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    Attention Screenwriters: Screencraft Comedy Script Contest Early Deadline Approaching Soon

    The roster of judges for this year's competition is made up of producers, development executives and managers from across the comedy space -- including Funny or Die executive Joe Farrell, who is also a co-executive producer on Comedy Central's @midnight, and 3 Arts manager Olivia Gerike, whose clien...

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    Sundance Reveals 13 Projects Selected for 2014 Directors and Screenwriters Labs

    The 13 projects selected for the 2014 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs have just been announced.

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    How To Write For TV: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Scribe Laura McCreary Shares Her Secrets

    Laura McCreary has worked her way up from a student to spec script writer to writing for the Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy Series, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." She walks us through how she got to where she is today.

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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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