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5 Screenwriting Tips from Woody Allen

Woody Allen is among the most iconic and talented writer/directors in the history of cinema. Over the course of his career spanning more than 50 years, he has been nominated for a record 24 Academy Awards. Given his accomplishments, I think it’s safe to say that he has a respectable and, more importantly, relevant point […]

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Blue’s Beats #1 – “A Most Violent Year”

Blue’s Beats is a new blog series where we break down various nominated feature screenplays by identifying and discussing their important beats.   Today we will be taking a look at writer/director J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year.  PLOT SYNOPSIS This film is set in 1981, the most violent year in New York City’s history. […]

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Our 2015 Semi-Finalists: Features

We set a new record of 4494 feature film screenplay submissions!   Approximately, two percent of those scripts have been selected to advance in the competition.   Congratulations to our Semi-Finalists!   A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Linnea Gelland A Meeting in Seville by Paul Mendelson A Mischief of Rats by Franklin Friedlander […]

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Our 2015 Semi-Finalists: Shorts

We set a new record of 1730 short film screenplay submissions!   Approximately, two percent of those scripts have been selected to advance in the competition.   Congratulations to our Semi-Finalists!   A Life in Limbo by Gill White An Ordinary WednesdaySaturday by Nick McMurdy Between the Rock by Richard D. Kinsella Breathe by Theo […]

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5 Ways to Make a Character More Likable

1. SAVE THE CAT   The most obvious form of the “save the cat” trope is when, well, your character literally saves a cat; from a tree, a burning building, whatever the case may be, saving a cat shows your character’s potential to be good. Consequently, it becomes easier for the audience to side with […]