Are screenplay contests worth entering?

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I'm pretty skeptical about script contests as a way to further your career. There are success stories but I think they're the exception. So I was interested to read the view of Chad Gervich on the Script website. He says that winning a script rarely gives you the edge. He's been a judge in script contests and says winning only shows your script was the best, but that the … [Read more...]

Write A Crappy First Draft

Unless you're an experimental filmmaker, you rely heavily on having a great screenplay. And if you're like a lot of people I've met, you probably have a gazillion ideas for movie projects - but you might not have any completed screenplays. If this is you, you're not alone. Since producing my first feature, I have received about a gazillion emails from writer-producer … [Read more...]