9 Do's & Don'ts From the Perspective of a Major Literary Manager
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by Ken Miyamoto
3d ago
Bellevue Productions is one of the leading management companies in Hollywood. One of its premiere executives is John Zaozirney, President of Feature Film Production and Literary Management. In 2021, he compiled a list of Twitter threads that offers some of the best advice that screenwriters can follow. This advice can especially help screenwriters when they are looking to market their script to a literary manager. From that list, we feature some of the major things to avoid when marketing your scripts to literary management companies, production companies, and literary managers. Let's uncover ..read more
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2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Winners
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by ScreenCraft
3d ago
We're excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations! Overall Winner Merciless by Corinna Jill 1854. A widow with a scandalous secret that could cost her life inherits a growing California township from her high-ranking political husband. As threats to her survival grow, she embarks on leading a fierce gang of women into a world of murder and chaos. Feature Winner The Monsters of Saint Margaret by Rachel Stevens A lonely and confused trans kid meets a frightening, feral swamp dwel ..read more
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2023 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest Semifinalists
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by ScreenCraft
3d ago
Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 700 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on February 15th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here. Here are the Semifinalists: A Great Fresco of Stupidity Luke Krueger A Lovely Day to Kill Your Spouse Lindsey Brown Alexa, Play Alexa Elmy All ..read more
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2023 ScreenCraft Horror Competition Semifinalists
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by ScreenCraft
3d ago
Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft Horror Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,700 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on February 15th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here. Here are the Semifinalists: 'Til it Consumes You Lewis H. Mackie A Grave Unstill Philippe D'Imperio A Hallmark Horror Mike Langer A Worm ..read more
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What Fandango's 2023 Most Anticipated Movies Can Teach Screenwriters
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by Ken Miyamoto
3d ago
Whether you want to believe it or not, data analysis matters — especially regarding Hollywood trends, including the most anticipated movies. Screenwriters can't predict what will or won't be a successful screenplay to write and market. No one can. It was iconic screenwriter William Goldman that said: "Nobody knows anything... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one." It's the educated aspect of that quote that we're focusing on here. You can't predict what's going to hit. B ..read more
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2023 Oscar Nominations: 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' Gets 11 Nods
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by V Renée
4d ago
The 2023 Oscar nominations are in and, much to pretty much everyone's delight, The Daniels' Everything Everywhere All At Once received the most nods with a whopping 11, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress for the legendary Michelle Yeoh. There were a number of surprising inclusions in this year's Oscar nominations, namely those of smaller independent films like Triangle of Sadness, Aftersun, and To Leslie, which became award candidates after A-listers like Edward Norton, Cate Blanchett and Charlize Theron campaigned on its behalf. And, of course, don't forget ..read more
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The Most Underutilized Screenwriting Hack: The Writing Break
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by Ken Miyamoto
1w ago
Sometimes not writing is the best way to get writing done. It's time to talk about the writing break. Let's first debunk the common myth that most successful writers write for up to or beyond eight hours a day. And that myth usually implies that the writer is typing most of that time. We've heard this myth in books, interviews, and panels. And let's be frank — it's BS — nobody types for eight straight hours on a regular basis. You may sit in front of your laptop for that amount of time, but you're not actually physically typing. If they were, they could write a typical novel (around ..read more
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2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Quarterfinalists
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by ScreenCraft
1w ago
Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 800 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on February 8th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here. Here are the Quarterfinalists: "Desperado" Robert McGuill "Oil Story" John Timm "Some Peop ..read more
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Formatting Flubs: 10 Script Formatting Mistakes to Avoid
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by Ken Miyamoto
1w ago
Screenwriting software has really made the process of formatting a screenplay a breeze, but guess what — there are still many script formatting mistakes new writers are making when they get to typing. What are the most common script formatting faux pas that script readers see in scripts submitted to contests, fellowships, studios, production companies, and management companies? We'll tell you! Enter Now  |  Final Deadline in 14 days 10 Script Formatting Mistakes to Avoid Title Page Unnecessaries Cluttered title pages are some of the most common script formatting issues for a script ..read more
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The Insane Film Technology Behind 'Avatar: The Way of Water'
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by Kole Lyndon Lee
2w ago
Avatar: The Way of Water is a groundbreaking film that has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the world of cinema — not only in terms of box office success and creative storytelling but also in terms of technology. Directed by James Cameron, the film is a testament to the director's commitment to using and creating cutting-edge technology to bring his vision to life in the most immersive way possible with one goal in mind… Providing a truly meaningful experience to his audience. James Cameron has always been at the forefront of technological innovation, so let's take a look at the in ..read more
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