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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries from STATE LIKE SLEEP Writer-Director Meredith Danluck

5 Tips for Writing Mysteries from STATE LIKE SLEEP Writer-Director Meredith Danluck

Set in the Brussels club scene, State Like Sleep is a noir mystery about a young grieving widow named Katherine
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Top 10 Conferences and Events for Screenwriters

Top 10 Conferences and Events for Screenwriters

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The Biggest Screenwriting Competitions of 2019

The Biggest Screenwriting Competitions of 2019

If you're reading this blog post, you're probably wondering, "how many submissions does a script competition receive?" We surveyed Hollywood's
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Screenwriting Misconceptions: The Vomit Draft

Screenwriting Misconceptions: The Vomit Draft

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5 Tips for Writing an Unlikable Protagonist Like the One in DESTROYER

5 Tips for Writing an Unlikable Protagonist Like the One in DESTROYER

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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

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: January 25th, 2019
Final Deadline: May 24th, 2019

ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: March 31st, 2019

Diverse Voices

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2019

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Next Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Final Deadline: February 28th, 2019

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Next Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Deadline: April 15th, 2019