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Embracing Criticism or Stop Being Right

Embracing Criticism or Stop Being Right

There’s a reason I like to call it feedback instead of criticism. First, feedback doesn’t sound so harsh, and second, most people (even writers) don’t know how to properly give constructive criticism. But let’s look at the word criticism before we decide how to deal […]

Screenwriting Competition Strategies

Screenwriting Competition Strategies

Screenwriting competitions require strategies;   You’ve worked hard on your script. Plotting. Crafting. Writing. Rewriting. Reading. Rewriting. Basically, you’ve done everything you can to make your script, YOUR STORY, the absolute best it can be. Now what?  There are literally hundreds of screenwriting competitions, and while […]

My Students Take 50% of the Wins!

My Students Take 50% of the Wins!

Of the ten winners from a Place Called Sacramento Screenwriting competition, half of them came from my recent screenwriting class. The winners were announced last week, and though I knew of two, I hadn’t heard about the rest. I was floored. Several students that I […]

Build Your Film Resume

Build Your Film Resume

A PLACE CALLED SACRAMENTO — Short Film Competition Access Sacramento hosts this awesome opportunity for film-makers. Each year, Access Sacramento accepts short screenplays (under 10 pages). The scripts are read by a panel of judges and after much consideration, ten finalists are selected to represent! […]

Free Screenplay Formatting Software

Free Screenplay Formatting Software

Free screenplay formatting software makes writing easy.  The hardest part of screenwriting is what you don’t see. However, it’s whats on the page that we all wonder about. And certainly, if you expect somebody else to read your pages, you want to make sure they’re […]

UCLA Offers Free Law Clinic to Doc Filmmakers

UCLA Offers Free Law Clinic to Doc Filmmakers

A UCLA School of Law clinic will help documentarians navigate the the legal issues of filmmaking. Awesome News! This comes from The Westwood Patch news source. LOS ANGELES, CA — “Documentary filmmakers needing assistance in understanding legal issues pertaining to their projects can soon turn […]

What is the Future of Amazon’s Uninspired Prime Video Anyway?

What is the Future of Amazon’s Uninspired Prime Video Anyway?

Just when I think Amazon has something worth watching in their mostly uninspired prime video selection, I discover the show has already been axed by their short-sighted leader. It seems Bezos slashed the niche programming after the former Studio President Roy Price was removed recently. […]

5 Scholarships — Screenwriting Opportunity for Women Under 21…

5 Scholarships — Screenwriting Opportunity for Women Under 21…

Great opportunity for women under 21 who want to write a short screenplay. Finding Another Greta – Class Scholarships for Aspiring Young Lady Film Writers

Write Your Short; A Place Called Sacramento Contest

Write Your Short; A Place Called Sacramento Contest

Special Short-Film Screenwriting Workshop Begins Sat. March 11


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