9. Writers' Resources
Writemovies.com Writing Contest #10
discount if you print out and include this with your entry!
Writemovies.com is in its seventh year of helping writers find representation
to option or sell their screenplays and helping novelists secure publishing
deals and playwrights get produced. WriteMovies.com is one of only a handful
of sites that has actually made a movie from a contest winning project.
The Grand prize winner will receive $3,000 and will be flown out to Los
Angeles to meet with producers, executives, agents and/or managers. The
finalist will also receive $1,000 in free consulting and development for
the winning project. The top 3 winners will not only receive a copy of
Final Draft software, but will also have their projects submitted to the
top studios, production companies, agencies and/or publishing houses for
Extended deadline for Final Draft Registered User is postmarked by Dec
Entry fee is $45.
WriteMovies.com also offers consulting services by producers and former
studio executives in charge of such films as Father of the Bride,
Shakespeare in Love and Scarface.
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The #1 Pitch Event Fade In's 12th Annual Pitchfest
Concept to Sale Conference
February 25 & 26, 2006
SUBMIT: Agency Submissions ( ICM, William Morris, UTA, Endeavor and several
LEARN: Specialized craft sessions with this year's Oscar-nominated filmmakers.
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Million Dollar Screenwriting Seminar -- Saturday
and Sunday February 18th and 19th Only!
$100 off for Final Draft Registered Users! Special X-mas discounts on
Ebook and DVD set!
Produced screenwriter Chris Soth, will reveal the Mini-Movie Method of
Story that's made him over a million dollars in Hollywood. Breaking a
two-hour movie into eight fifteen-minute films, Mini-Movies, or sequences
-- an industry secret not taught in any other course, book, or seminar.
Once you learn Mini-Movies, you'll never go back to three-act structure
"...the most significant revelations in screenplay and writing theory
in 100 years."
Chris Soth, BA in Dramatic Literature, MFA Screenwriting, sold his screenplay
Firestorm for $750,000 while still at USC Film School and wants you to
do the same!
Directing Commercials Seminar and DVD
incredible resource for information on how to become a commercial director.
Breaking into the lucrative field of Commercial Directing can be a daunting
task. Craig Worsham's 2-day seminar teaches everything you need to know
about the business of directing spots. From creating an effective spec
reel to contracts, pitching and dealing with the agency, this will transform
you from a complete novice to a well-informed professional ready to tackle
Worsham, an established commercial director, provides insightful commentary
on several spec reels that will help you understand why a commercial fails
If you have ever considered becoming a commercial director, this is the
seminar that you cannot afford to miss.
Universal Studios, Hollywood
This popular 2-day class is now available on DVD. Everything
the class offers is included on the 4-disk set, including all the handouts,
spec spots and professional spots.
Listen to a 60-minute teleseminar for FREE.
Attention San Francisco Bay Area Screenwriters!
Dan Stroncak’s Write The Idea Introductory Weekend: BEFORE
STORY: DESIGNING AN ORGANIC SCREENPLAY
Dan Stroncak's WRITE THE IDEA screenwriting course BEFORE STORY: DESIGNING
AN ORGANIC SCREENPLAY is an intensive weekend seminar designed to help
you begin the process of writing a high concept movie to peak the interest
of Hollywood producers. Led by Hollywood executive and screenwriter, Dan
Stroncak (currently working on studio projects), this two day workshop
will cover organic screenwriting, a discussion on creating the protagonist’s
central conflict and weaving it into the fiber of your script, a review
and discussion of how this concept occurs in current films, how to develop
a beat sheet, how to perform writing exercises and question & answer
Where: 102 Crown Circle, South San Francisco, CA
When: Jan. 21 & 22, 2006 – 9 AM – 5
Cost: Just $50.00 for both days.
The weekend is designed to be a complete workshop within itself, HOWEVER,
if you choose to join us for the six-month Write The Idea workshop (both
online and live in SF), we will deduct your $50.00 fee from the Write
The Idea costs.
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Software Training from The Digital Media Training Series™ (DMTS™)
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Final Draft training.
This expert instruction provides insider tips, tricks and techniques to
get you working quickly and confidently. Learn how to format screenplays
correctly and how to use Final Draft's built in functions to achieve a
flawlessly formatted screenplay every time. You will learn to master the
different features in Final Draft with featured lessons on Reports, Index
Cards, Revision Mode, Speech Control, and Tagger.
The training also includes a Final Draft AV section, where you will learn
how industry pros use the functionality of Final Draft AV's dual column
audio-visual scripting software to write commercials, documentaries, music
videos, training films and more.
Suitable for both new and experienced writers, this top-notch training
DVD will help you take your screenwriting to the next level, while creating
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Screenwriter as Storyteller
Schlesinger, script consultant on the Academy Award winning film Nowhere
in Africa, will present his SCREENWRITER AS STORYTELLER Seminar in
LA on January 28-29 and in San Francisco on February
4-5, 2006. Tom will show you how to create innovative, compelling
screenplays through a three-dimensional guidance system, the Story Helix,
a spiraling molecule of plot, character and theme that articulates through
the spine of your stories.
“I recommend Final Draft to all of my clients and students internationally
because it’s easy to use, the technical support is excellent, and
it allows writers to put their focus where it needs to be: on their stories!”
Writers University - The Right Course.
the many ways you can learn to write, Writers University offers the quickest
and most effective way to success. Their courses get you on the right
track in just four weeks.
Where else can you get an inside look at the world of episodic television
while learning how to analyze, develop and outline your spec script? Veteran
TV writers/Producers/Directors William Rabkin and Lee Goldberg custom-designed
their course Writing Dramatic Television with our students in
mind. In four short weeks, you will cultivate your story into a bullet-proof
outline that will be the blueprint for your episodic spec script - the
first step in getting a job on a TV series!
New course sessions begin on January 2nd. Space is limited. Sign up today!
The Ultimate Gift for Art Enthusiasts!
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One-year subscriptions are $19.95 in the U.S. - and, with this exclusive
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Save $50 When You Make Plans to Write More
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