6. WRITERS' RESOURCES
A Modern Masterclass with Syd Field
London, May 14-15, 2005
acclaimed screenwriting guru Syd Field is bringing his Modern Masterclass
Seminar to Europe for the first time. Updating classic storytelling conventions
with a focus on the contemporary tools of the craft, Syd will guide a
two-day tour of storytelling techniques, focusing on the best of modern
cinema, using examples like Kill Bill and Sideways,
in order to help the aspiring and professional screenwriter to create,
prepare, write and rewrite his/her own screenplay. His lecture and discussions
will include contemporary film clips for a modern investigation of the
Whether you are writing your first or your hundredth screenplay, Syd's
analysis and practical approach to the craft are poignant, simple, fresh
and inspiring. Don't miss it!
Early bird offer and payment plans available. Contact the Screenwriter's
Store for further details:
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7261 1908
Zoetrope Screenwriting Workshop
Zoetrope has partnered with New York's leading writing school, Gotham
Writers' Workshop, to bring comprehensive screenwriting workshops to the
Internet. Every Zoetrope 10-week course includes:
- Expert instruction by a professional screenwriter
- Weekly craft discussions that incorporate films produced by American
- Student opportunity to submit the first ten pages of a screenplay
for review by a development person at American Zoetrope studio
- Special guest chat session with a member of the American Zoetrope
Whether you are an aspiring novice or an experienced writer, a Zoetrope screenwriting
workshop will help you take your writing to the next level.
To learn more go to: www.zoetrope.com/index.cgi?action=news_item&story_id=90]
Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar
seminar is essential for filmmakers and screenwriters. In two days
gain first-hand career knowledge from working director/writer Guy Magar.
Learn how to write visually with audio-visual scene studies and film clips
that demonstrate the tools and skills of professional filmmaking.
San Francisco: March 19 & 20
Boston: April 2 & 3
Fort Lauderdale: April 9 & 10
Chicago: April 16 & 17
Excellent”- MovieMaker “
Essential”- Script “Terrific”-
For more information, go to: www.actioncut.com
or call 800-815-5545
Action/Cut Short Film Competition 2005
This unique, industry-driven shorts competition will showcase
Indie filmmakers and their work from around the world with a chance to
win $35,000 in cash, Hollywood meetings and sponsor awards with over 100
Call For Entries: January 15 to May 15, 2005
Categories: Fiction - Documentary - Animation
Online Entry Form: Visit the website and enter today!
to view the 2004 winners.
Are your scripts attractive to agents and producers?
Whether you want to win contests, get an agent or pitch your screenplay
directly to producers, you need professional screenwriting skills.
The ProSeries is not a quick-fix, two-day course or book. It's a professionally
designed series of ten online classes and five teleconferences offered
over a six month period. The ProSeries is an easy way to accelerate your
screenwriting, boost your creativity and spark interest in your work.
You will learn to create high concept ideas, design characters that appeal
to top actors, write fascinating scenes, incorporate natural subtext throughout
your script and design a complete marketing campaign for your screenplay
The ProSeries is the only concept to marketing screenwriting course specifically
designed from the minds of professional screenwriters and producers. There
is nothing else like it. Not any book, website or course, and like all
ScriptForSale classes, the ProSeries is guaranteed!
Final Draft registered users receive a 30% special discount. To sign
up or for more info, please go to: www.scriptforsale.com/classes/proseries.htm
Enter coupon code 7294A.
The Spec Market
your project for the largest audience of entertainment professionals in
the world. Baseline StudioSystem's Spec Market posting directory provides
an exciting new arena to list your screenplay, novel or story.
Entertainment professionals can browse, search and locate available content,
giving you the best possible opportunity to get your script in the hands
of the real decision-makers.
To register go to: www.scriptshark.com/specmarket/index.cfm
The Basics & Beyond Final Draft
7 Tutorial CD
time spent with this movie-based tutorial CD-ROM will be rewarded a thousand
fold by unlocking the full potential of Final Draft 7 script formatting
software. You'll be writing immediately with just the Quick Start section
alone. From here, your skills will grow as you cover the User Interface,
Modifying Formats, Getting Help, Saving Your Work, Automating Text Entry,
Outlining and Structure, Collaboration with Partners, Working in Production,
and more. At over an hour in length, and fully indexed for later quick
referral, The Basics & Beyond Final Draft 7 Tutorial CD-ROM will have
you writing like a pro in no time.
Brought to you by The Writers Store
List Price: $29.95 Sale Price: $19.95 - Sale Ends 10/31/04
The #1 Pitch Event - 2005
11th Annual FROM CONCEPT TO SALE Conference and Pitchfest
May 21 & 22, 2005 at the Renaissance Hotel, Hollywood, CA
- Class sessions with this year's Oscar®-nominated filmmakers as
- Over 70 A-list companies, studios and agencies to pitch to/meet with
- including HBO, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures and
- Agency submissions (submit the first 30 pages of one script to each
agent and manager, including William Morris, UTA, ICM, Leverage and
Fade In conferences are limited to 175 attendees and do sell out 30
days in advance. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Fade
In is the originator of the Hollywood Pitch Festival and pitchfests, with
more sales and options and agency signings than any other event.
Call 800-646-3896 or go to: www.fadeinonline.com