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ISA host Laurie Lamson talks with Julia Stemock on how a writer works with the producer from the time of the option to getting green lit. They discuss how rewrites, notes, presentation and final locked script are approved by the producer. They also discuss clearances and registering the script for all future production needs.
Date Recorded: 09/14/13
Many writers find rewriting a frustrating experience where they keep reworking their scripts without really making them much better.  In fact, the scripts often get worse.  There’s a reason for this.
Date Recorded: 05/19/12
The ISA is pleased to present John Truby exclusively as he tackles this 2012's Oscar-nominated scripts - the winners, the losers, why some scripts are nominated, why others aren't and more. Mr. Truby hopes to get you to look under the surface, to see the structural decisions these Oscar-nominated writers made in creating their scripts.
Date Recorded: 02/16/13

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First Glance Film Festival A collection of independent shorts and features from around the world, showcased in Philadelphia and Hollywood. Sundance Film Festival Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Original Cincinnati Film Festival Bringing together brave and beautiful films and their makers from around the world to Cincinnati. Mill Valley Film Festival Offering a high profile, non-competitive environment to celebrate the best in independent and world cinema.  Short & feature categories: narrative, doc, experimental, animation, childre The Atlanta Screenwriters Group Founded in 1998, The Atlanta Screenwriters Group has become one of the largest screenwriter groups in the Southeast.The mission of The Atlanta Screenwriters Group is to help local scree Konwiser Brothers The Konwiser Brothers began their professional career together and have stayed that way ever since, creating an impressive record of award-winning feature films, documentaries, televisi Cinema at the Edge - Independent Film Festival 3 days of screenings, parties & artist programs that celebrates independent filmmaking. A major festival for independent film. The cinema at the edge in Santa Monica, CA is one of the Acting Career Start-Up Starting An Acting Career? Then You Have Come To The Right Place! The fact is that most people who want to start an acting career, have not much of an idea of exactly what they need to UK Copyright Service Known as Copyright Witness internationally, the service supports international copyright protection by securing independent evidence that will help prove originality and ownership. Writers Copyright Association UK Written a Script? A book? Got a great idea? Want to make sure it doesn't get ripped off? We are the number one depository for protection of creative material. Upload it online for i Animation Block Party Exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation. The Boonies International Film Festival A free, international, independent film festival. Here’s the scoop: Our next festival is scheduled for August 19 - 22, 2015. It will not be the same without you… will it? Murmurio Filmes MURMÜRIO FILMES é uma produtora independente de São Paulo, fundada em 2011. O nosso primeiro objetivo é lançar nossos filmes em formato físico. O segundo, é fazer amigos. Clear and Tight Writing Crushing to learn:  Nobody wants to read your stuff, unless it's your mom.  You are duty bound to give the reader a document that is 1.) clear and 2.) easy to read.  Will Akers will show you how to clean up that first draft. Will has written scripts and series television for studios, independent producers, and television networks. He is Chair of the Motion Pictures Program at Belmont University. GreeneStreet Films Founded by producers and actor/directors committed to practicing a cinematic art both creatively rewarding and financially viable. 430 W Broadway #2b New York, NY 10012 (212) 609-9000 Lady Filmmakers Film Festival More than just an international women's film festival in Los Angeles. We promote the collaboration between women and men. Get access to industry professionals happy to help you! Indie Fest Helping independent filmmakers gain credibility and publicity by bringing entertainment to local audiences. Marvel Studios The Studio is a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. San Diego Black Film Festival Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American and African Diaspora cinema, as well as the education of media arts. Established in 2002 and held each year in late Janu Agency for the Performing Arts An industry leader in the field of talent and literary representation for nearly fifty years, with principal offices in Beverly Hills, New York and Nashville. Writers Guild of Canada (WSC) Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,000 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada.  These are the creators who write Universal Studios Location and Production Services has successfully supported some of Hollywood’s biggest films, top network television shows, commercials, print, reality and news programs. Film France, The French Film Commission Providing a network of over 40 film commissions, location services and production incentives for filmmakers looking to shoot in France. Western Norway Film Commission Providing location / crew / equipment solutions to filmmakers looking to shoot in western Norway. Amazing Film Company We are a writer and producer team who develop and produce original stories. We also offer complete production services for your projects and consider ourselves to be a part of a worldwi Improve Your Pitch I with Gary Shusett It's one thing to write a quality script, but part of its selling is knowing how to pitch it. However, the good news is that effective pitching is among the easiest skills to learn. Pitch expert Gary Shusett is the founder of Sherwood Oaks College which helps writers by providing access to actors, directors, producers and agents.
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Final Deadline: 12/15/14 Regular: 12/01/14 Short To promote any short screenplays and expose winners to industry professionals. Cash prizes. - Endorsed by ScreenplayContests.com - Entries ... Final Deadline: 12/01/14 Regular: 12/01/14 Feature , TV Pilot Up to four winners (TV and/or Film) will receive six months of consultation and development with the ScreenCraft team, followed by travel to ... Final Deadline: 12/15/14 Late: 12/05/14 Feature Well-written thrillers are always an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, unique voice, and a ... Final Deadline: 12/19/14 Extended: 12/10/14 Feature Rated SR is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant human stories and raises awareness to social problems by offering positive ... Final Deadline: 12/10/14 Late: 12/10/14 Feature Our mission is to provide industry exposure and educational support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. Final Deadline: 12/10/14 Final: 12/11/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series The Feature/Pilot Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Park City, Utah during SUNDANCE to have their screenplay read by professional actors ... Final Deadline: 12/11/14 Custom: 12/15/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short We have $5000 in prizes. Our main prizes include, a weekend workshop with Robert McKee, Inktip's Screenwriters Package, and The Great ... Final Deadline: 03/01/15 Early: 12/15/14 Feature We seek to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature (screenplays) of women for the benefit of an international and domestic ... Final Deadline: 09/30/15 Regular: 12/26/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short The New Hope Film Festival Script Competition is especially interested in discovering and nurturing new and overlooked screenwriters. Script ... Final Deadline: 01/30/15 Regular: 12/30/14 Feature The 2014 Family-friendly Screenplay Contest is open for entries! Calling all faith-friendly and family-friendly feature film screenplays! ... Final Deadline: 12/30/14 Custom: 12/31/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series We help screenwriters get seen and help promote them to industry professionals. We also produce films and are looking for new content. Final Deadline: 01/31/15 Final: 12/31/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the ... Final Deadline: 12/31/14 Final: 12/31/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short Our mission is to recognize new and emerging screenwriters by providing affordable entry fees and cash awards in all categories for ... Final Deadline: 12/31/14 Regular: 12/31/14 Feature To promote any comedy themed screenplays and expose winners to industry professionals. * Cash prizes. * Endorsed by ScreenplayContests.com * ... 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