continue Reading →

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