15 Writing Tips From Iconic Writer Rod Serling

15 Writing Tips From Iconic Writer Rod Serling

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Why is Screenwriting So Hard?

Why is Screenwriting So Hard?

Think about the last time you went to the movie theater. Ticket stub ripped, popcorn in hand, perfect seat found. You
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Essence of Storytelling: The Hero’s Journey with Chris Vogler

Essence of Storytelling: The Hero’s Journey with Chris Vogler

Veteran story consultant Christopher Vogler has been immersed in stories for so long, he can spot plot patterns on the
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10 Famous Screenwriters from Houston

10 Famous Screenwriters from Houston

Famous Screenwriters is a series by The Script Lab in which our resident cinema historian, Martin Keady, looks at the
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Screenwriting First Draft Tips From Acclaimed Screenwriters

Screenwriting First Draft Tips From Acclaimed Screenwriters

How do some of the most acclaimed screenwriters handle the first draft for each screenplay they write?Welcome to our ongoing
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How to Succeed the George Lucas Way

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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


HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

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

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: May 30th, 2019
Final Deadline: May 30th, 2019

ScreenCraft Shorts Competition

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: July 31st, 2019

Launch Pad Pilot Competition

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

The LAUNCH Million Dollar Student Screenplay Contest

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

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: June 6th, 2019
Final Deadline: November 15th, 2019