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    How to Write the Perfect Logline: And Why It's As Important as Your Screenplay

    The log line is an art form of its own. Here's why it's as important as your screenplay.

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    Sundance Picks 12 Projects for 2014 January Screenwriters Lab

    It's a big deal to get chosen for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, which has long been run by Michelle Satter, who founded the Feature Film Program back in 1981. As usual, the immersive, five-day writers’ workshop takes place at the Sundance Resort in Utah in January (January 10-15, 2014), ...

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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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    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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    Screenwriting Guru and Best-Selling Author Syd Field Dies at Age 77

    Screenwriting guru and best-selling author Syd Field has died of hemolytic anemia at the age of 77 at his home in Beverly Hills.

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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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    Here Are the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Winners

    Out of a record setting 7,251 scripts, the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting have been awarded to just five winners. Out of the four individual writers and one writing team, each will receive a $35,000 prize. The first installment will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thur...

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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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    Memo to Screenwriters #3: Being Solely Identified by Your Scripts Leads to Permanent Identity Crisis

    Like so many others, Elmore Leonard, god bless him, praised writers for their “perseverance to just sit there alone and grind it out.” Of course writers might think he was only referring to writing, especially when coupled with his memetic 10th rule: “if it looks like writing, re-write it.” Taking ...

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    Memo to Screenwriters #2: Like E.L. James, You Can Change the Game

    In the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan emphasized the value of message and the medium the message uses over its creator. This idea flies in the face of the modern era’s printed book as the ultimate expression of the writer, who toiled in glorified isolation as the big publishing house distributed it magical...

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