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Podcasting for Screenwriters

Recently, podcasting has become my side hustle. It's so fun and amazing to write, produce and release something to the world, that I wanted to share how I'm doing it. Maybe it's something that will interest my other screenwriting buds... Continue Reading →

Outline Fast

Got Outlines? Yes, outlining can be a pain or the greatest tool in your writer kit. I made a little video about how to outline fast for Script Summit. Now that it's over, I'm sharing it with you! Happy outlining!... Continue Reading →

Filmmakers Beware!

As screenwriters, we also tend to wear multiple hats to get our scripts filmed---which is why I wanted to share the article below. It spells out why all film festivals are not created equal. (Just like all screenplay competitions!) Nine... Continue Reading →

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 →

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