Five Things Star Wars Borrowed from American Graffiti

Five Things Star Wars Borrowed from American Graffiti

The Film Independent screening of American Graffiti at LACMA followed by a Q&A with director Rian Johnson felt like a
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Five Plot Point Breakdown: Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Five Plot Point Breakdown: Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Screenplay Genre: Action/Action/Adventure Movie Time: 112 minutes 1. INCITING INCIDENT Michael J. Dundee (Paul Hogan), known as “Mick”, is living
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First Ten Pages: Mother! (2017)

First Ten Pages: Mother! (2017)

Screenplay by: Darren Aronofsky  Disclaimer: as any film, much can be open to interpretation. But with Mother!, especially so. Below are
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Box Office Recap — January 16, 2018

Box Office Recap — January 16, 2018

With a move into China and $300MM-plus foreign box office, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle train keeps rolling with no
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From the Desk of Richard Walter: Right Place, Right Time

From the Desk of Richard Walter: Right Place, Right Time

I first came to California in August of 1966 for what I thought would be a three week visit. Instead of
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From Script to Screen: The Wolf of Wall Street

From Script to Screen: The Wolf of Wall Street

Quentin Tarantino. Aaron Sorkin. David Mamet. Martin Scorsese. If there’s one thing all four have in common, it’s a distinctive
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5 PLOT POINT BREAKDOWNS

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…

Five Plot Point Breakdown: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Family Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Melissa Mathison Runtime: 115 min SYNOPSIS: After a gentle alien becomes stranded…

UPCOMING COMPETITION DEADLINES


ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: March 1st, 2018

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

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

The Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: January 31st, 2018

ScreenCraft Film Fund

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: June 30th, 2018

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: February 9th, 2018
Final Deadline: March 30th, 2018

Diverse Voices

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2018