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Another Successful Virtual Pitch Challenge

Wow! Another Pitch Panel & Pitch Challenge in the books! We were blown away by the submissions this round and it was hard to narrow down our top picks, but first...   One Important Thing Executives Look for in a Pitch:The...
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Virtual Table Read Event - Offbeat by Marshall Gillson

International Screenwriters’ Association To Feature OFFBEAT by Marshall Gillson in Virtual Table Read Event, Directed by Randall Winston (Scrubs, Mixed-Ish). November 19th, 2020 – International Screenwriters’ Association has...
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Something to be Grateful For

Thanksgiving is next week and the year 2020 is coming to a close, so we're taking stock of all that we're grateful for! This week, and every week, we're grateful for all you writers who keep honing your craft and continuing to excel. Even if you...
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ISAConnect Spotlight

Today it's about our ISAConnect members. They have been making strides in the writing world and we want to give them a proper shout out.  If you've been thinking about joining ISAConnect, but you're not sure if you want to make the leap, maybe...
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Looking Back at the Top 25 of 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a doozy for everyone, so we're excited for a fresh start in 2021! In anticipation of the new year and the Top 25 of 2021 being announced tomorrow, we're taking a look back at some of our past...
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“Take Risks And Do Not Try To Replicate Others’ Styles” ROAR Manager

“Take Risks And Do Not Try To Replicate Others’ Styles” ROAR Manager Jay Glazer Advises Screenwriters: Jay Glazer is a manager/producer who represents creatives in film, television, & theatre. He worked at Brillstein...
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Why Is Your Screenwriting Career Stalling?

There are screenwriters who make it and screenwriters who don’t. Even aspiring screenwriters who toil for years perfecting their craft aren’t guaranteed a produced credit. Assuming that most writers who have been trying to break in for...
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How To Write A Contained Film

Contained films are restrained stories that have traditionally been limited to the horror/ thriller genre. They are characterized by having few characters (often three to five, sometimes as few as one), no more than one or two main locations...
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8 Keys to Writing a Marketable Script

1. ONE GENRE TO RULE THEM ALL I recently sat through a webinar where writers were given the opportunity to pitch their concepts. One lady stuck out to me because she described her project as a suspense, thriller, and comedy, with horror elements....
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“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” 7 Tips for Great Dialogue

Jacob Stuart's advice on writing dialogue for screenplays.Hollywood has a short attention span. Unlike writers, who may have all day to sit and ponder, plotting out their next script, or revising and revising a screenplay until their fingers are...
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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Screenwriting Career Never Takes Off

Often, I get asked: What are the commonalities you’ve seen among your writers who have broken in? What are the shared traits of working screenwriters? And, even more specifically, what are the most important things that a screenwriter can do...
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How to Write Action Description

Alex Southey explores five different kinds of action description, and how they dictate tone in a script. Many people tend to assume that because it doesn’t affect the final film, action description doesn’t matter very much. But this couldn’t...
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