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Announcing the 2018 Write/LA Semifinalists

  We are officially jumping the gun and naming the inaugural class of Write/LA semifinalists a day early. Congratulations to these hard-working and creative feature and TV writers! For making it to the semifinals, these writers will each receive a phone call from head judge Tim Schildberger to discuss their scripts after the contest wraps.…
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November 14, 2018 0

Announcing the 2018 Write/LA Quarterfinalists

  We are thrilled to announce the fifty quarterfinalists for the inaugural season of Write/LA. These writers showed dedication to their craft with unique stories, compelling characters, and impressive style. For making it to the quarterfinals, each of these writers will receive two tickets to our invite-only grand prize live read event in Los Angeles…
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November 1, 2018 2
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THANK YOU + Writing Prompts – Round 23

  The submission season for our inaugural Write/LA screenwriting competition has come to a close, and we are so grateful — grateful to everyone who entered, grateful to everyone who helped us get this competition underway, and grateful that this part is over! Now onto reading and selecting our fifty quarterfinalists. We’ll keep you posted…
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September 4, 2018 0

Announcing Write/LA’s Full Lineup of Industry Insiders

  With our final deadline right around the corner, we are excited to announce the final three Industry Insiders who have each generously volunteered to read one of our eight finalist scripts and provide written feedback to the writer(s)! Our mission with Write/LA is to offer genuine value to as many writers as we can…
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August 31, 2018 0
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Why Live Reads Matter

by Tim Schildberger Live reads are an incredibly important part of the writing process – and an incredibly underused resource. Let’s be clear – hearing a robot voice on your screenwriting software is not an effective live read. Getting your spouse, your cousin, and the next-door neighbor’s kids to gather in your living room and have…
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August 30, 2018 1

Announcing Write/LA’s First Five Industry Insiders

  As we approach our final contest deadline on September 2, we are thrilled to announce Write/LA’s first five Industry Insiders: Daniela Gonzalez – Literary Manager, Circle of Confusion Shawn Boxe – Writer, Silicon Valley Monica Levinson – President of Production, ShivHans Pictures (Trumbo, Beirut, Captain Fantastic) Greg Schmidt – Vice President of Production, Truant…
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August 28, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 22

  The Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is less than a week away! As you make your plans for Labor Day, remember to finalize that pilot or screenplay and send it in before midnight on Sunday! If you need a little extra motivation, take a peak at our amazing prizes one more time. And, as always, check…
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August 27, 2018 0
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6 Ways to Research Your Next Script (and Why It Matters)

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Write what you know. That’s the old adage that every writer has heard a thousand times. But what does it really mean? Does it mean that your main character should be a version of yourself? No. It means…
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August 23, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 21

  We’ve crossed a huge, amazing, wonderful milestone — 100 daily writing prompts! (We’re pretty proud of ourselves.) We hope you’ve enjoyed these prompts as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them. Here are five more prompts to start your creative week. And don’t forget that the Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is right around the corner. Head…
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August 20, 2018 0

What Hollywood Means by a Writer’s “Voice”

This article was originally published in Script Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa You’ll hear it time and again – agents, producers, and contest judges who say they’re looking for writers with “a unique voice.” But what the heck does that mean? How can you tell if you have a strong…
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August 17, 2018 0