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Join Novel Consultant, Leslie Lehr, for a talk about why now is the best time in history for screenwriters to work on a novel, and why screenwriters are uniquely qualified to succeed. As a prize-winning novelist, produced screenwriter, and NY Times Essayist, Leslie knows whereby she speaks. She applies the Truby Writers Studio 7-Step Structure method to fiction and screenplays alike. Call in with questions for Leslie about how she helps writers translate their visions into words on the page.
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A good pitch can get you through the door, but what makes the sale is a script with a great story. It turns out that very specific story techniques are found in the Blockbuster scripts Hollywood is desperate to buy. John Truby, considered "the best script doctor in the movie industry," tells you exactly what these story techniques are, and how to execute them.
Date Recorded: 10/19/13
FIX YOUR PITCH (ISA Sponsored)
Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger shows you what it takes to pitch like a professional. Learn the elements of a killer logline and an irresistible pitch, and how to turn your script into producer candy, without “selling out” or sacrificing your voice as a writer. Ready to start pitching? Then jump in live and pitch your script to Jacob, and get the expert feedback you need to take your pitch and your career to the next level.
Date Recorded: 05/03/14

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Terror Film Festival An international independent genre arts festvial that puts filmmakers, screenwriters, and fans first. Terror Film Festival is deeply committed to the arts of filmmaking and screenwritin Doug Warhit Acting Doug has his undergraduate degree from NYU and his masters degree from Antioch University. He has been teaching on-camera cold reading and scene study and coaching actors for auditions Medieval Screenplays Save and restore Ponte Loreto,\r\nthe oldest stone bridge in Europe\r\nthat was part of the Holy Road\r\n( Via Sacra Antiatina )\r\n\r\nFor this purpose\r\nwe are gathering worldwide or Luv Multimedia Luv Multimedia is an animation and script production house that was created to move animation into a realm of deeper storytelling. National Writers Union The NWU works to advance the economic and working conditions of all writers.  Our members also directly benefit from the many valuable services the Union offers—including grievance assi Adapting Articles, Books and Life Rights to TV and Film Writer/Producer/Literary Consultant Brad Brad has written for all media, done consultations for worldwide clients when he was V.P. at Chris Vogler’s Storytech, and has been writer-producer for PBS. Brad created the series North Mission Road, which ran six seasons on truTV. 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. Chicago Filmmakers Chicago Filmmakers began in 1937 with a group of experimental filmmakers looking for the freedom and space to showcase their works and the works of other new and emerging filmmakers. Burbank International Film Festival Celebrating diversity in cinema from filmmakers of all kinds from around the world. WRITING & SELLING SCRIPTS W/ DOV SIMENS Every great script from “Casablanca” to “Citizen Kane” to “Godfather” to “World War Z” is based off a formula developed by Shakespeare & Aristotle. Learn the Formula! 50-60 Scenes, 1 A-Story, 3 B-Stories (sub-plots), with 5-6 Back-Stories all intertwined. Then learn how to write the “Great Script” in 3-weeks, typing only 10-minutes per day, and sell it. Curious About Filmmaking Podcast: Robert McKee on Writing Robert McKee’s impact on the film industry is undeniable. Over 100,000 writers have have taken his STORY course (also a book) which was partially re-enacted during the Oscar nominated film, ADAPTATION written by Charlie Kaufman based on the book ORCHID THIEF by Susan Orlean. He was gracious, knowledgeable, and funny during our approximately 60 minute conversation and Q&A with over 400 teleconference listeners. 1931 Productions 1931 Productions is a film production company with the mindset of making interesting, artful, and original films regardless of budget. Writing Pad A BEST OF LA WEEKLY WRITING SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES AND ONLINE THAT OFFERS WRITING CLASSES AND RETREATS IN FICTION TO SCREENWRITING...WITH SNACKS. Keoya Business Entertainment Services Group We provide consultation services, plus reviews and feed back towards the aspect of green-lighting their spec script/works or, project along with the assignment of a development team COMEDY NINJA Film & Screenplay Festival L.A.\'s COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest. Cambodia Film Commission Offering a diversity in locations to shoot at, Cambodia is a window into Asia and its traditions. Banyan Productions Each original program is produced with the same mission: form a physical reaction in the viewer/user by distilling the authentic reality we capture into an entertaining true story. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Showcasing innovatie works by emerging filmmakers from around the world
Fortress Features The independent banner formed by Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti in March of 2004 to develop and produce high quality feature films of artistic and commercial merit. Fortress Features Gerald Smith & Associates 2930 Keystone St. Burbank, CA 91504 (323) 849-5388 Lean Waters Productions Lean Waters Productions started life during the 48-hour Film Challenge in Manchester in 2003 with the short film 'Homeland' and has since gone on to write, produce and direct further sh Popart Film Factory Daniel Zirilli founded Popart Film Factory at age 24 (after graduation from Pepperdine University in Malibu) and to date has direct and/or produced over 260 music videos while writing Danko Studios Danko Studios was formed as a production company whose mission is to produce engaging and provocative films, television, music and digital media projects that will inspire, empower and New Mexico Film Office The Office serves the film and television industry locally, nationally and internationally. Our purpose is to market the state to this industry and service the productions. Antwerp City Film Office A public service by the city of Antwerp to provide producers and production companies full services to facilitate filming in the city. Coalition for Quality Children's Media Coalition for Quality Children\'s Media is a national, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children to become critical media users.
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The ability to create a screenplay based on a given idea is a top way to break ... Final Deadline: 04/30/15 Final: 02/01/15 Feature Big Island Film Festival brings Filmmakers and Film Lovers together every May at The Mauna Lani Resort. We are hosted by The Fairmont ... Final Deadline: 02/01/15 Late: 02/03/15 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play New Media Film Festival: Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can ... Final Deadline: 04/20/15 Regular: 02/03/15 Feature Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by either a producer, manager or agent. We do not use “readers” or “regular ... Final Deadline: 04/29/15 Extended: 02/10/15 Feature , Short The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking and screenwriting from around the ... Final Deadline: 02/10/15 Regular: 02/13/15 Feature , TV Pilot The goal of the ISA FAST TRACK is to discover TWO emerging screenwriters and "Fast Track" their development by offering career-accelerating ... Final Deadline: 02/27/15 Early: 02/14/15 Feature , Short , Play We make your script a live action short that will be fest screened for hundreds of working neo noir producers. We give you a copy for ... Final Deadline: 05/16/15 Final: 02/15/15 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel Lots of scripts are rejected at film festivals. One of the reasons is that there are too many submissions. Producing a film is one thing. ... Final Deadline: 02/15/15 Early: 02/16/15 Feature , TV Pilot , Short The Eleventh Annual Action On Film International Film Festival and Writer's Event is truly the festival of the independent filmmaker and ... Final Deadline: 08/07/15 Regular: 02/18/15 Feature , Short CGIFF is open to all filmmakers, screenwriters and artists working within the medium of film. Our screenwriters have sold work and produced ... Final Deadline: 07/08/15 Regular: 02/20/15 Short Calling all aspiring writers from all over the world! Here is an opportunity to write content for Hollywood without being there. If you have ... Final Deadline: 02/20/15 Early: 02/21/15 Feature , Short WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New ... Final Deadline: 05/16/15 Rolling: 03/01/15 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 ... 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