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Be somebody spectacular.
05/29/2021

Be somebody spectacular.

Be somebody spectacular.

Life is more than one genre.
05/29/2021

Life is more than one genre.

Life is more than one genre.

"I worry that I started too late, but then I tell myself, “Well, you have SO much more interesting things to say now!” I...
05/28/2021
Subtext Series: Sid Patwa - ScreenCraft

"I worry that I started too late, but then I tell myself, “Well, you have SO much more interesting things to say now!” I think we will always have worry, the best thing to do is accept it, embrace it, and keep pushing to make dope sh*t."

Read more about Sid's journey from sale to being a repped screenwriter:
https://screencraft.org/2021/05/28/subtext-series-sid-patwa/

The Beginning I grew up in Dayton, Ohio with parents that both came from tiny towns/farms in India. I had two sets of friends: The...

If your writing has been feeling stale, you might just need a change of scenery — or genre — to get the creative juices ...
05/28/2021
7 Popular Screenplay Genres to Explore Right Now - ScreenCraft

If your writing has been feeling stale, you might just need a change of scenery — or genre — to get the creative juices flowing again. Who knows, you might even open up some new doors and make new contacts in a genre you never expected.

Let's explore ⬇️

Learn how to write a screenplay for one of these 7 popular screenplay genres including niche tips, tricks, and techniques to sell your script

From Rick and Morty to Toy Story - animation is for everyone. What stories do you have to tell? ⁠Check out our jury: ⭐️ ...
05/28/2021
Animation - ScreenCraft

From Rick and Morty to Toy Story - animation is for everyone. What stories do you have to tell? ⁠

Check out our jury:
⭐️ Henry Selick -BAFTA, Annie-Winning, Oscar-Nominated Director and Writer⁠
Director behind lauded stop-motion animation films THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, CORALINE and more. He is writing and directing the upcoming stop-motion film WENDELL AND WILD with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.⁠

⭐️ Lindsay Doran - Producer, Executive and Story Consultant⁠
Producer behind STRANGER THAN FICTION, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, NANNY MCPHEE and more, and recently is the story consultant behind blockbuster animation films THE LEGO MOVIE, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE MITCHELL’S VS. THE MACHINES on Netflix and many more.⁠

⭐️ Bryan Davidson - Director of Animation Development, Skydance Animation⁠
Oversees animation development, such as upcoming LUCK, SPELLBOUND and THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA. Prior to that he was Senior Creative Executive for Disney Animation, where he developed titles including WRECK-IT RALPH, TANGLED, ZOOTOPIA and FROZEN.⁠

⭐️ Sharon Bordas - President, Mindshow Animation⁠
President of Mindshow, an Emmy-nominated CG animation company that merges video game technology, visual effects, and machine learning. Bordas was formerly VP of Scripted Series at Lifetime Television, and has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry.⁠

⭐️ Edward Mejia - Executive Director of Current Series, Disney Television Animation⁠
Oversees multiple shows for Disney Channels and Disney+, including the Emmy Award-winning MICKEY MOUSE cartoons, the critically acclaimed DUCKTALES reboot, and the upcoming MONSTERS AT WORK series. A 16-year Disney veteran, he also developed pilots for fan-favorite shows STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL and WANDER OVER YONDER.

Whether you’re writing a family-friendly animated movie or an adult-oriented animated series, our animation judges are seeking great scripts with fresh voices.

The “drama” genre has evolved from an all-encompassing understanding of performance art into a more precise manner of st...
05/27/2021
6 Essential Traits of a Great Drama Screenplay - ScreenCraft

The “drama” genre has evolved from an all-encompassing understanding of performance art into a more precise manner of storytelling.

Here are the most important parts of an amazing drama screenplay.

Drama strikes at the heart of what it means to be human. The “drama” genre has evolved from an all-encompassing understanding of performance art into...

We are offering grants to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and docume...
05/27/2021
Film Fund - ScreenCraft

We are offering grants to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Now accepting submissions from around the world!

Click for details.

In addition to up to $30k in finishing funds, it provides you continued commitment and support. Past films have screened at Cannes, Sundance, Slamdance & SXSW.

Be good to yourself.
05/25/2021

Be good to yourself.

Be good to yourself.

