First Ten Pages: Quills (2000)

First Ten Pages: Quills (2000)

Screenplay by: Doug Wright Geoffrey Rush stars as the Marquis de Sade in a screenplay beautifully written by Doug Wright. Let's
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Screenwriting 101: Entering a New World

Screenwriting 101: Entering a New World

By: Matt van Onselen It’s one of the main reasons we watch movies: the moment our lead character or characters leave
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Screenwriting Lessons From Martin McDonagh and Sam Rockwell

Screenwriting Lessons From Martin McDonagh and Sam Rockwell

By Tom Dever Sustaining a cacophonous banter similar to the signature dialogue of his films, screenwriter Martin McDonagh, joined by actor
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Three Lessons from Angelina Jolie’s AFI Q&A

Three Lessons from Angelina Jolie’s AFI Q&A

By: Tom Dever In a packed Egyptian Theatre with more than six hundred in attendance, Angelina Jolie spoke gracefully about her
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First Ten Page Breakdown: The “Stranger Things” Pilot

First Ten Page Breakdown: The “Stranger Things” Pilot

Script breakdown by: Travis Maiuro Written by: The Duffer Brothers Originally titled Montauk (which is the version this breakdown is focusing on),
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Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 11/13/2017

Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 11/13/2017

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news,
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Suspense. It’s a concept associated with horror and yet seldom the focal point – well at least not in this day…

Review: Logan Delivers Brutal, Beautiful Sendoff

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After Days of Future Past and the personification of doom that was Apocalypse, one might be excused for wondering whether…

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 is a Satisfyingly Symphonic Sequel

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Keanu Reeves returns as the titular protagonist, a retired hit man who just wants to grieve in peace.   Everything…

Review: The Red Turtle Says More With Less

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Simplicity can be a complex thing.  Take the old folktale of Trang Quynh, for example – a recipient of the…

UPCOMING COMPETITION DEADLINES

WeScreenplay Feature Contest

Next Deadline: November 17th, 2017
Final Deadline: December 15th, 2017

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: December 1st, 2017
Final Deadline: December 1st, 2017

The Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: December 14th, 2017
Final Deadline: January 31st, 2018