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Robert McKee returns to Portugal

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The most renowned and respected world specialist in the field of screenwriting will once again be in Lisbon on the 13th, 14th and 15th of November, to present the Genre Thriller, Genre Comedy and Genre Love Story Seminars. The event will take place in Lisbon, on the Teatro Aberto for three days. Appealing to a largely diverse public, this seminar takes place over the course of three intense days and is an unique source of knowledge and inspiration to professionals and students connec...

The Story Works: new screenwriting training initiative at Edinburgh Festival

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Edinburgh, Scotland, 15 October 2009, The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced a new training initiative funded by Skillset, - The Story Works.The Story Works is a high-level screenwriting initiative aimed at experienced screenwriters which will be delivered by the triumvirate partnership of story editor Kate Leys - as project director, producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey as creative advisors and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.The programme is supported by an advi...

FirstGlance Feature and Short Screenplay Competitions Calling for Submissions!

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Feature Screenplay Competition Deadline July 12th 2009 Top three scripts are judged by Hollywood production companies and top producers in the industry, including Greenestreet Films, Boxing Cat Films (Tim Allen’s production company), Madhouse Entertainment, Avalanche! Entertainment, CMM Productions, Alma Libra Films, Vine Entertainment, Converge Entertainment and some of Hollywood’s biggest producers. Categories: Drama Com...

FirstGlance Feature and Short Screenplay Competitions Calling for Submissions!

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FirstGlance Feature and Short Screenplay Competitions Late Deadline: July 12, 2009 WAB Deadline :July 22, 2009 Top three scripts are judged by Hollywood production companies and top producers in the industry, including Greenestreet Films, Boxing Cat Films (Tim Allen’s production company), Madhouse Entertainment, Avalanche! Entertainment, CMM Productions, Alma Libra Films, Vine Entertainment, Converge Entertainment and some of Hollywood’s biggest producers....

Claw Award Winners (2007, Terror Film Festival)

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  2007 CLAW AWARD WINNERS Excellence in the Craft of FILMMAKING Best Feature Film SIDE SHO Director, Mike D'Anna Producer, Paula Fox Best Director JOHN FAUST By Appointment Only Best Screenplay THE WISH Screenwriter, Christian Jude Grillo Best Horror Short Film RED HARVEST Director, Dylan Griffith Producer, Dylan Griffith Best Fantasy Short Film REGRET Director, Craig Sudac Producer, Craig Sudac Best Science Fiction Short Film ELECTRICAL SKELETAL...

2009 Great Lakes Film Association Scriptwriting Competition

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The annual Great Lakes Film Association Scriptwriting Competition has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays of all genres and niches including documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation and Gay/Lesbian for the 2009 competition.The Great Lakes Film Association Scriptwriting Competition has achieved such great success in past years that we now are able to offer a ...

Screenwriting Expo Golden Pitch Festival

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From Friday to Sunday (Nov. 14th-16th), the 2008 Screenwriting Expo will once again host the best pitch event in existence: The Golden Pitch Festival.With the best collection of studios, production companies, agencies and management companies we've ever presented, the Golden Pitch Festival gives you unparalleled access to industry professionals at top companies who are actively seeking new clients and material. For legal reasons, many of these companies must reject unsolicited material from unre...

MediaBridge Screenwriters' Lab: Teens Teaming up with the Pros

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For every Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, and Luke Skywalker, there has been a Dumbledore, a Gandalf and an Obi Wan Kenobi. And for every budding screenwriter, there are mentors who help steer them on their way. At Facets Multi-Media's third annual MediaBridge Screenwriters' Lab, held August 4-8 at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S. King Drive), a team of "creative advisors," will read and critique the MediaBridge screenwriters' scripts. Five professional actors will apply their talents...

Elliot V. Kotek: Moving Pictures Editor

Elliot V. Kotek: Moving Pictures Editor In addition to his position as Editor in Chief, Moving PicturesMagazine, Mr. Kotek is also the US Entertainment Correspondent for ABC Radio, broadcast weekly to 1 million listeners. Elliot has contributed stories and interviews to dozens of publications on the film industry, including exclusive interviews with over forty Oscar winners. Mr. Kotek is also an accomplished actor

Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award

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Adrienne Shelly has been selected by the American Screenwriters Association (ASA) to receive ASA's prestigious Discover Screenwriting Award. The award honors a writer who, perhaps for the first time, had his or her screenplay produced into a feature film or movie for television, which received wide distribution or broadcast, and, in the opinion of our Board of Directors and members, reflects the highest levels of artistic achievement in screenwriting. The American Screenwriters Association is pr...

2008 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival Call For Entries

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Among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 7th annual Great Lakes Independent Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian for the 2008 festival, September 25th. Thru September 28th. We shall accept all ranges of mus...

ASA Announces Nominees for 2007 Discover Award

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The American Screenwriters Association (ASA) announced today the nominees for the 2007 Discover Screenwriting Award. The award honors a writer who, perhaps for the first time, had his or her screenplay produced into a feature film or movie for television, which received wide distribution or broadcast, and, in the opinion of our Board of Directors and members, reflects the highest levels of artistic achievement in screenwriting. The five nominees were voted on by professional members of the Ameri...

Screenwriting for Film & Television

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Screenwriting is an exciting area within the film industry. In fact everything rest of screenwriters. There would be no films without screenwriters. The writers are the creative genius behind the masterpieces which have been created since the beginning of film. Screenwriters can be said to be the cornerstone of Hollywood and the movie industry in general. Without their scripts actors would not be working, directors would not be directing and the food cart would have no cast and crew to sel...

