Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 10/23/2017

Calling All Writers: Weekly Contest Roundup – 10/23/2017

Welcome back to The Script Lab’s weekly screenwriting contest roundup – our gathering of all the latest in contest news,
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What Writers Can Learn from 2017’s Confusing Summer Box-Office

What Writers Can Learn from 2017’s Confusing Summer Box-Office

By Britton Perelman This year’s summer selection of new movies at the theaters set a record — and not a good
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From Mad Max to Blade Runner: How to Make a Long-Awaited Sequel Work

From Mad Max to Blade Runner: How to Make a Long-Awaited Sequel Work

More of the same, yet different. That’s the hurdle facing screenwriters with sequels. Bring back enough of what audiences liked—the
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Screenwriting 101: Three Common Features of 2017’s Awards Contenders

Screenwriting 101: Three Common Features of 2017’s Awards Contenders

Written by: Christopher Osterndorf Fall is here, and in Hollywood, that means one thing: Oscar season. Around this time every year, studios
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Interview: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce on Why His Screenplay is “technically all wrong”

Interview: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Writer Frank Cottrell Boyce on Why His Screenplay is “technically all wrong”

By Shanee Edwards Most of us grew up with the Winnie-the-Pooh books that feature Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga and Roo.
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The Great Screenwriters: Part 16 – Robert Towne

The Great Screenwriters: Part 16 – Robert Towne

Chinatown (1974) really should have a silent ‘e’ - “Chinatowne” – because for all the brilliance of its other creators
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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

ScreenCraft Film Fund

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

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: November 11th, 2017
Final Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: November 16th, 2017
Final Deadline: January 4th, 2018