In writing and selling sci-fi and fantasy films, the name of the game is IP (Intellectual Properties). More takeaways fr...
05/25/2021
5 Takeaways from 'Making and Selling Great Sci-Fi & Fantasy' - ScreenCraft

In writing and selling sci-fi and fantasy films, the name of the game is IP (Intellectual Properties). More takeaways from our highly informative panel ⬇️

ScreenCraft recently hosted a panel discussion, “Making and Selling Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy,” on Facebook Live. Moderated by last year’s winner, Emily Rose Laochua, the panel consisted...

Action & Adventure films create an active experience for the audience. Whether it’s a pressure cooker moment, a ticking ...
05/25/2021
Action & Adventure - ScreenCraft

Action & Adventure films create an active experience for the audience. Whether it’s a pressure cooker moment, a ticking clock, or saving the world from destruction, the high stakes usually have an audience on the edge of their seats and are a common box office draw. Submit your feature or TV Pilot to our screenplay competition!

Take a look at the jury:⁠

🔥 Grey Cusak - Film Executive⁠
Grey has worked in development at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Hasbro Studios, Fox 2000 Pictures, and Secret Hideout⁠

🔥 Steven De Souza - Screenwriter⁠
A writer and producer, renowned for the action classic DIE HARD, as well as COMMANDO, DIE HARD 2, KNIGHT RIDER, 48 HRS, THE RUNNING MAN, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE and more. He has been nominated twice for the Edgar Allen Poe award and the Saturn award and was honored with the Norman Lear Award for Lifetime Achievement in writing.⁠

🔥 Tatiana Suarez-Pico - TV Writer & Playwright⁠
Suarez-Pico has written for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, SNOWFALL, IRON FIST, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS and Amazon's HUNTERS among others. She’s currently writing a feature for Paramount and developing a TV show for Amazon. Tatiana is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and has an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School University.⁠

🔥 Michael Chung - Motion Picture Literary Agent⁠
Michael started his career in the mailroom at UTA. He later joined Verve Talent Agency and worked his way to his current role as an Agent. His clients include Adele Lim, writer of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, Peter Hoare, writer of DOWN UNDER COVER, as well as writers for shows like CHICAGO FIRE, COUNTERPART and THE ROOKIE.

High stakes action movies and sweeping adventure TV series have thrilled audiences around the world for decades. We want to read those scripts.

05/25/2021
SCREENWRITING PANEL: Raise the Stakes: How to Write Action & Adventure that Sells

We spoke with screenwriters and executives about all things Action and Adventure!

Featuring Greg Russo, (Screenwriter of MORTAL KOMBAT, SPACE INVADERS, DEATH NOTE 2), Film Executive Grey Cusack, TV Writer and Showrunner Beth Schwartz (ARROW, SWEET TOOTH on Netflix) and Screenwriter Steven de Souza (DIE HARD, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER, etc).

There are many film grants out there that you can take advantage of. Your application will dictate whether or not you st...
05/24/2021
How to Write a Film Grant Cover Letter - ScreenCraft

There are many film grants out there that you can take advantage of. Your application will dictate whether or not you stand apart from that competition. And it all starts with the film grant first impression — the cover letter.

What should your cover letter to a film grant look like?

Congrats, Travis Kennedy Writing!"ScreenCraft changed everything for me. Participating in the contest gave me fantastic ...
05/24/2021

Congrats, Travis Kennedy Writing!

"ScreenCraft changed everything for me. Participating in the contest gave me fantastic exposure and drew attention from an industry expert, and then ScreenCraft facilitated introductions and offered coaching that ultimately led to an agent contract and interest from a major publishing imprint."

We love it when a project resonates like this with a competition judge. 🎉

Congrats, Travis Kennedy Writing!

"ScreenCraft changed everything for me. Participating in the contest gave me fantastic exposure and drew attention from an industry expert, and then ScreenCraft facilitated introductions and offered coaching that ultimately led to an agent contract and interest from a major publishing imprint."

We love it when a project resonates like this with a competition judge. 🎉

Get ahead of your audience.
05/24/2021

Get ahead of your audience.

Get ahead of your audience.

It takes unrestrained imagination to explore new worlds and character connections through timeless fantasy and awe-inspi...
05/23/2021
Sci-Fi & Fantasy - ScreenCraft

It takes unrestrained imagination to explore new worlds and character connections through timeless fantasy and awe-inspiring science fiction, and the best scripts in these genres are nothing short of magical.

