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Video: Watch the Live Read of the 2020 Write LA Winning Script!

This year has been… unconventional. And that led to some shifts in our prize for 2020 Write LA Grand Prize Winner Nathan Dame. We didn’t get to do an in-person live read of Nathan’s wonderful comedy pilot script, Fräulein Schreiber’s Mixtape, but we did put together a Zoom reading that the excellent Jack Klink edited…
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November 9, 2020 0

The 2020 Write LA Grand Prize Winner

We are thrilled to announce the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Write LA screenwriting competition. Congratulations, Nathan! For Mr. Dame’s modified Grand Prize (because 2020), he’ll get to see his work read via Zoom by working actors, professionally edited together, and posted online for the world to enjoy. We’ll also set up two Zoom…
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October 7, 2020 0

The 2020 Write LA Finalists

We are thrilled to share the five writers / writing teams who have risen to the top as our 2020 Write LA Finalists. These writers will each receive targeted promotion through Roadmap Writers to Roadmap’s extensive network of agents, managers, and producers. To date, Roadmap Writers has helped 130 writers land representation! The Finalists will…
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October 1, 2020 0

Announcing the 2020 Write LA Semifinalists!

We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Write LA Semifinalists. These fifteen writers rose to the top of a very crowded field with memorable stories and fascinating characters. As Semifinalists, these writers will receive a free screenwriting book courtesy of Michael Wiese Productions, a phone call from head judge Tim Schildberger to discuss their scripts,…
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September 15, 2020 0

Semifinalists Will Be Revealed 9/15 – And an Update About the Grand Prize

Tim and I could not be more excited to reveal the 2020 Write LA semifinalists on September 15! The first round of reading is complete, and Tim and his small team of trusted readers are currently re-reading the best scripts to determine our Top 15. The submissions this year have been the best to date,…
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September 1, 2020 0

Write LA is Open NOW, Plus 4 More Surprises!

We’re just too dang excited about our new and improved prizes this season, so instead of waiting until April 15 as planned, Write LA is opening for entries right now! But that’s just the start of the good news… We’re Offering 10% Off Our Lowest Entry Fee for One Week In light of the financial…
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April 8, 2020 0

Write LA Partners with the Coolest Hotel in Hollywood: The Standard!

The Standard does things their own way, literally – their logo is upside down! We’re big fans of their eclectic, vibrant, thoroughly LA tastes, and we are ecstatic that our 2020 winner will get to spend two complimentary nights at this fabulous hotel in November. (Of course, this will depend on the will of The…
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April 6, 2020 0

Write LA Partners with the Best in the Biz: Final Draft!

It doesn’t take much to get started on your first screenplay – all you really need is a pencil and paper. But if you want the physical task of writing and formatting a screenplay to be about a billion times easier, your very first investment is likely to be screenwriting software. And no name is…
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April 3, 2020 0

Write LA Welcomes Back Our Favorite Book Sponsor, Michael Wiese Productions!

There’s no shortage of ways to learn about screenwriting. You can watch YouTube videos, attend webinars, read produced screenplays, read bad screenplays, take classes, get coverage on your own work. But for me (Angela) personally – and I think for many other writers – the foundation of my screenwriting education has been books. Classics like…
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April 1, 2020 0

Write LA is Thrilled to Partner with Roadmap Writers!

As you may have already heard, we’re making some big changes this year at Write LA. We’ve held onto our core mission – helping dedicated writers improve their craft, build their community, and have their work celebrated. But we’ve added one very big new piece to the pie this year, and that’s helping our winner…
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March 31, 2020 0