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Don Thompson

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11 Award Wins

KALTENHOUSE Wins Top Prize At New York Film Awards

Tricia Lee

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8 Award Wins

GOOD CHANCE on 2020 Black List!

Ted Campbell

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Ted Campbell Wraps A DANGEROUS DEFENSE for MarVista Entertainment

Dale Winton

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POSITIVE LEE Off To A Very Positive Awards Start.

Rodolfo Alvarado

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THE VOICE OF SANTA ANITA: THE LIMITED SERIES --Optioned

Johnny Gilligan

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ISA Top 25 2021 Writer with Two Sci-Fi Pilots In Big Breaks 2020 Top 10

Matthew Papadopoulos

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98 Award Wins

THE REAL THING - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (2020)

Christopher DeWan

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WUNDERLAND optioned by Omnifilm Entertainment

Stéphanie Joalland

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8 Award Wins

Visit Films boards ICE

Anthony Pittore

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Accepted into the Writers Guild Foundation's Veterans Writing Project

Kim Hornsby

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24 Award Wins

CHAT - On RED LIST

Johnny Gilligan

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34 Award Wins

#1 On THE RED LIST - Johnny Gilligan's TV Pilot REVELATIONS

Danielle Nicki

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Larry Coleman

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EBO Advances in the Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Competition

Rain Story

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THE PECULIAR PREDICAMENTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER RATS Published Book

Rae Jones

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1 Award Win

ISA Development Slate 2021

John Hartfield

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1 Award Win

CONTINGENCY in development

Amy Amani

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12 Award Wins

WHEN IN ROME receives some love

Christopher DeWan

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF KAIJU Optioned

Greg Fortier

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10 Award Wins

Feature screenplay optioned by Marginal Mediaworks

Johnny Gilligan

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34 Award Wins

REVELATIONS by Johnny Gilligan Takes 2nd Place at 2021 Cinestory

Larry Coleman

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14 Award Wins

EBO, a Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Short Semifinalist

Kim Hornsby

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24 Award Wins

Short Script Makes the Top Ten

Sam Peters

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FROM THE DARKEST SKIES Optioned

Gregory Houghton

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9 Award Wins

Signed with Kathy Muraviov of the The Muraviov Company

Chris Mul

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27 Award Wins

Final Draft Big Break Winner - FASTER THAN HORSES

John Mawson

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3 Award Wins

Audio Movie starring Brian Cox and John Malkovich in Post Production

Holly Holstein

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8 Award Wins

Quarter-Finalist - WeScreenplay Feature Contest

La'Chris Jordan

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32 Award Wins

Beverly Hills Film Festival selects ROSES IN THE WATER

Justin Hayward

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21 Award Wins

12 HOURS 2 STEAL wins at UK Motion Picture Festival

Gregory Houghton

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9 Award Wins

JUST IN! The Epiphany of Faye Optioned

Veronica Tabares

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13 Award Wins

MINERVA CLAUS named Quarterfinalist

Larry Coleman

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14 Award Wins

EBO advances in the SWN Screenplay Competition:

Harker Jones

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8 Award Wins

COLE & COLETTE accepted to the Horror Movie Awards Film Festival

Jason Todd

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10 Award Wins

ANTILLIA: CONQUEST GOLD Advances to Finals of Table Read My Screenplay 2021

Ted Campbell

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28 Award Wins

Ted Campbell wraps KILLER PROFILE for MarVista Entertainment

Daniel Woburn

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THE MIST AMONG THE TREES, Optioned by My Precious Pictures

Audrey Webb

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9 Award Wins

LGBTQ Crime Drama Makes Top 10 List

Peter Arneson

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1 Award Win

Nicholl Semifinalist script independently produced

Chris Pittas

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11 Award Wins

ISA Fast-track leads to a spot on Development Slate

LaDarrion Williams

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ISA Development Slate Invitation and DREAMERS Pitched to Amazon Studios

LaDarrion Williams

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Sundance Playwriting Intensive

Annika Pampel

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Signed with Paradigm

Annika Pampel

Top 25

ODIUM optioned

Jason Todd

ISA Dev Slate

10 Award Wins

ANTILLIA Advances to Semifinals of ScreenCraft Public Domain Competition

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Ben Croll • June 19, 2021

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Jamie Lang • June 19, 2021

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‘Luca’ Star Jacob Tremblay on Recording at Pixar and Bringing Improv to His Role

Jazz Tangcay • June 19, 2021

Jacob Tremblay stars as “Luca” in Pixar’s new animated feature. The coming-of-age film follows two young sea creatures and best friends who embark on a summer adventure when they explore the...

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Chaz Ebert Amplifies Black Voices and Stories With Inaugural Black Writers Week on RogerEbert.com

Haley Bosselman • June 19, 2021

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Stacey Abrams Hints At Political Office, Defends Compromise on Voting Rights Bill, Says Juneteenth...

Jill Goldsmith • June 19, 2021

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Matt Grobar • June 19, 2021

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Matt Grobar • June 18, 2021

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‘Work In Progress’: Abby McEnany & Lilly Wachowski Talk Pandemic’s Place In Season 2, Tease...

Alexandra Del Rosario • June 18, 2021

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3 Ways Screenwriters Can Innovate Their Stories

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • May 24, 2021

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Just Write The !&*>^% Script Without The Tricks! (Part 2)

Mark Sevi • May 17, 2021

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Creative Screenwriting Magazine • May 13, 2021

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Just Write The !&*>^% Script Without The Tricks! (Part 1)

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • May 10, 2021

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Narrative Tricks:I don’t like storytelling “tricks.” By that I mean voice over, fantasy sequences, flashbacks, dreams, montages, or unnecessary or...

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Plants and Payoffs in Screenwriting

James Napoli • June 04, 2021

“Bad for glass,” mutters private eye Jake Gittes in Robert Towne’s Chinatown. When the statement is first heard in the story, it is merely Jake’s culturally insensitive remark about the...

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The Nutshell Technique

Brock Swinson • June 03, 2021

As a practiced script consultant, Jill Chamberlain has read more scripts than most individuals have seen movies. In her research, she has discovered that 99 percent of first-time writers are missing the fundamental...

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Reverse Cause and Effect

Jeffrey Kitchen • June 01, 2021

Reverse Cause and Effect is a unique development tool that enables you to wade into a complex mix of story material and pull it together into a tight sequence of events. Cause and effect is a crucial part of good...

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The Building Blocks of Story

Joe Gilford • May 31, 2021

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‘Loki’ Director Breaks Down Why They Created Miss Minutes for...

Tim Baysinger • June 19, 2021

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Macy Gray Trashed for Suggesting ‘Divisive’ American Flag Be...

Alex Noble • June 19, 2021

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Ralph Macchio on the Secret to Making Badass ’80s Fight Scenes in...

Tony Maglio • June 19, 2021

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Steve Pond • June 19, 2021

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Tim Molloy • June 18, 2021

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Ashley Scott Meyers • June 14, 2021

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Beyond Nepotism: New Ways to Make It in Hollywood

Mitch Lusas • June 11, 2021

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