How to Be a Screenwriter

How to Be a Screenwriter

Are your dreams are full of action paragraphs, headlines, dialogue lines, and parentheticals? Is it your hope to one day
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Screenwriting Wisdom from FIGHT CLUB Writer Jim Uhls

Screenwriting Wisdom from FIGHT CLUB Writer Jim Uhls

Fight Club screenwriter Jim Uhls offers words of screenwriting wisdom.Welcome to our ongoing Learning from the Masters and Industry Insiders
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The Most Important Element of Cinematic Dialogue

The Most Important Element of Cinematic Dialogue

What is the most important element of dialogue in screenplays?Welcome to our ongoing Learning from the Masters and Industry Insiders
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John August on How to Write Better Action

John August on How to Write Better Action

What does Hollywood Screenwriter John August suggest for screenwriters that want to write better action?Welcome to our ongoing Learning from the
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3 Researching Tips from the Creator of SHERLOCK

3 Researching Tips from the Creator of SHERLOCK

How are some great researching tips that screenwriters can utilize while researching their period piece screenplays?Welcome to our ongoing Learning
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Top 10 Themes of Pixar Movies

Top 10 Themes of Pixar Movies

What are the top themes explored in Pixar movies and what can screenwriters learn from them?Welcome to our ongoing Learning from
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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


Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: July 22nd, 2019
Final Deadline: July 29th, 2019

Big Break

Next Deadline: July 23rd, 2019
Final Deadline: July 23rd, 2019

ScreenCraft Shorts Competition

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

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Next Deadline: September 27th, 2019
Final Deadline: November 15th, 2019

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Next Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: September 30th, 2019

Shore Scripts Feature Contest

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