Click for details!

Check out our stellar jury:⁠
👽 Terry Matalas - TV Writer, Director and Showrunner⁠
Co-created and was showrunner of the television series 12 MONKEYS, which ran for four seasons on SyFy. His recent works include MACGYVER and he currently serves as the showrunner for STAR TREK: PICARD for CBS.⁠

👽 Jordan Goldberg - TV Writer and Producer⁠
Worked on the blockbuster franchise THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, was a co-producer on INCEPTION, and an Executive Producer on INTERSTELLAR. Currently, he is a writer on the acclaimed HBO show WESTWORLD.⁠

👽 Samantha Crawley - Director of Development, Skybound Entertainment⁠
Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company, known for THE WALKING DEAD among other titles. Previously she worked on movies such as JURASSIC WORLD, PITCH PERFECT and WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.⁠

👽 Mette Norkjaer - Creative Executive, BOOM! Studios⁠
BOOM! Studios is a production company and comic book publisher with first-look deal at Netflix. Mette oversees TV and Film adaptations based on the BOOM! Studios library that includes Eisner-winning titles, and upcoming MALIGNANT from director James Wan.⁠

👽 Gabriel Mena - Literary Manager and Partner, M88⁠
Launched in 2020, M88 works to support and amplify the next generation of artists and cultural leaders, representing storytellers, actors, writers and multi-hyphenates.

Sci-Fi & fantasy films take an audience on a spellbinding journey. If you can wow our Hollywood judges, we’d love to read your feature or TV pilot!

A magical place.
05/22/2021

A magical place.

A magical place.

Do you have a script for the next Sound of Metal, Promising Young Woman, This is Us or Ozark? We want to hear from you!⁠...
05/22/2021
Drama - ScreenCraft

Do you have a script for the next Sound of Metal, Promising Young Woman, This is Us or Ozark? We want to hear from you!⁠

Details and to submit at the link in bio.⁠

Our judges: ⁠
🏆 Aaron Guzikowski - Screenwriter, TV Creator & Exec Producer⁠
Creator and Executive Producer of the sci-fi series RAISED BY WOLVES. He wrote the Oscar-nominated film PRISONERS for Warner Bros, as well as THE WOLFMAN and PAPILLON starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. He is also the Creator and Exec. Producer of the Sundance Channel thriller series THE RED ROAD starring Jason Momoa.⁠

🏆 Sacha Ben Harroche - Academy Award-Nominated, Independent Spirit Award-Winning Producer⁠
Producer of 2021’s breakthrough drama THE SOUND OF METAL (Academy Award-Nominee, Best Picture; Winner, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature). He also produced Chloé Zhao’s film THE RIDER, which was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, the Humanitas Prize and won the Gotham Award, among others.⁠

🏆 Eric Haywood - TV Writer, Co-Exec Producer and Director⁠
Wrote for PRIVATE PRACTICE, Showtime’s SOUL FOOD, Fox’s drama hit EMPIRE, and most recently was co-executive producer for Starz’s POWER and ABC's FOR LIFE. He is currently a co-executive producer for NBC’s MANIFEST, and began his career directing and producing music videos featuring such artists as Usher, Cee-Lo Green, Outkast, Ice-T, and Tupac Shakur.⁠

🏆 Nellie Reed - Senior Vice President, Television, Color Force⁠
Color Force is the company behind multi Emmy and Golden Globe-winning shows POSE, AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE, THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, as well as films such as THE HUNGER GAMES, CRAZY RICH ASIANS and more. She currently oversees the TV production slate including the buying and development of future projects.⁠

🏆 Mark Bomback - Screenwriter, TV Creator & Exec Producer⁠
Creator and Exec. Producer of Apple TV+’s DEFENDING JACOB. Feature screenwriting credits include THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, INSURGENT, THE WOLVERINE, UNSTOPPABLE, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, DECEPTION, and upcoming WHITE BIRD

With a focus on emotional impact, whether you’re writing a romantic drama film, or a historical epic TV series, our judges want to read your script.

