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Bela Wolf's screenplay "She Was Left Alone", based on the novella SHE WAS LEFT ALONE By Bela Wolf, has been in 17 festivals, placing top honors in many. This is Bela's first screenplay and she is gaining a lot of attention with it.
Festivals and awards include 2013 Harlem Int'l Film Festival Best Short Screenplay Award, 2013 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood Screenplay Award of Merit, 2013 LifeFest International Film Festival Best Screenplay Honors, 2013 Atlanta Peachtree Village International Film Festival Screenplay Finalist, 2013 The Writers Place Screenplay Competition Finalist, 2013 Oaxaca Film Fest Screenplay Official Selection, 2013 Columbia Gorge Int'l Film Festival Screenplay Official Selection, 2013 Nextv Entertainment Pitch and Writing Competition QF, 2013 Awareness Film Festival Screenplay Top 10 Finalist, 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Semi-Finalist, 2013 Evolution International Film Festival Hollywood Best Screenplay Award -Hollywood Best Screenplay will be voted for in Spain and Dubai 2014, 2013 Burbank Int'l Film Festival Screenplay Nominee, 2013 Creative World Awards Semi Finalist, 2013 KIDSFIRST! Jury Endorsement Award, 2013 Urban Media Film Festival Official Selection, second round Finalist in the 2013 WriteRoom Screenplay Competition, 2013 Table Read My Screenplay Honorable Mention.
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Is there a mathematical element to comedy writing? For most of us creative types, we would hope there isn’t simply because it may bring back nightmarish flashbacks of high school trigonometry or something, but in this interview with stand-up comedian and comedy writer, Ian Edwards, Ian discusses the specifics of how a joke is constructed, but equally so, how important it is to just “feel it”. There is an emotional connection to writing that most writers naturally understand, and it’s important to stay connected to that gut feeling, but Ian reminds us how important hard work and a constant dedication to the craft is equally essential.
We talked about Ian’s adventure rising through the comedy ranks, even going as far back as first telling jokes through a Burger King drive thru. Like all writers, Ian evolved his personal voice over years of practice, but what I loved was that he admitted that any writer’s voice naturally changes as he or she grows and changes. So while the industry at large says, “you have to find your voice”, Ian’s ultimate statement here is that we really just need to be in tune with ourselves and how we naturally change through the years. And after Ian worked his way through the New York comedy scene, he brought his voice to Los Angeles eventually writing for shows such as The Cartoon Network’s “The Boondocks”, Adult Swim’s, “Black Dynamite”, the CBS hit “Two Broke Girls” and most recently ABC’s “Black-ish”. Ian is more than just a funny guy – he’s a talented writer, a dedicated writer, and is on a positive trajectory toward stardom. We’re honored to have him on, and if you want to get more of Ian and his comedy, you can find him in multiple ways! He’s on Twitter @IanEdwardsComic, you can get his comedy album, “100% Half-Assed” at Conan O’Brien’s label, records.teamcoco.com, or if you’re a soccer fan, you can listen to Ian’s own podcast series called “Soccer Comics” at AllThingsComedy.com.
Thank you for listening to the ISA’s Curious About Screenwriting podcast. Please remember to share our interviews with your friends, rate us on iTunes, and if you would like to follow the interview’s host, Max Timm, you can find him on Twitter @iMaxTimm or Instagram @InstaMax9. Thanks again, and enjoy.The Academy - Motion Pic Arts & Sciences Dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures, the Academy's corporate management and general policies are overseen by a Board of Governors, which include October Studio Ltd October Studio is a Vancouver-based video production / photography company that works on projects of all sizes for local, national, and international clients alike. The Royal Film Festival Taking place at the historic Royal Theater in downtown Benton, AR, the Royal Film Festival features award winning shorts and feature films from around the US. Fest Film Lab FFL was created to identify, develop and support new cinematic values, so as to contribute to the audiovisual industry, seeking excellence in cinema art. We've created a training cent ASC: The American Society of Cinematographers The American Society of Cinematographers was founded in Hollywood in 1919 with the dual purpose of advancing the art and science of cinematography and bringing cinematographers together Writing The Script That Changes Your Life with Corey Mandell
What if most of what's being taught about screenwriting and TV writing is wrong?
What if the rules, paradigms and secrets widely touted in books, seminars and classes not only don't improve your chances of making it, but could actually sabotage you? And what if there were specific skill sets nobody talks about that could dramatically boost your chance for success?
In the past two years, Corey Mandell has had 47 students and clients sell or option scripts with dozens more landing writing assignments on such shows as Community, Treme, Justified, Bones and The Fosters. An extremely well executed spec script is required to break into the business, yet too many writers waste valuable time writing a script with little to no chance at success.
This teleconference will cover what agents and managers are looking for in today's marketplace, and will share the best ways to launch a career. It also provides the specific tools required to write screenplays and pilots at a professional level.
What you will learn
The strategies actual writers have successfully used to break into the business. What is required to write a script that truly grabs and holds a reader's attention.
Avoiding the five mistakes that can sink your chances, and why most scripts get rejected.
What kind of scripts stand out and get you the right kind of attention. How to know if your script is ready to be read by industry professionals.
And how to get your script read by the right people, while knowing what exactly agents and managers are seeking.Connecticut Office of Film,Television & Digital Media Serves as liaison between production companies, state agencies, municipalities, production facilities, local crew and vendors. MonFilmFest It \'s a game that tests the ability to produce a short film on digital video in seven days planning the story, the production plan until its first public screening. Writers and Filmmakers.com Filmmakers: Earn up to $50,000 for your next film by judging scripts. Writers: Earn up to $20,000 for your script and have it shot by the winning filmmaker. JACOPO DELLA QUERCIA: PREEMPTIVELY EDIT YOUR FILM In this discussion with writer Jacopo della Quercia we examine the question of what NOT to reveal to the audience and more by sharing personal and historical examples of where cuts were made to better fit a larger story. Points of conversation include deleted scenes from classic films, unused material from famous scripts, the challenges faced and opportunities offered when adapting existing works, and personal experiences on how writers can be their own film editor Gwinnett Center Int'l Film Festival The first film festival hosted by the Gwinnett Center, showcasing local and international films of all genres. GeekFest GeekFest Film Fests are the 1st and ONLY traveling Geek Genre Film Festival bringing the best in genre programming to Comic Conventions around the country. Malaysia International Film Festival To allow unique films from every part of the globe, to be celebrated with an international audience.
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