10. WRITERS' RESOURCES
10th Annual FADE IN AWARDS
Enter The 10th Annual FADE IN AWARDS
Over $10,000 in cash and prizes, complimentary coverage for its
semi-finalists, and one of the most impressive track records for discovering
new writer- writer/directors.
Submit online or by mail. Open to filmmakers worldwide.
Deadline: October 31, 2005
Advisory Board: Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption),
Steven De Souza (Die Hard), Scott Frank (Minority Report),
James Gray (The Yards), Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune),
Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump),
David O. Russell (Three Kings), Ed Solomon (Men in Black),
Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha).
2005 TELEPLAY COMPETITION
discount with e-mail printout!
We are looking for the best original hour and half-hour pilots. The
winner will be hired by fox21 to develop an original pilot episode.
The top three finalists will receive Final Draft Pro Screenwriting Software,
a one-year subscription to Script Magazine and will be presented as part
of the Los Angeles reading series, Slamdance on Stage, in March 2006.
Executives from fox21 will host a lunch for the finalists in Park
City during the Film Festival (January 2006) and arrange follow-up meetings
in Los Angeles.
Writers can request coverage service from our Slamdance readers that will
provide a comprehensive critique to further develop teleplays into final
Final Deadline- postmarked Oct.
For applications, rules and more information
Final Draft Registered Users
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HOW TO SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY
Learn strategies for selling your screenplay in a four-week online seminar
taught by Hollywood insider, David Title. David is the head of development
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This interactive four-week seminar begins online on Oct. 19,
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9th Annual ASA International Screenplay Competition
$10,000 Grand Prize
Entries are now being accepted for the 9th Annual
International Screenplay Competition, presented by the American
Screenwriters Association and Gotham Writers' Workshop. Grand prize includes
$10,000 cash and a script development trip to Hollywood.
Entry deadline is October 31, 2005
Learn to Write for Television in Just Four Weeks
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Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar
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An essential seminar for filmmakers and screenwriters -- from networking
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