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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

Writing Prompts! + 3 DAYS Until the Final Deadline!

The 2020 Write LA Final Deadline is fast approaching on Monday, June 15! We’re really proud of the prize package that we’ve assembled and the quality of the competition we run, so we sincerely hope you will send your pilot and feature scripts our way for a shot at the top prizes. And here is…
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June 12, 2020 0

Make Your Script Shorter – Without Ruining Your Story

by Tim Schildberger, Head Judge If your script is closing in on – or has passed – 120 pages and your last name isn’t “Scorsese,” it’s too long. When a reader for a rep, a production company, or even some script competitions sees a page count that large, your script is instantly struggling to survive.…
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June 11, 2020 0

Writing Prompts! Travel Edition

The Write LA Final Deadline is only ten days away! Make sure to get those pilot and feature scripts — you know, the ones you’ve already sent to Austin and Nicholl — in for your chance at potentially career-launching prizes by June 15! You can enter via FilmFreeway or Coverfly. And now, here are this…
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June 5, 2020 0

Writing Prompts! Desert Island Edition

We’re going to keep it really simple today and just get straight to the writing prompts, because frankly there are bigger things happening in the world right now. Be safe, be healthy, be informed.


May 29, 2020 0

5 Things I Felt When Signing with a Manager

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reposted here with permission by the author. by Angela Bourassa, co-founder of Write LA I had the good fortune in 2019 to win the Gold Prize in the sci-fi category at PAGE and to be a finalist with a different script at Austin. The year before,…
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May 28, 2020 0

Writing Prompts! Brick Wall Edition

The Write LA Regular Deadline is fast approaching on Monday (5/25)! Use this long weekend (of sorts) to polish up your latest screenplay or pilot and send it in via Coverfly or FilmFreeway before the fee goes up! We’re also going to have another giveaway this weekend, so keep an eye out for an email…
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May 22, 2020 0

Writing Prompts! Plus a New Giveaway!

Here’s this week’s set of writing prompts for you! We also have another giveaway underway! This one is a simple one — share a CHARACTER DESCRIPTION on Twitter and tag @Write_LA in your post. You can share up to three character descriptions (let’s keep them to one tweet per character) by midnight tonight (5/15). We’ll pick our favorite…
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May 15, 2020 0

Writing Prompts! Cookie Edition

Happy Friday! Remember that if you haven’t submitted your pilot and/or feature yet, you can still enter at the Early rate until May 15 simply by signing up for our mailing list. The Early Deadline passed on May 5, but when you sign up for the mailing list, you instantly get a $10 off coupon…
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May 8, 2020 0