Congratulations, Astrid Scholte !!⁠⁠"ScreenCraft provided me with direct connections with people in the industry that we...
05/21/2021

Congratulations, Astrid Scholte !!⁠

"ScreenCraft provided me with direct connections with people in the industry that were looking for work like mine and I ended up signing with Gravity Squared Entertainment - a connection I never would have made on my own." ⁠

“We loved FOUR DEAD QUEENS, it’s such a powerful debut novel, and we’re so excited to start working with Astrid.” ⁠
– John W. Beach, Gravity Squared Entertainment

Our Cinematic Book competition opens later this year. Check it out: https://screencraft.org/book/

Congratulations, Astrid Scholte !!⁠

"ScreenCraft provided me with direct connections with people in the industry that were looking for work like mine and I ended up signing with Gravity Squared Entertainment - a connection I never would have made on my own." ⁠

“We loved FOUR DEAD QUEENS, it’s such a powerful debut novel, and we’re so excited to start working with Astrid.” ⁠
– John W. Beach, Gravity Squared Entertainment

Our Cinematic Book competition opens later this year. Check it out: https://screencraft.org/book/

Script pacing is the single most important element to the experience of reading a screenplay. And a script that’s easier...
05/21/2021
3 Simple Tips to Speed Up Script Pacing - ScreenCraft

Script pacing is the single most important element to the experience of reading a screenplay. And a script that’s easier to read is almost always a script that’s more fun to read.

Make your script faster and easier to read with these 3 simple screenwriting hacks. Script pacing matters. Here's how to make your script fly

Gia Coppola strives for authenticity in her work and mostly gets it in "Mainstream", which stars Andrew Garfield and May...
05/21/2021
5 Lessons 'Mainstream' Writer/Director Gia Coppola Can Teach You About Storytelling - ScreenCraft

Gia Coppola strives for authenticity in her work and mostly gets it in "Mainstream", which stars Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke, even if that can look ugly, annoying, and nightmarish at times.

Here are her five pieces of advice for screenwriters.

If Gia Coppola’s first feature film, Palo Alto (2013), explored teen angst and the search for meaningful connection, Mainstream has graduated to the 20-something extension of that search,...

Don't wait for someone else - you are your best advocate.
05/20/2021

Don't wait for someone else - you are your best advocate.

Don't wait for someone else - you are your best advocate.

Screenwriter Stephany Folsom was one rejected script away from packing it all in and giving up on her Hollywood dream. S...
05/20/2021
5 Screenwriting Tips From TOY STORY 4 Writer Stephany Folsom - ScreenCraft

Screenwriter Stephany Folsom was one rejected script away from packing it all in and giving up on her Hollywood dream. Six years later, she’s huddled up with the magic-makers of Pixar, working on the script for Toy Story 4.

Here are her tips for writing.

Screenwriter Stephany Folsom was one rejected script away from packing it all in and giving up on her Hollywood dream. Six years later, she’s huddled...

Join us for Raise the Stakes: How to Write Action & Adventure that Sells, an in-depth conversation with Writers, Produce...
05/19/2021
Screenwriting Panel Event - ScreenCraft

Join us for Raise the Stakes: How to Write Action & Adventure that Sells, an in-depth conversation with Writers, Producers and Executives, about how to make gripping Action & Adventure films and TV, and how those skills can be used to elevate writing across all the genres.

Monday, May 24th at 5:00 pm PST // 8:00 pm EST – LIVE!

Click to reserve your spot for free!
https://screencraft.org/virtual-events/

ScreenCraft's event series of panels and live interviews, a chance to learn directly from award-winning screenwriters, producers, agents, managers and other industry professionals. It's free. Join us!

Looking to mix up your TV drama structure? Let's take a look at the pilot episode of one of the most loved TV dramas in ...
05/18/2021
TV Drama Breakdown: Explore the Act Structure of 'This is Us' - ScreenCraft

Looking to mix up your TV drama structure? Let's take a look at the pilot episode of one of the most loved TV dramas in recent memory: This Is Us.

What can the pilot script for the critically-acclaimed hit show This Is Us teach budding television writers about TV drama structure? Before we dive into...

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Hello everyone, I was wondering if there were fellow screenwriters on this page who would be interested in being part of a user's group, where we would share our scripts and then meet virtually every few weeks to discuss what we've written, offer feedback, or just share stories of our struggles. I imagine we could keep it small at first, and then open it up to more people if we find it beneficial. Is this something followers of this page would be interested in?
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