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    Columbia University Announces the Blue List Screenwriting Competition Winners

    You've heard of the Black List, now here's the Blue List. Columbia University in New York has announced its list of six exceptional unproduced screenplays they'll support.

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    Attention Screenwriters: Here Are 10 Upcoming Deadlines for Screenwriting Competitions and Labs

    Screenwriters in need of support or guidance, a few terrific options have arrived. Here is a list of organizations hosting competitions and labs for aspiring screenwriters.

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    Attention, Screenwriters: Hasty Pudding Institute and Black List Offering First-Ever Fellowship

    The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, a theatrical society at Harvard, is collaborating with Black List, an online mecca for screenwriters, to create the Hasty Pudding Institute Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship will offer a $20,000 grant to aspiring satire and social commentary writers.

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    Attention, Screenwriters: Get Your Big Break with the Big Break Screenwriting Contest

    Final Draft, the world's #1 screenwriting software, is celebrating 15 years of being at the forefront of screenwriting technology with its BIg Break Screenwriting Contest. Open for submission, the contest has expanded to bring in the Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for FIlm a...

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    Attention Filmmakers: How to Win $2,000 for Your Horror Screenplay

    With the rise of found footage and the so-called "mumblegore" movement, it's a crowded field for up-and-coming horror filmmakers, but ScreenCraft hopes to give a few aspiring writers a chance. In a partnership with ShockTillYouDrop.com, ScreenCraft has announced the jury of the second annual ScreamC...

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    The Athena List Highlights Best Unproduced Screenplays with Strong Female Protagonists

    The organizers of Athena Film Festival have created "The Athena List," which highlights outproduced screenplays about women characters.

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    3 Essential Tips for Writing Semi-Autobiographical Screenplays

    Mark Tapio Kines, the author of Screenwriting Fundamentals, an online course on Lynda.com, provides tips about semi-autobiographical screenwriting.

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    The Davey Foundation Introduces Short Film Grant In Memory of David Ross Fetzer

    A year after the death of beloved Salt Lake City actor David Fetzer, friends and family of the "Must Come Down" star make sure that he continues to live on through The Davey Foundation, a non-profit organization that commemorates the actor through financial grants used to helping independent filmmak...

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    Attention, Screenwriters: 2014 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is Now Underway

    Are you an aspiring screenwriter? Well, there's some good news: the Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition for 2014 has begun.

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    ScreenCraft Announces Three Winners for First Time Screenwriting Fellowship

    ScreenCraft, who announced their first ever Screenwriting Fellowship contest in November, reports their winners today. The Fellowship offers career opportunities for rising screenwriters who meet with entertainment executives and talent managers. Celtx presents the award to the following:

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