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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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    Memo to Screenwriters: Stop Acting Like It's 1999 -- DIY and Click 'Follow'

    William Goldman got it wrong. The screenwriter’s gospel according to Goldman, “nobody knows anything,” may have been true once upon a time in an analog age, but in an era when screens are pages and stories are being delivered at an accelerated pace, entertainment is instant and constant. If anything...

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    A New Age of Original Content Needs Script Services: A Guide

    Hollywood is allergic to taking risks on the unknown. But not every young adult franchise or fairy tale retelling can be as uber-successful around the world as "Twilight" ($392 million), "The Hunger Games" ($691 million) or "Oz: The Great and Powerful" ($426 million to date). This year's "Beautiful ...

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    Sundance Institute and Black List Collaborating to Support New Screenwriters

    The Sundance Institute and The Black List announce they will collaborate to source and support new screenwriters. This partnership will allow screenwriters to upload scripts to the Black List's site between now and April 15 and opt into consideration to receive a Black List referral...

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