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    2013 Black List Announced: Features Annual List of Hollywood's Most Popular Unproduced Screenplays

    The Black List, the online community which grew out of an annual industry survey about favorite unproduced screenplays, released its 2013 list on Twitter today.

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    Watch: Steve Coogan, Tracy Letts, Richard Linklater and Other Screenwriters Talk About The Writing Process

    Variety recently hosted a roundtable discussion featuring some of the biggest names in screenwriting of 2013, including Steve Coogan ("Philomena"), Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight"), Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks"), John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave"), Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips"), and Tracy Le...

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    Free Ebook: Pixar Storyteller and Filmmaker Elaborates on Pixar's 22 Rules of Story

    After Pixar story artist Emma Coats tweeted Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling in 2011, quite a few people have riffed off of those rules. In the case of Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, a Pixar employee of twelve years, he's decided to elaborate on them.

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    Attention Aspiring Screenwriters: How to Get Noticed By Top Industry Executives and Talent Representatives

    ScreenCraft has announced its first annual 2013 Screenwriting Fellowship contest presented by media pre-production and screenwriting software Celtx.

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    Get Screenwriting Tips From Tony Gilroy, Susannah Grant, David S. Goyer and More in BAFTA's "How I Write" Video Series

    In an effort to inspire and equip aspiring screenwriters with the tricks of the trade, BAFTA has created a series of videos entitled "How I Write," featuring established Hollywood screenwriters like Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan and Richard Curtis.

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    How Screenwriters Can Hand Actors a Script They Can Sink Their Teeth Into

    It took me several years, two feature films, and a number of shorts before I truly came to a better understanding of how actors work. Like a lot of filmmakers, I have control freak tendencies, so I was convinced for a long time that my cast was just there to channel my ideas and characters.

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    8 Questions about Agents Every Screenwriter Wants Answered Right Now

    "'How To Manage Your Agent: A Writers Guide to Hollywood Representation' takes readers deep into the clockworks of Hollywood's powerhouse agencies. For the first time, screenwriters of all levels get an up-close look at how agencies operate, make money, and navigate the industry to sell scripts, pa...

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    Screenwriters: Why Having Multiple Projects Is Killing You and Your Career

    Below is an article printed originally on the website of London-based script doctors the Film Doctor, the name of the consultancy run by Oli Gots and Andy Wooding. You can check out their website here.

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    8 Writing Tips From Screenwriting Masters Larry Gross, Naomi Foner, Henry Bean and Andrea Arnold

    Veteran award-winning screenwriters Henry Bean ("The Believer"), Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Naomi Foner ("Very Good Girls") talked about their craft and tricks of the trade, along with Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold ("Fishtank") yesterday at the Story Creation and the Artis...

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    Six Second Screenplay Tips from Screenwriter Brian Koppelman (on Vine!)

    Screenwriter Brian Koppelman has taken to sharing his screenwriting wisdom in six second tips on Vine.

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