Author: angelabour

5 Tips Before Entering A Script Competition or Showing Your Script To a ‘Professional’

This article originally appeared in Script Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. To read the original article head to You feel like your script is ready. Maybe there’s a competition deadline looming, or you’ve found a way to get someone to read it. Now is not the time to re-write – you’re going to…
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April 20, 2021 0

Are We Getting Too Obsessed with ‘Story’ in Our Screenplays?

This article originally appeared in Script Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. To read the original article head to For the last few decades, the industry fueling aspiring writers has been focused on ‘story is king’. Come up with some high concept moment of genius, and your path to a riches-filled screenwriting career…
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April 1, 2021 0

Our 2020 Grand Prize Winner Signs with Management Company!

Write LA is thrilled to announce our 2020 Winner Nathan Dame has just signed with management company Fourward based on his success in our competition! His hilarious comedy pilot, ‘Fraulein Schreiber’s Mixtape’ was selected in a year that saw a record high number of entries. “We were super excited about Nathan’s script. Our mission at…
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February 4, 2021 0
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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

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