by Angela Bourassa Few things in life are as terrifying to a writer as the idea of their laptop crashing. And the scariest thing is that we all know it will happen at some point, and probably many times over the years. The occassional computer self-destruct is inevitable, so it
by Emily Jermusyk (@EJemily24) Last week, Final Draft finally released a new app for iphones and ipads. It has been a long time coming, considering their reader app has been available for several years and Celtx has also had a cellphone application for some time now. Let’s take a look at
by Angela Bourassa Writers, producers, and consultants Vicki Peterson and Barbara Nicolosi have a new addition for your shelf of screenwriting books. The book is called Notes to Screenwriters, and we think that it deserves a spot next to Save the Cat and Story. With so many books on screenwriting,
by Angela Bourassa Virtual Pitch Fest is one of our sponsors for the LA Screenwriter Logline Competition. I’ve heard a lot about there services and respected their business practices (such generous tweeters!) for a long time, which is why I decided to bring them on as a sponsor. But I
Jacob T. Swinney has put together a five minute video of the first and last frames of 55 different movies shown side by side. Black Snyder discusses the importance of the first and last images in his fifteen beats, and Swinney has shown in this video just how powerful those
A friend of the site recently introduced us to TVTropes.org, a community forum that has compiled a gigantic list of basically every trope you could possibly think of. Despite the name, the database is not limited to television tropes. A trope is a common or overused theme or device. Another
I regularly get emails from readers hoping that I have some obscure script or another in my personal collection. I almost never do. But thankfully there is a much better resource available to LA residents than my bookshelf. The Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library is open to the public —
The deadline for the Jameson First Shot competition is around the corner on January 2.
You’re pretty sure you need an outline, but you’re not sure whether it should seven lines or forty pages…
Gordy Hoffman, founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, recently shared his thoughts on how to win that contest, and his words can be applied to virtually any screenwriting competition.