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639 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting  Tags: screenwriting fundamentals mark tapio kines lynda.com 
socialpolitan.org — Screenwriting Fundamentals   Join independent film director and screenwriter Mark Tapio Kines as he walks you through the process of getting your screenplay idea out of your head and onto the printed page. Learn how to define your story's characters, obstacles, and scope; understand the importance of each of the three acts in a traditional narrative structure; and discover how to build tension and reveal key plot points. Lastly, Mark shows you how to format your screenplay to make it readable and well paced, and navigate the legalities of adapting an existing property, collaborating with a cowriter, or engaging in a work-for-hire contract. Topics include: Finding the drama in your story idea Structuring your story into three acts Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals Creating obstacles for your characters Understanding the importance of suspense Timing your plot twists Formatting your script Registering for a copyright
socialpolitan.org — Writers can learn methods to enhance their writing with online screenwriting courses from the Writers Store. From screenwriting tips & writing advice from best-selling authors to practical secrets about feature films from master producers and directors, there is something for everyone. Choose from hundreds of online writing classes, including free writing seminars, and advance to the next level within the entertainment industry!   Writers Store Online Screenwriting Courses & Classes
982 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Screenwriting  Tags: cinestory fellowship screenwriting 
cinestory.org — A national nonprofit dedicated to mentoring screenwriters. They offer an annual fellowship that includes a 12-month mentorship program with Hollywood professionals.   Find out what it takes to be a part of the CineStory fellowship program.  And how CineStory's professional mentoring can help you. Home Retreat Submit News Fellowship Success Webinars  
990 days ago 0 comments From: Writing-Admin Categories: Software  Tags: trelby gpl free screenwriting software 
trelby.org — A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program! Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. Trelby is free software, that you can contribute to. Features Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking. Multiplatform : Behaves identically on all platforms, generating the exact same output. Choice of view: Multiple views, including draft view, WYSIWYG mode, and fullscreen to suit your writing style. Name database: Character name database containing over 200,000 names from various countries. Reporting: Scene/location/character/dialogue reports. Compare: Ability to compare scripts, so you know what changed between versions. Import: Screenplay formatted text, Final Draft XML (.fdx), Celtx (.celtx), Fountain (.fountain), Adobe Story (.astx) and Fade In Pro (.fadein). Export: PDF, formatted text, HTML, RTF, Final Draft XML (.fdx) and Fountain (.fountain). PDF: Built-in, highly configurable PDF generator. Supports embedding your chosen font. Also supports generating PDFs with custom watermarks, to help track shared files. Free software: Licensed under the GPL, Trelby welcomes developers and screenwriters to contribute in making it more useful. Excited? Take the screenshot tour, or download it and give it a test. It’s free! Like what you hear, and want to help? Get involved! Find us on twitter as @TrelbyOrg, on Google+, and on Facebook.
celtx.com — #1 choice for media pre-production. Celtx is the world's first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces 'paper & binder' pre-production with a digital approach that's more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.   Free screenwriting software storyboard schedule.   Multi-Media Friendly Celtx helps you produce all types of media — film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story. All In One You can use Celtx for the entire production process — write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew. Fully Integrated Celtx is designed to help your entire production team work together on a single, easy to share project file — eliminating the confusion of multiple project files, and the need for 'paper and binder'. The Complete Media Pre-Production System Celtx on your desktop delivers the most fluid writing experience — you can always keep your fingers moving as fast as your thoughts and your creative flow is never interrupted. Celtx Studios makes it simple to share projects, manage workflow, and securely store your work. And Celtx Script for the iPhone/iPad lets you write on the move, and sync scripts with your desktop and your Studio. Non-Linear Project Development Celtx puts a choice of fully integrated development tools right at your fingertips, giving you total flexibility to determine how your story takes shape. World Community of Media Creators More than 1,000,000 media creators in 170 countries create with Celtx in 30 different languages. Celtx is used by independent filmmakers and studio professionals, and by students in over 1,800 universities and film schools — many that have adopted Celtx for teaching and class work submission.
