In my experience, these are the screenwriting competitions and film/TV fellowships that are worth entering/applying to.
Tony Gilroy is one of the most respected screenwriters working today. He's the writer behind all of the Bourne movies (scripts for Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum), Armageddon, The Devil's Advocate... he even wrote that awesome early 90s ice skating movie, The Cutting Edge. Needless to say, Tony knows how to write a blockbuster. He recently... Continue Reading →
IndieWire's blog The Playlist recently put together a list of 13 screenwriters to watch in 2014. This list is both inspiring and depressing. It's an essential read for people who are writing their first script so that they can start to understand just how much work you have to do before you can be considered... Continue Reading →
Thomas Mentel recently shared a list of the five highest-grossing screenwriters of all time.
Emma Coats, a Pixar storyboard artist has shared twenty-two rules of storytelling that she has compiled during her time at the animation powerhouse.
This list from the Script Lab is a valuable read, both bcause it includes the written out monologues right in the article and because writing the perfect monologue is such an elusive talent.
This is a list of over 200 films that supposedly Steven Spielberg thinks every filmmaker should watch and study.
The Script Lab wrote this article offering ten simple tips for creating a lead character that is interesting enough to drive an entire 120 page script.
This list from The Script Lab (they have a number of these -- I highly suggest checking them out) is entitled The Top 15 Movies You Should NOT Watch in Film School. Find out why by reading on.
This list from the Script Lab is sure to feature some titles you've never heard of before.