In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, learn five essential tips before submitting your screenplay to contests, navigating a screenwriting career outside of Hollywood, interviews with independent filmmakers, and a behind-the-scenes look of how documentary filmmakers craft stories.
5 Tips Before Entering a Script Competition or Showing Your Script to a "Professional"
Follow basic rules, and you will give an amazing ‘first date’ impression to anyone reading your words. Tim Schildberger gives five tips to proactively check before entering your script into a contest.
INTERVIEW: The Marijuana Conspiracy Writer/Director Craig Pryce
Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews writer/director Craig Pryce about his new film The Marijuana Conspiracy. The two discuss his filmmaking journey as a director, his storytelling instincts to focus on serving story first, what it was like re-creating a specific era, and tackling a true story.
Documentaries Use Scripts, Too
Most screenwriters have probably never thought twice about writing documentaries. But if you think about it, even an observational cinéma vérité style documentary needs someone to craft its story.
INTERVIEW: State (Remix) Filmmaker Alain Nouvel
Alain Nouvel discusses his globe-trotting journey to becoming a filmmaker, the process of editing his first feature, and how he was able to overcome artistic and logistical obstacles when filming.
Should Aspiring Screenwriters Move to Los Angeles? Not Necessarily
As the industry changes and more writers are finding representation, selling projects, and getting staffed remotely, you may find that you never have to move to Los Angeles.
Indie Spotlight: Interview With Wildcat Writer/Director Jonathan W. Stokes
Wildcat writer/director Jonathan W. Stokes shares insight on the importance of pre-production, the creative brevity of writing within a contained world, and how his improv background informs his writing routine.