wgaeast.org —  What is the Writers Guild of America, East? The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content. Our members write everything from big budget movies to independent films, late night comedy/variety shows to daytime serials, broadcast and radio news, web series, documentaries, and animation. The WGAE works on their behalf to promote and protect the professional and artistic interests of this diverse community. On joining the Guild, writers from an extraordinarily vast range of backgrounds and abilities unite to promote, protect, and maintain important artistic and professional principles. The Guild’s assistance is provided regardless of the writers’ degree of success. Who Runs the Guild? A union is the sum of its members; the leadership and participation of our members are the lifeblood of the Guild. The officers and council of the WGAE are elected from the membership, by the membership. The WGAE is a democracy and the votes of our members are central to the union’s direction. Each member operates under the one person, one vote system that has been a core operating tenet of the Guild since its formation.The current President of the Guild is writer Michael Winship and you can read about the members of the Guild’s Council here. Lowell Peterson is the Guild’s Executive Director. A full directory of staff can be found here.Members also serve on the committees and caucuses that help shape the Guild’s actions. The combination of diverse talents in the WGAE has helped maintain, uphold, and improve the professional and artistic pursuits of our members for more than half a century.   Writers Guild of America East
wga.org — Writers Guild of America, West - As the world leader in online screenplay registration, the WGAW represents  writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries.
studios.amazon.com — What is Amazon Studios? Whether you're a filmmaker, screenwriter or movie fan, Amazon Studios has a role for you.   We believe 21st-century technology creates ways to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to: Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million in our first year's worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate. Learn more. Get noticed. Your work will be shared with a global community of filmmakers and fans, who can offer revisions and advice. Screenwriters can see their words come to life as full-length test movies made by directors vying for our $100,000 monthly awards. Get your movie made. The goal of Amazon Studios is to work with Hollywood to turn the best projects into major feature films. › Get started today What you can do Whether you're a filmmaker, screenwriter or movie fan, Amazon Studios has a role for you. Leave feedback. Your review of a test movie or script can have an impact on how directors and writers develop their projects. Browse popular test movies or scripts. Write a script. Upload your original screenplay, or revise one already on the site. Your version could make a good story great. Learn more. Make a mov ie. Your test movie can bring a great story one step closer to a theater. Learn more. Win money. Amazon Studios is offering a total of $140,000 for the best movie and scripts of the month and $1.1 million for the Annual Awards. Visit our contest headquarters to learn more. Visit our contest headquarters.
writersstore.com — Ask any Writers Store enthusiast what we're all about and you'll hear the same thing: personalized assistance and unrivaled creative support.Launched in 1982 as a privately-owned store-front focused on building customized computer systems for writers, we at The Writers Store remain proudly independent and creative-friendly to this day. We've been able to stay writer-centric while still growing to be a respected worldwide authority on screenwriting and filmmaking tools.Always on the cutting-edge of advancements in the craft, we know that the one-of-a-kind products and services available from The Writers Store will benefit you with the artistic process. And we know this because we’re writers and filmmakers, too. We use our passion for creative expression to aid us in our search for the things that will raise your writing to unprecedented new heights.Among the first companies devoted to writing and filmmaking to have an Internet presence, The Writers Store now boasts three popular sites. The first, WritersStore.com, was created with the idea that an online store would allow anyone the world over to same access to tools used by successful Hollywood writers.This same visionary talent led us to start Writers University, an online creative writing school that delivers easy, affordable instruction from world-renowned educators and authors of the craft. Building on the idea of a creative cooperative that began with Writers University, we next focused on providing online networking. The result is the wildly successful StoryLink, an online community and educational site that connects writers and filmmakers with each other and with success.As you move forward with your creative pursuits, The Writers Store will be there with you every step of the way, just as we have for nearly three decades. You can count on our continued innovation and first-rate service and support.


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