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Announcing the 2018 Write/LA Grand Prize Winners

We are positively thrilled to announce the three grand prize winners of the inaugural Write/LA screenwriting competition.


December 15, 2018 0

2018 Write/LA Finalist Optioned!

One of our eight finalists is no longer vying for the grand prize for the very best of reasons. We’re not at liberty to tell you who, but one of the finalists has exited the 2018 Write/LA screenwriting competition because their script is being optioned! We really wish we could tell you more. All that…
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December 11, 2018 0

Announcing the 2018 Write/LA Finalists

  We are thrilled to announce the eight writers / writing teams who have reached the finals of the 2018 Write/LA screenwriting competition. In this group we ended up with four writers of feature scripts, four writers of pilots, and five writers whose names start with the letter J. Go figure. Congratulations to these wonderful…
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December 1, 2018 1

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 1

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