10. Writers' Resources
The following listings are a compilation of events in the area.
They are enumerated for you, the writer and may be to your benefit.
Firefox Flicks 30-second Ad Contest*
Got the vision and skills to create a tour-de-force ad
We're offering unequaled exposure and awesome prizes.
Be featured in Firefox's worldwide marketing campaign.
Get on the shortlist for the NYf Ad competition.
Have your work screened at the Vail Film Festival.
Win $5,000 to buy that next piece of gear.
Upgrade to a new 9X Media multi-screen display.
Get your media organized with an Alienware media PC.
Jim Denault, Cinematographer for Maria Full of Grace
Scott Goodson, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, StrawberryFrog
McG, Director for Charlie's Angels 1 & 2, Producer for the
Freddy Rodriguez, Actor on Six Feet Under and Harsh Times
Geo Santini, Music Video Director for Arista, UMG, and Motown
Ben Younger, Writer & Director for Boiler Room and Prime
Warren Zide, Producer for the American Pie Franchise
Deadline is March 31, 2006
The #1 Pitch Event--Fade In's 12th Annual Pitchfest*
Concept to Sale Conference & Power Pitchfest
February 25 & 26, 2006
Sheraton Universal, N. Hollywood, CA
SUBMIT: Agency Submissions ( ICM, William Morris, UTA, Endeavor and several
LEARN: Specialized craft sessions with this year's Oscar™-nominated
PITCH: Over 70 prominent production companies, studios, producers, agents
and managers to pitch to/meet with (including Paramount, Universal, New
Line, William Morris, HBO, and many many more) in 7-minute meetings. **No
NETWORK: Catered Networking Reception.
Limited to 175 attendees. Sells out in advance. Don't be fooled by copy-cat
"pitchfests." The #1 event with the most sales, options and agency signings.
Sign up now!
Phone: 310-275-0287 or 800-646-3896
Write Your Short Film - A Hollywood
Spielberg & Scorsese launched their careers with short films...and
you can too! Join Linda Cowgill, author of the bestselling book, Writing
Short Films (now in its 2nd Edition), to learn how to master the
structure and style of this unique medium. You'll learn the differences
between feature and short films and how to format a short film that will
put you on the map.
Linda Cowgill has taught at AFI, The Kennedy Center, the Boston Film
Institute, and Loyola Marymount University. She currently teaches at the
Los Angeles Film School and is the author of Secrets of Screenplay
Structure and Writing Short Films, both used in college
and university writing programs across the country and abroad.
The Learning Annex
Course 411ZLA, Section A
Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 7:00-9:30 PM
US $ 49.99 / $ 44.99 VIP members
2005 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest Results*
From 2,400 entries, Judge Terry Zwigoff and the America Zoetrope staff
selected Katharine Yee's Final Agent as the Grand Prize winner
of the 2005 Screenplay Contest. The Top Ten Finalists were Vacationland
by Andrew Badeker, HARVEY LOGAN: The Life & Death of Kid Curry
by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Holy War by Jordan J. Jannone, Live
Not on Evil by Timothy W. Kernc, High School Sweethearts by
Adam Rodin, The Patagonia Incident by David Rothley, Magick
by Jeffrey Spry, Rocketland by Christopher Walker, Slivers
Oakley by Gene Wolande, and Northern Latitdude by Steven
The Grand prize winner receives $5,000, and along with the Top Ten Finalists,
will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope,
Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Alphaville, Fortis Films,
Shangri-La Entertainment, GreeneStreet Films, FilmColony, The Schiff Company,
Pretty Pictures, Hart Sharp Entertainment, This Is That, Phoenix Pictures,
Number 9 Films, Matinee Pictures, Michael London Productions, and Bull's
Eye Entertainment. The recognized writers will be considered for representation
by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, William Morris, The Gersh Agency, CAA, and The
Firm, and will receive screenwriting software from Final Draft.
For more information:
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This expert instruction provides insider tips, tricks and techniques to
get you working quickly and confidently.
Use promotional code FD10 to get 10% off your entire
Action/Cut Filmmaking Seminar*
Ignite your career with the most creative and visual filmmaking
seminar in the film industry.
Boston: February 25 & 26
Los Angeles: March 11 & 12
Chicago: March 18 & 19
Las Vegas: March 25 & 26
New York: April 1 & 2
Ft. Lauderdale: April 8 & 9
An essential seminar for filmmakers and screenwriters from networking
to visual writing!
In two days, gain first-hand career knowledge from a working director/writer/producer
with an audio-visual scene studies workshop that teaches the skills to
take your project from page to shoot to finished film.
Seminar Director: Guy Magar - International film instructor & contracted
to Miramax Films.
Professional credits include over 60 feature films and television network
"Excellent…the complete process…don't miss
Home of the Action/Cut Short Film Competition: Call For Entries: January
15 to May 15.
For a brochure and registration
WriteMovies.com Writing Contest*
is in its eighth 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
Deadline for registered Final Draft users is postmarked by Mar
Entry fee is $35 up till Feb. 17th. $45 after.
$5 discount if you print out and include this with your entry!
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.
For additional details, discounts and rules:
Learn to Write a Screenplay in Just Four Weeks*
you have an amazing idea for a movie but don't know how to begin writing
it, this self-paced online course is for you. Screenwriting Basics, the
result of over 23 years of helping writers succeed, guides you from FADE
IN to FADE OUT - for only $49. There's no easier way to learn the fundamentals
of writing a page-turning script. Sign up before February 15th and
receive a 20% discount!
Next sessions begins March 6th.
and sign up today.
Million Dollar Screenwriting Seminar -- Saturday
and Sunday February 18th and 19th Only!*
$100 -- $350 off for Final Draft Registered Users!
Produced screenwriter Chris Soth will reveal the Mini-Movie Method of
Story that 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. Learn
Mini-Movies, and conquer the Act Two Monster!
READ THE REVIEWS AT:
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!
"Best Classes for Screenwriters"*
to the Winter 2006 issue of MovieMaker magazine, the "Best
Classes for Screenwriters" in New York City are those offered by
Gotham Writers' Workshop. The article notes that "students praise
GWW's total immersion offerings that are also easy on the pocketbook."
Earlier, Forbes selected Gotham's comprehensive online workshops
as "Best of the Web."
Gotham is offering registered Final Draft users a $50 tuition
discount when they sign up for a comprehensive 10-week screenwriting
or TV writing workshop offered online at www.WritingClasses.com.
Workshops begin in February and March, are taught by professional writers
, and are offered at levels from basic to advanced. Class size is strictly
limited, so enroll today.
To receive the $50 savings on the tuition on your first first 10-week
class, you must provide promotion code FD50
when registering online or by phone. (This offer is valid only on 10-week
class tuition for students new to Gotham and may not be combined with
any other offer. Promotion code FD50 must be provided
at time of registration to receive discount.)
*These activities are not endorsed by
Final Draft, Inc.