Screenwriting 101: Humor and Bathos Done Right

Screenwriting 101: Humor and Bathos Done Right

Humor is a peculiar tool for a writer. Laughter can add layers to a character and woo an audience, but
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6 Things Greta Gerwig Learned About Writing from Being an Actress

6 Things Greta Gerwig Learned About Writing from Being an Actress

By: Shanee Edwards Honest, raw and funny, Lady Bird is a coming of age story about a high school senior, Christine
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Five Plot Point Breakdown: Romancing the Stone (1984)

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Romancing the Stone (1984)

Screenplay by: Diane Thomas Breakdown by: Anthony Faust Genre: Action/Romance Runtime: 106 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a romance novelist living in
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Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 12/4/2017

Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 12/4/2017

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news,
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Screenwriting 101: Making the Most of Your Rewrites

Screenwriting 101: Making the Most of Your Rewrites

By: Matt van Onselen Ah, rewrites. You’ve sweated bullets every day for months. You’ve had to dig deep into your soul on multiple
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First Ten Pages Breakdown: The Lost Boys (1987)

First Ten Pages Breakdown: The Lost Boys (1987)

Screenplay by: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam Breakdown by: Anthony Faust Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, and Jason Patric star in this
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Review: Get Out Delivers Uniquely Horrifying Commentary

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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


The Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

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

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: December 14th, 2017
Final Deadline: January 4th, 2018

WeScreenplay Feature Contest

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

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Final Deadline: May 22nd, 2018

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Next Deadline: January 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 16th, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: January 26th, 2018
Final Deadline: May 25th, 2018