The 15-MINUTE METHOD is going to take that great idea you have for a movie and help you transform it into a fully-fledged first draft of a screenplay, and we’re going to do it fast! We’ll take you through a step-by-step guide that’s both simple and efficient, and results in you having a comprehensive blueprint from which to work from.
Not only have we broken down the structure of a screenplay into manageable 15-minute sequences, we’ve also stripped down the development process into achievable 15-minute exercises that’ll take you from concept through to first draft with a structured series of assignments, examples, and handy hints.
Screenwriting isn’t an exact science, this is just one of several methods, and although the emphasis here is on structure and plot development, we don’t want to hamper the creative process. Don’t feel you need to follow the workbook precisely page by page. Each section can be filled in whenever you need and you can go back and forth between sections if required. Get used to making notes, brainstorming, moving things around, and having fun!
OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Shore Scripts offers two main contest categories each year - Feature, and TV-Pilot, in addition to our annual Short Film Fund.
Shore Scripts has the highest caliber of industry judges of any screenwriter contest in the world. These are just some of the 36+ judges who will read the winning scripts:
OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +
BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +
Plus, the top scripts entered will be sent to our roster of 150+ affiliated production companies, managers, agents, and directors.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)