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Cool Film Skill You Don’t Need to Know

Daily Dose: Filming Skills I'm being honest, you don't need to know this skill as a screenwriter, but it's soooo cool! It's called Lining a Script. I've never lined a script. But I should have. If you ever want to... Continue Reading →

$1 Option? Really?

Daily Dose: Career Moves Yes, really! The $1 option is a thing. Sadly for my bank account, it's a standard when it comes to optioning a screenplay. That doesn't mean the $1 option doesn't come with some questions... here's some... Continue Reading →

Pitching Plus

Daily Dose: Networking While this company offers many things to help screenwriters, liking video classes and online pitching, it creates an online film community like no one else. Second Up for a look at virtual pitch companies: Stage 32/Happy Writers. Yes, Stage... Continue Reading →

Virtual Pitching

Daily Dose: Pitching Thanks to the Internet, Hollywood producers are only a Skype call away. Several companies have popped up to connect screenwriters with executives. We will take a look at them one-by-one.  First up: Roadmap Writers Roadmap Services -... Continue Reading →

Keeping Up with Contests

Daily Dose: Contests Can a screenwriting contest launch a career?  Yes, but most of the time it's a networking and marketing tool for your script. So while it might not instantly lead to your A-List status, it could get your... Continue Reading →

Get Your IMDb Credits Here!

Daily Dose: Insider Tips A few years back, it became very popular to fund a friend's film project and get an Associate Producer credit for your IMDb page. (You know IMDb? It's an industry search engine that you want to... Continue Reading →

Looking for Screenwriters–Especially Canadians

Daily Dose: Submit Scripts Front Street Pictures has an online submission page for scripted TV and movies. They are open to all writers, but as a Vancouver-based company, they don't lose any points if they use a Canadian screenwriter. However,... Continue Reading →

What Genre to Write?

Daily Dose: Career Moves Two things play a huge part in screenplay marketing success: A High Concept Pitching a Marketable Genre Of course, you've got to write what you write. When it comes to 'timing' the market, however, if you don't... Continue Reading →

Good in a Room

Daily Dose: Career Move At some point, you will have to pitch. It pays to be good at this skill. Sometimes you'll be pitching a script or just an idea to fix a script... but you are always pitching yourself... Continue Reading →

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