StoryLink a new Social network for screenwriters

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The Writers Store® (www.writersstore.com), the premier resource center for writers and filmmakers worldwide, today announced the official launch of StoryLink (www.storylink.com), the first social networking website specifically created for screenwriters and filmmakers. StoryLink offers members countless opportunities to network with professional and aspiring creatives and to promote, share and market their materials or services. StoryLink is the only online destination that combines the crafts ...

Danish screenwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson receives the Copenhagen Golden Swan

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Kim Fupz Aakeson to receive an Honorary Award at Copenhagen International Film FestivalWhen Copenhagen International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 29 September, the Danish screenwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson will be presented with an Honorary Award.Extract from the motivation speechWhen a new film is released, the attention usually focuses on the director and the actors. On the actors, because they are so visible, after all that's their profession; an...

ASA International Screenwriters Conference

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20th Annual ASA International Screenwriters Conference ("Selling to Hollywood")The conference and Feature Film and Television Script Pitch Day, held in partnership with the San Diego Film Festival! The conference will be held September 28-29th (Friday & Saturday), and the SDFF runs Sept. 27-30th (Thurs - Sunday).HERE IS THE LINK FOR YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE: https://secure.server101.com/asa/sthregister.h tml Please note the conference is limited to the first 100 people who register. We...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

  Monday, April 30------The Tribeca Film Institute announced the winners of the fourth Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.  Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. At ceremonies held over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Center, the following winners were honored:NARRATIVE SECTION PRIZE: Ben Rekhi for his current screenplay WASTE, which tells the story ...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

Monday, April 30------The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the winners of the fourth Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.  Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. At ceremonies held over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Center, the following winners were announced:NARRATIVE SECTION PRIZE: Ben Rekhi for his current screenplay WASTE, which tells the st...

IFFF Dedicates Saturday to the Writers

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The third day of the International Family Film Festival is scheduled to be a bonanza of riches for the screenwriters. Starting at 10 am with a Panel led by the acclaimed Founder and Director of the Writer's Boot Camp, Jeffrey Gordon, followed by an emersive writer's session led by The Writer's Workshop after lunch, and then a two hour "Pitch Me" experience where writers are invited to bring material to pitch for feedback from a panel of acquisitions professionals in the film industry.The Scree...

Script to screen: TuLsa's 5th to come

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TULSA'S FIFTH ANNUAL BAREBONES SCRIPT TO SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL AND MOVIE CONFERENCE will be held October 4th thru 8th at the TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGES' METRO CAMPUS located at ninth and Cincinnatti, THE GREAT WESTERN DOWNTOWN HOTEL at seventh and Boston and at the CIRCLE CINEMA II at 10 South Lewis.The film festival will exhibit movies made in Oklahoma, across the U.S. and from around the world. It will also feature industry professionals as well as college and university level instructors in a s...

Screenplay Writing Workshop at Indian Filma Academy

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Indian Film Academy (IFA) is organizing a 4 Day Workshop on Screenplay Writing from 13th to 16 April, 2006 at Juhu Jagriti Hall, N.M.College, Opp Bhaidas Hall, Juhu, Mumbai. The workshop will be conducted and co-coordinated by Mr.Ashok Rane, Film Critic / Academician / Writer & Director of IFA . Mr.Ashok Rane who learnt screenplay writing from the world famous legendary screenplay writer Mr.Jean Claude Carriere, has successfully conducted several workshop in the past in India and US. He has a b...

Annual International Screenwriting Competition awards

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Mike Miller's Ten and a Half Captures Prestigious ASA Top Honors John E. Johnson, Executive Director of the American Screenwriters Association (ASA), announced today that Mike Miller of Vista, CA has won the Grand Prize of the 8th Annual International Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by the American Screenwriters Association and Gotham Writers' Workshop. The award will be presented at the Actor's Ball & Awards Gala on September 24, 2005 as part of the San Diego Film Festival and ASA Internat...

Visionfest semi finalists of its 2nd Feature Screenwriting Competition

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VISIONFEST 05: The Other Festival (VF05) has officially announced the (25) semi-finalists of its second annual Feature Screenwriting Competition. The scripts, which hovered closely to the 100 entries mark (representing a very prolific number of submissions considering the early growing stages of this competition), touched upon several classic movie genres, with the majority of entries being dramas and with comedies (particularly of the romantic kind) being a close second, and horror at a promine...

The Austin Film Festival focuses on screenwriting

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The Austin Film Festival is entering its 11th year with more excitement than ever before! From Oct 14th- 21st Austin will host over 60 panels, and screen over 100 films.Meet the creators of ...Apollo 13 · Gladiator · Big Fish · Anchorman · Finding Nemo · Pirates of the Caribbean · Cast Away · Legends of the Fall · Saturday Night Live · Good Morning Vietnam · The Larry Sanders Show · Rain Man · Monster's Inc · Hannibal · Shrek· Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 · Elf · The Long Kiss Goodnight ...

New York City PitchXchange launches june 4&5

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NEW YORK PITCHXCHANGE - FIRST ROUND OF EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCED Finally, East Coast screenwriters have access to industry decision makers!Companies confirmed to be hearing pitches include: Miramax, Dimension, Blue Sky, The Hudson Agency, Andrew Lauren Productions, Bigel/Mailer Films, 4th Row Films, Deutsch/Open City and HDnet Films, Emerging Pictures, Eric Hanson Management, the Howard Stern Production Company and Hallmark Entertainment.The Inaugural New York City PitchXchange brings one-on-one pitc...
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