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Listen to this podcast to learn the five main reasons people fail at screenwriting and come away with specific insights and hands-on tools to help give you the best possible shot at success. Perfect for experienced screenwriters as well as beginners
Date Recorded: 03/03/12
Q & A with Robert McKee (ISA Sponsored)
For over 25 years, Robert McKee's Story Seminar has been the world's ultimate writing class for over 50,000 screenwriters, filmmakers, TV writers, novelists, industry executives, actors, producers, directors and playwrights. 
Date Recorded: 02/25/12
90 PAGES/90 SECONDS (ISA Sponsored)
A five-minute pitch meeting is plenty of time to impress an executive as long as you don't pitch for the full five minutes. In 90 Pages/90 Seconds, the founding team behind the Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest will discuss how to maximize your time to deliver an effective and efficient pitch. (Audio begins at 27 seconds.)
Date Recorded: 05/24/14

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Judy Kerr - Acting Coach Judy is recognized in Hollywood for her unique gift of nurturing talent and helping actors succeed. Coaching one-on-one with some of the top names in the business, Judy works to enhance Vienna Film Commission A free service provided by the city, supporting national and international film & TV productions that want to shoot in Vienna. Seattle Shorts Film Fest Seattle Shorts held its first annual film festival in November 2011 to sold out audiences. Our goal was and is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the Film Commission Norway Encouraging and supporting the production of film in Norway, providing a link between the national and international film industry. New Hampshire Film Festival Our mission is to support the art of filmmaking and to present the best in recent independent cinema from the region, nation and world. NHFF unites professional filmmakers and screenwr Midnight Sun Pictures 10960 WIlshire Blvd. Suit 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 440-5853 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. Life as a Horror/Thriller Writing Professional Learn what to expect once you make your way into the Hollywood trenches.  Christine will discuss what it’s really like to be a working screenwriter in Hollywood, including the nuts and bolts of what to expect when you’re hired by a producer, how to manage the relationship and respond to script notes. Scriptwriters Guild Of Israel The Scriptwriters' Guild of Israel represents the vast majority of professional scriptwriters who write for film and television in Israel. Buffalo Dreams Film Fantastic Festival Featuring independent films: SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Cult, Animation, FanFilm. IATSE The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada was founded in 1893 when Luv Multimedia Luv Multimedia is an animation and script production house that was created to move animation into a realm of deeper storytelling. YoFi Film Festival Where audiences and filmmakers get to talk, just not during the movie. It's a chance to see new works by emerging filmmakers, including features, shorts, music videos, animation and stu Independent Film Investment and Production Group We are a production company, film funding company, talent management company. Our primary goal is to help independent filmmakers get their films produced and distributed. Writers Guild of America West Composed of the thousands of writers who write the content for television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and Internet and mobile phones (new media). Austin Studios Austin Studios is a 20-acre film and creative media production complex located in central Austin at 1901 E. 51st Street. Austin Studios’ production facilities currently feature two Liliath & Penumbra Diane got her B.A. at Columbia University, and her M.F.A. at Northwestern University. She has read scripts for companies like Focus Features and Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures. Ile de France Film Commission Providing location services and production incentives to filmmaker looking to shoot in the south of France. HandsOn Malta Basic to advanced Cinematography courses, Masterclasses in all major areas of filmmaking, offer students unique opportunities Shaky Alibi Productions Shaky Alibi Productions has a focus of bringing quality entertainment to all media platforms: feature films, broadcast television, internet streaming webisodes, and mobile entertainmen Tostie Productions Tostie Productions is an award-winning, high-definition video production company based in Boston, Massachusetts, making innovative films & videos that inspire, provoke and entertain. On the Edge Family Film Festival The “On the Edge” Family Film Festival will stimulate the creative talent of aspiring and professional filmmakers and provide a venue to express their voice through the cinematic arts. 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. Improve Your Pitch II with Gary Shusett 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. Chain NYC Film Festival Encouraging the development of quality independent cinema in the digital age through personal stories, original ideas, and new work. Short Sharp Film Festival The Short Sharp Film Festival began back in 2007 and its screening is warmly embraced by Coffs Harbour audiences. The festival, now in its 8th year, attracts entries from Europe, the Mi
Regular: 10/01/14 Feature A 3-day celebration of independent cinema from around the globe every April in downtown South Bend, Indiana. Final Deadline: 12/15/14 Early: 10/01/14 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 Late: 10/06/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short Fresh Voices offers winning screenwriters the tools, guidance and opportunity to pursue a professional career, while offering the industry a ... Final Deadline: 11/06/14 Regular: 10/14/14 Short The APM Short Screenplay Competition creates opportunities for screenwriters around the globe to get their short screenplays PRODUCED, made ... Final Deadline: 10/31/14 Regular: 10/15/14 Feature , Short , Web Series Feedback is included with every round that a script advances, with an opportunity to resubmit during the first 2 rounds. Final Deadline: 11/15/14 Regular: 10/15/14 Feature Whether you have a contained action-thriller or a big, effects-driven blockbuster, we want to read it! ScreenCraft’s screenwriting ... Final Deadline: 10/15/14 Early: 10/15/14 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 Early: 10/15/14 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 Final: 10/16/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Web Series Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is brought to you by the International Screenwriters’ Association. This is our 5th Season ... Final Deadline: 10/16/14 Final: 10/17/14 TV Pilot Over $3,000 in Cash and Prizes! All winners are sent to over 25 producers, agents and managers. Our intention is to help open doors for the ... Final Deadline: 10/17/14 Late: 10/17/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short A vanguard organization set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful ... Final Deadline: 11/07/14 Late: 10/17/14 Feature , Short Win over $5,000 in Cash and Prizes! - PLUS winning scripts will get Produced and made into Movies! Our goal is to discover and promote the ... Final Deadline: 10/17/14 Regular: 10/25/14 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 Late: 10/31/14 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 Late: 10/31/14 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 Late: 10/31/14 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: 10/31/14 Feature The StoryPros International -- an open competition recognizing the top 5 scripts with $15,000.00 in cash and prizes, including invaluable ... Final Deadline: 10/31/14 Regular: 11/01/14 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 Regular: 11/01/14 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 Late: 11/03/14 Feature The KAIROS PRIZE, now in its 10th season, is one of the most successful competitions in the country with one of the highest winner to ... Final Deadline: 11/03/14 Regular: 11/03/14 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 Final: 11/15/14 Feature , TV Pilot The First Look Project, presented by Script Pipeline, fulfills the current requests of studios and top-tier production companies by finding ... Final Deadline: 11/15/14 Regular: 11/15/14 Feature To promote any holiday themed screenplays and expose winners to industry professionals. *Cash prizes. * ONLY Holiday themed screenplay ... Final Deadline: 11/15/14 Late: 11/17/14 Feature , Short During the OFF we now do a Writers Theatre aspect of our screenplay competition, which means we have local actors read sections of the ... Final Deadline: 11/17/14 Early: 11/19/14 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 Late: 11/25/14 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 01/31/15 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 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 ... Final Deadline: 03/01/15