The Biggest Screenwriting Competitions of 2019

The Biggest Screenwriting Competitions of 2019

If you're reading this blog post, you're probably wondering, "how many submissions does a script competition receive?" We surveyed Hollywood's
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Screenwriting Misconceptions: The Vomit Draft

Screenwriting Misconceptions: The Vomit Draft

What are some of the most common screenwriting misconceptions — and what can screenwriters learn from them?Welcome to our ongoing
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5 Tips for Writing an Unlikable Protagonist Like the One in DESTROYER

5 Tips for Writing an Unlikable Protagonist Like the One in DESTROYER

As screenwriters, many of us are attracted to unlikable protagonists. Also called antiheroes these characters go to dark places emotionally
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Top 10 Exceptional Sci-Fi Films

Top 10 Exceptional Sci-Fi Films

The best explanation of the difference between wisdom and knowledge that I have ever heard was provided by the Ireland
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How Music Completes Film with Mica Levi and Daniel Lopatin

How Music Completes Film with Mica Levi and Daniel Lopatin

Oftentimes, music is the element that we most remember from a film. A theme can chill us to the bone,
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2018 Awards Season Scripts Available for Download

2018 Awards Season Scripts Available for Download

Do you want to read the screenplays of the films in the running for the 2018 Awards Season? Look no
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SCREENWRITING NEWS

5 PLOT POINT BREAKDOWNS

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Romancing the Stone (1984)

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Screenplay by: Diane Thomas Breakdown by: Anthony Faust Genre: Action/Romance Runtime: 106 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is…

Five Plot Point Breakdown: The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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Screenplay Genre: Drama/Teen film Movie Time: 104 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Richard (Glenn Kohan) and Emmeline (Elva Josephson) Lestrange are…

Quick Change (1990)

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Screenplay Genre: Crime film/Heist film Movie Time: 89 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Grimm (Bill Murray) is just another balloon-holding clown…

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Three O’Clock High (1987)

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Screenplay by: Richard Christian Matheson Genre: Farce/Teen Film Movie Time: 101 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT There is a new kid…

UPCOMING COMPETITION DEADLINES


Humanitas New Voices

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: March 31st, 2019

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: January 25th, 2019
Final Deadline: May 24th, 2019

ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Diverse Voices

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2019

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: February 28th, 2019

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2019