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Screenwriting Competitions

The deadline of a writing competition can be both a blessing and a curse. You only get one chance to impress so make it count. Make sure your script is REALLY ready. by Hayley McKenzie While it might incentivize a new writer to finally finish the script that might otherwise languish incomplete for years, it is also in danger of …

Movie Moment: The Untouchables – Mexican Standoff

Let’s face it, ever since David Mamet started directing his own movies, his screenwriting has gone downhill (Glengarry Glen Ross was a play first, remember). His last master piece for the screen was The Untouchables (1987), which he wrote for Brian De Palma. I saw the film at the Venice Film Festival where that year Mamet’s own House Of Games …

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Story & Structure :: Bad Guy Protagonist and ‘Dexter’ :: Act II: Arguing for a Narrative Question with a Positive Purpose :: Four Ways to Control Your Script’s Budget Without Compromising the Film Script Perfection :: Interview: Argo Screenwriter Chris Terrio :: 20 Great Writers on the Art of Revision :: Character Evolution Requires a Writer’s Evolution Pitching & Selling …