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8 Quick Tips to Cut Length From Your Lines

Editing is a complex process built around story structure, character clarity, pacing, and a host of other elements. But there’s
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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Writer Beau Willimon on Why a 500-Year-Old Story is So Relevant Today

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Top 10 Movie Scenes with No Dialogue

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 As writers, it’s easy to rely on dialogue to tell the story. But often scripts include a lot more dialogue
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You’re probably supposed to be writing right now. Trust me, I get it. Whether you’re gunning for a deadline or
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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


WeScreenplay Feature Contest

Next Deadline: December 21st, 2018
Final Deadline: December 21st, 2018

Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition

Next Deadline: December 31st, 2018
Final Deadline: May 30th, 2019

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

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

HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition

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

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

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

Sun Valley Film Festival

Next Deadline: December 15th, 2018
Final Deadline: February 15th, 2019