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Join Voyage Media founder Nat Mundel, whose company has helped set up or sell over 2,000 high-profile movie, TV, and branded content projects, for a discussion of what it really takes to develop and package your projects so they actually make it to screen.
Date Recorded: 07/14/12
There have been enough prequels, sequels, reboots and remakes. It is time for new, authentic screenplays to be written for the collective consciousness. Laurie Scheer has a writing method that assists you in successfully preparing, writing, and pitching your screenplay. The secret is learning how to master your genre.
Date Recorded: 10/18/14
Gary Shusett aka “Professor Logline” returns for part II in his "Improve Your Pitch" series to help you create more effective pitches for your projects.  Gary is the founder of Sherwood Oaks College which helps writers by providing access to actors, directors, producers and agents.
Date Recorded: 02/17/13

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White Sands International Film Festival A New Mexico film festival, featuring films from around the world and promoting local filmmaking. WSIFF screens outstanding short- and feature-length films, documentaries and narratives California Film Awards The California Film Awards recognizes and celebrates important world cinema that represents the forefront of aesthetic, critical and entertainment standards in contemporary independent Hollywood Film Festival Bridging the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. Mississippi Film Office Location scouting and research; pre-production help with casting, extras, crew, equipment; trouble-shooting during production and wrap; we will work with you every step of the way. Florida Office of Film & Entertainment The Florida Office of Film & Entertainment serves as a link between industry and all levels of government to improve the business climate for the growth of the entertainment industry. The Asylum The Asylum fully finances and produces 10-15 titles per year and its North American home entertainment division has released over three hundred titles to date. Founded in 1997, The Garden State Film Festival GSFF was founded to promote the art of film making on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works ... Michael D. Robins & Associates 23241 Ventura Blvd #300 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 343-1755 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. TOOLS FOR WRITING CHARACTERS THAT SELL SCREENPLAYS This class puts the spotlight on creating and crafting compelling characters so you can write a savvy screenplay that will grab both the Hollywood and independent film world’s attention. Each critical element that comprises a screenplay will be covered (plot, dialogue, structure, and genre), detailing how your protagonists, antagonists and minor characters can shine in each of these categories. West Virginia Film Office The West Virginia Film Office supports commerce by recruiting motion picture, television and related media productions to select West Virginia as a place to conduct business. 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 THE TV SHOWRUNNER'S ROADMAP Neil Landau is an award-winning screenwriter, bestselling author, and professor in the MFA Screenwriting and Producing Programs at UCLA School of Film, TV & Digital Media; in addition to his 25 years of professional experience on writing staffs of some of TV's most successful TV series, Neil has also sold and developed pilots most of the major networks and studios (CBS, ABC, Lifetime). Napa Valley Film Festival Showcasing the best in nw independent filmmaking and world cinema while enjoying world-class food and legendary Napa Valley wine
Improve Your Pitch III with Gary Shusett Gary Shusett aka “Professor Logline” returns to the I.S.A. to help you create more effective pitches for your projects. You’ll find this 2-hour teleclass invaluable for understanding how to get busy producers interested in reading your material. Pixar Located in Emeryville, California, Pixar Animation Studios has created acclaimed animated feature and short films for over 25 years. Pixar is also home to the RenderMan line of software Hollywood Therapy - Overcoming Writers Block There are different kinds of creative blocks and kinds of cures. Special guest David Silverman - writer, producer, LMFT - and ISA Teleconferences host Laurie Lamson discuss what writer’s have done in the past and what they can do now using psychology. Asia Society India Asia Society India Centre enhances dialogue, encourages creative expression and generates ideas in the areas of business and policy, and arts and culture. It was inaugurated in 2006 by 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 Metropolitan Talent Agency Founded in 1982 by Chris Barrett, Metropolitan Talent Agency is a full service talent agency in Los Angeles. 5405 Wilshire Blvd Suite 218 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-4500 APA Talent and Literary Agency APA’s Feature Literary department boasts an impressive roster of established screenwriters, directors and novelists who have been involved in numerous high profile projects. Our clients The AD Council Effecting positive social change, The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization that marshals volunteer talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilities 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. No Parachute Films Mr. Gutierrez’s short film, Sleight of Hand, won the Best Latino Filmmaker Award at the DGA Student Film Awards, was an official selection at Palm Springs Film Festival and won several Writers Guild of America, WEST We work on a unit system (described in detail below*) based on writing employment and/or sales within the Guild's jurisdiction and with a "signatory" company (a company that has sig Crystal Palace Int'l Film Festival Promoting independent filmmakers and talent from around the world.  Organized by Harlequin Productions in London.
Late: 11/29/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short The Marquee Lights Screenwriting Competition seeks to discover newly emerging screenwriters and offer a cash award to the top screenplay in ... Final Deadline: 12/27/14 Rolling: 11/30/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel FREE LOGLINE SUBMISSIONS - Submit your story and showcase it on this network. Final Deadline: 11/30/14 Final: 11/30/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short Welcome to the Courier Screenwriting Awards! Our mission is to discover new screenwriting talent and emerging screenwriters. The Courier ... Final Deadline: 11/30/14 Final: 11/30/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel WILDsound Monthly Screenplay Festival offers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity of hearing their scripts read out loud ... Final Deadline: 11/30/14 Early: 11/30/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series Our mission is to inspire and encourage writers through a competitive showcase, while presenting a great networking opportunity for anyone ... Final Deadline: 03/15/15 Early: 11/30/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel Meet active Hollywood producers, producing the kind of work you produce. You want to write for television? This is where you need to be. Final Deadline: 02/14/15 Final: 12/01/14 Feature The Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Contest seeks pitches, synopses, and loglines for the next great movie idea and connects writers with ... Final Deadline: 12/01/14 Final: 12/01/14 TV Pilot Script Pipeline's 5th Great TV Show Idea Contest seeks pitches, synopses, and loglines for the next great TV idea and connects the winner ... Final Deadline: 12/01/14 Late: 12/01/14 Feature A 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe every April in downtown South Bend, Indiana. 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 * ... Final Deadline: 12/31/14 Early: 12/31/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series Our mission is to inspire and encourage filmmakers and writers through a competitive showcase, while presenting a great networking ... Final Deadline: 05/15/15 Early: 12/31/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series , Play , Novel ITALY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Festival Description Taking Place Milan Italy 2nd to 7th November 2015 One of the greatest festivals ... Final Deadline: 08/07/15 Late: 01/01/15 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 Regular: 01/01/15 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 Early: 01/06/15 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 Regular: 01/10/15 Feature , Short The Universe Multicultural Film Festival seeks to bring the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. We are ... Final Deadline: 02/10/15 Extended: 01/14/15 Feature , TV Pilot , Short Coming off of the heels of its tremendously successful inaugural Screenwriting Competition, the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival is proud ... Final Deadline: 01/14/15 Regular: 01/31/15 Feature , TV Pilot The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition is where your scripts are read directly by investors who buy projects and fund films at the studio ... Final Deadline: 04/30/15 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: 02/18/15 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 Early: 03/02/15 Short , Web Series , Play The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Screenplay Competition is for screenplays for short films only. The focus of this competition is not only ... Final Deadline: 07/31/15