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On April 25, Randall C Willis's screenplay Tank's was named Best Animated Feature at the Nashville Film Festival's inaugural screenwriting competition. The competition received more than 1,500 screenplays for features, shorts and television.
Previously, Tank's had been a Second Rounder at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and Quarterfinalist at Scriptapalooza 2012.
"In the Cut" Wins 1st Overall TV Pilot Award at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival, and "Skin" places 3rd Overall, giving Maurer a slight monopoly on TV Pilot Awards at the recent IGIFF.
"Skin" has also been nominated as a Fresh Voices 1/2 Hour Pilot Finalist.
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In this interview, our Curious About Screenwriting Co-Host, Laurie Lamson, interviews the prolific writer/producer Christine Conradt. Christine is best known for Betrayed at 17 (2011), A Nanny's Revenge (2012) and Summer's Moon (2009). With nearly 50 produced writing credits, Christine received her Bachelor’s degree in Screenwriting from the esteemed USC's School of Cinematic Arts and then worked briefly in development before launching herself as a writer. Intent on elevating the crime thrillers she was becoming known for, Christine went back to grad school to receive a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University where she focused on cybercrime and juvenile delinquency. THE BRIDE HE BOUGHT ONLINE is her directorial debut, premiering on Lifetime July 18, 2015. Laurie delves into Christine’s career, process, and what it’s like being a female horror writer.
Our wonderful co-host, Laurie, has been hosting live teleconferences with the ISA for a long time. She’s an industry veteran and honored to share her passion for screenwriting with you through our Curious About Screenwriting podcasts. Laurie is the editor of the series of industry books titled, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, the co-editor of Now Write! Screenwriting and Now Write! Mysteries, published by Tarcher/Penguin. You can learn more and connect with Laurie at nowwrite.net. Enjoy the interview.Exploriem Entrepreneur Network Exploriem develops & accelerates enterprises by providing exceptional entrepreneurial services to its members. Its goals are to mentor, teach and coach entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and artpreneurs as well as conduct research, hold events and network. Exploriem provides advice on early stage funding and office/incubator space to assist in furthering entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world. Exploriem.org founded in 2001& is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization. Final Draft Podcast Marc Madnick, co-founder and CEO of Final Draft, Inc., moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to follow his dream of being a screenwriter. Like many aspiring and professional screenwriters of the time, he found the process of writing a script trying and time-consuming. This experience led Madnick and former partner Ben Cahan to the creation of Final Draft, a fully dedicated screenwriting software application that formats your script to Hollywood’s industry standard. Nantucket Film Festival NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings and signature programs. Pushing The Pen A boutique, full-service production & writing facility. LOTUS GIRL FILMS LLC We make content that speaks to the human capacity to rise above life's murky waters, and to bring light where there was once only darkness. Teenage Filmmaker, Luke Jaden: A History Assignment Leads To A Career
The ISA is excited to include Luke Jaden as part of our Curious About podcast series of interviews. In this interview, Max Timm – the Dir of Community Outreach with the ISA – holds possibly one of the more inspiring interviews yet. Luke is a 19 year-old writer and filmmaker hailing from Detroit, and over the past four years has gone from making a documentary about the abolitionist John Brown specifically for a history class homework assignment, to landing an Oscar nominated actor in his fifth and up and coming film. Luke discusses the peaks and pitfalls of being a young filmmaker, the guts it takes to pursue such a career, and how his high school history teacher unknowingly spawned his filmmaking career. Luke is an inspiration for writers and filmmakers of all ages, and we think you’ll especially enjoy his passion, spunk, and overall excitement over what he loves to do.FAST Screenplay FAST Screenplay takes you beyond the classroom and into the real world of screenwriting. Every step is a detailed, fully-immersive lesson on an aspect of screenwriting. Shorts On Tap Providing a platform for both up&coming and established film-makers to showcase their work, exchange ideas and receive feedback. firstname.lastname@example.org Interview w/ Wendy West & Scott Reynolds, Two Top TV Exec Producers
Wendy is currently the Co-Executive Producer on Game of Silence. She started her writing career working Gideon’s Crossing, Law & Order: SVU, Line of Fire, Hawaii, The Closer, K-Ville, The Beast, Dexter and The Black List.
Scott is currently a Consulting Producer on The Following. Reynolds started on E-Ring and then started as an assistant on Dexter four years ago and became a writer in year two, and has done quite a phenomenal job.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
• Writers’ room
• Advice to young writers
• Developing your voice
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Stars - The Agency Represents some of the most gifted and visionary writers, directors and producers for Motion Picture, Television (scripted and unscripted) and Interactive Media. The agency is state lic MCKEE'S RESOURCE PAGE Robert McKee, A Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. He has dedicated the last 30 years to educating and mentoring screenwriters, novelis #TMFF - The Month Film Festival Each month, judges, who all work in the film industry will decide who is the big #TMFF winner of $100. We won't put the full version of your film on our site if you don't want to.