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Don Thompson

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10 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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28 Award Wins

Ted Campbell Wraps A DANGEROUS DEFENSE for MarVista Entertainment

Dale Winton

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23 Award Wins

POSITIVE LEE Off To A Very Positive Awards Start.

Rodolfo Alvarado

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9 Award Wins

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

Johnny Gilligan

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32 Award Wins

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

Matthew Papadopoulos

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83 Award Wins

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

Christopher DeWan

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7 Award Wins

WUNDERLAND optioned by Omnifilm Entertainment

Stéphanie Joalland

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5 Award Wins

Visit Films boards ICE

Anthony Pittore

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2 Award Wins

Accepted into the Writers Guild Foundation's Veterans Writing Project

Kim Hornsby

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21 Award Wins

CHAT - On RED LIST

Johnny Gilligan

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32 Award Wins

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

Danielle Nicki

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4 Award Wins

ISA Fast Track Fellowship Effect

T. Siena

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4 Award Wins

ISA Fast Track Fellowship Effect

Larry Coleman

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12 Award Wins

EBO Advances in the Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Competition

Rain Story

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17 Award Wins

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

John Young

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4 Award Wins

SCARLET SEAS - Semi-Finalist Pitch Now Season 3 Contest

Amy Amani

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12 Award Wins

WHEN IN ROME receives some love

Christopher DeWan

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7 Award Wins

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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32 Award Wins

REVELATIONS by Johnny Gilligan Takes 2nd Place at 2021 Cinestory

Larry Coleman

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12 Award Wins

EBO, a Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Short Semifinalist

Kim Hornsby

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21 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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28 Award Wins

Beverly Hills Film Festival selects ROSES IN THE WATER

Justin Hayward

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19 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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12 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

Rachel McClard

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Stowe Story Labs - quarterfinalist

Jason Todd

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7 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

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Red Hot Australian Cast Set for ‘Fires’ Fact-Based Drama Series

Patrick Frater • April 09, 2021

Leading producers Tony Ayres and Belinda Chayko have assembled an extraordinary Australian cast for Fires, a drama series that presents personal tales from the front lines of the country’s recent catastrophic...

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‘We’re Not Out of the Long Grass’: What to Expect From MipTV and the International Series...

Will Thorne • April 08, 2021

Although this year’s edition of the Cannes TV market MipTV is going virtual, the opportunity for distributors to catch the eye is larger than ever as global and regional content are eager to make up for lost...

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‘Unicorn Hunters’ to Debut in May Across Multiple Platforms

Haley Bosselman • April 09, 2021

In the spirit of National Unicorn Day, Smart Dog Media announced “Unicorn Hunters” will premiere on May 10. The pioneering new business series spotlights emerging growth companies working to hit the coveted...

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Rmvistar Picks Global Rights to Mr. Bug’s ‘Anacronte,’ Having Joined Series Project...

Jamie Lang • April 09, 2021

Global distribution-production company Rmvistar has acquired global rights to the multi-award-winning animated short “Anacronte,” produced by leading Argentine animation house Mr. Bug Studio in collaboration...

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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’: Max Osinski Joins Season 2 Of AMC Spinoff As Recurring

Denise Petski • April 08, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Max Osinski (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Shameless) is set for a recurring role on the second season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the second stand-alone series in AMC’s The Walking Dead...

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California’s Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Supply Plummets Just As Millions More Residents Become...

Tom Tapp • April 08, 2021

“I encourage everybody to avail themselves [of the vaccine] next week, everybody over 16,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday. State residents may find it hard to follow through on the...

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GLAAD Media Awards Winners List: ‘Schitt’s Creek’, ‘Disclosure’, ‘Star Trek:...

Dino-Ray Ramos • April 08, 2021

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‘Fires’: Eliza Scanlen, Sam Worthington & Richard Roxburgh Among Ensemble Cast In Tony Ayres &...

Peter White • April 08, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Australian drama series Fires has put together its cast. The series, created by Stateless creator Tony Ayres and Belinda Chayko, has put together an ensemble cast featuring Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects),...

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7 Tips To Nailing The Virtual Pitch

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • March 17, 2021

Hollywood production may have slowed during the pandemic, but pitching carries on — with a virtual twist. And that’s unlikely to change. Even when we can once again meet people face to face, the ability...

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The 4 Attention States You Should Know As A Screenwriter

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • March 15, 2021

We’ve written several articles on how screenwriters can best allocate their time to be the most productive. Whether you write in the wee hours of the night when you’re in a state of lucid dreaming or do...

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How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • March 11, 2021

This article by Angela Bourassa was originally published in Creative Screenwriting Magazine in 2018, but we felt it was worthy of a republish.For me – and I think for many writers – the most...

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How Attached Are You To Your Characters?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • March 09, 2021

The psychological study of attachment explores how humans bond in ways that have a lasting impact on their behaviors. Attachment begins at birth with the primary caregiver and develops through adolescence into...

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Ten Rewriting Strategies

Ron Suppa • March 18, 2021

Ron Suppa discusses the importance of rewrites, and offers crucial advice on how to go about making them:When I published the following strategies in my book, Real Screenwriting: Strategies and Stories from...

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“Learn to love all forms of storytelling”

Heather Hale • March 16, 2021

Writers and screenwriting teachers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir share their insights on writing with partners, developing scripts for television, and adaptations.Life has a way of getting in the way of...

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Meet the Reader: Amanda Pendolino

Brianne Hogan • March 12, 2021

Script Reader Amanda Pendolino talks grammar, multi-tasking and reading more:Sure, her college degree sounds scientific – a Bachelor of Science in Television – but script reader Amanda Pendolino...

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What You Should Never Ask A Screenwriter

Annie Banks • March 10, 2021

Is being a screenwriter a real job? One that regularly pays the bills and affords all screenwriters a luxury lifestyle? To answer the first questions. Well… if you dedicate your career to screenwriting...

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YouTube Purges Florida Governor Video Over Claims Children Don’t...

Sean Burch • April 08, 2021

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Facebook, Instagram Hit by Global Outages

Sean Burch • April 08, 2021

The social network ran into some problems on Thursday afternoon, with both Facebook and Instagram experiencing mass outages that impacted users from the U.S. to Eastern Europe. DownDetector.com, a website dedicated...

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Summer TV: Here Are the Premiere Dates for Broadcast’s New and...

Jennifer Maas • April 08, 2021

Spring has just arrived, but broadcast TV networks are already looking to the summer, announcing which shows will premiere during what’s traditionally not a peak programming block for NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and...

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Phone App Use in US Up Nearly 20% During Pandemic to More Than 4...

Sean Burch • April 08, 2021

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 374 With Filmmaker Ben Hozie

Ashley Scott Meyers • April 05, 2021

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MEET THE READER: "Why I Hate - Really Hate - Writing Synopses"

Ray Morton • April 02, 2021

When covering a screenplay for a studio or a production company, the analyst’s brief is to read the script, write a synopsis, and then pen an assessment. Ray Morton shares four main elements a synopsis must...

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From Page to Screen—'A Wrinkle in Time'

Joy Cheriel Brown • April 01, 2021

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INTERVIEW: ‘Boss Level’ writer/director Joe Carnahan

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