10 Famous Screenwriters from Los Angeles

10 Famous Screenwriters from Los Angeles

Famous Screenwriters is a new series by The Script Lab for the new year, in which our resident cinema historian,
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9 Screenwriting Lessons from This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

9 Screenwriting Lessons from This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

Every year, just a handful of films make it to the top and win that golden statue. But all nominated
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The 11 Fundamental Questions with Aaron Mendelsohn

The 11 Fundamental Questions with Aaron Mendelsohn

Screenwriter Aaron Mendelsohn never tires of asking the same handful of questions. Like a reporter asking who, what, where, when,
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5 Ways to Reinvent Genres in Your Screenplays

5 Ways to Reinvent Genres in Your Screenplays

The best way for a screenwriter and their screenplays to break through is by reinventing the genres that Hollywood loves
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Screenwriting Lessons from the Best Reunion Movies

Screenwriting Lessons from the Best Reunion Movies

What screenwriting lessons can screenwriters learn from one of the most coveted cinematic subgenres — Reunion Movies?Everyone loves a great
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10 Famous Screenwriters from New York

10 Famous Screenwriters from New York

Famous Screenwriters is a new series by The Script Lab for the new year, in which our resident cinema historian,
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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

ScreenCraft Comedy Contest

Next Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2019

The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 30th, 2019

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Final Deadline: February 28th, 2019

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Final Deadline: May 30th, 2019

The Writers Lab

Next Deadline: March 14th, 2019
Final Deadline: March 28th, 2019