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Ideal candidates should be voracious Readers who are well-versed in screenwriting and have a keen sense for analyzing a story.
Between June 1st and June 30th, we tracked 23 new feature specs hitting the market, with 6 having some type of attachment. However, one spec made waves that hit the market some time ago, bringing our total success up to 7 (more on that spec later). That is a 43.75% increase in specs from last month. Not only that, but this is the highest number of specs in a single month all year.
Script readers help us decide which scripts to advance through our competition and provide valuable feedback to the writers who submit to us.
During a special Ghostbusters panel at the Austin Film Festival, Paul Feig and Katie Dippold shared some bits of information that you may not know about the reboot of the horror comedy classic.
The journey of comic book adaptations has had its ups and downs but we are living in the Golden Age of the genre. There have been good ones and there have been bad ones. During the Austin Film Festival, Marvel movie writers John Turman, Cort Lane, Edward Ricourt, and Ashley Miller gave their two cents on the difference between the good and the bad.
The Austin Film Festival announced their winners for the 2016 Screenplay Competition as well as the winners for the Film Competition Jury Award. One of the big screenplay winners of the festival was Henry Jones’ Static. Described as a grounded, visionary sci-fi thriller, the script was acquired by Inkubate, the new banner for Godzilla’s Max Borenstein focused on character-driven genre material in film and television
Experienced screenwriters Malcolm Spellman, John Turman, and writing duo Cormac and Marianne Wibberly have their fair share of “failures” — but they weren’t really failures. They managed to see a silver lining and make the best lemonade they could out of the lemons the industry threw at them.
Paula Pell, Tim Herlihy, and Michael McCullers — Saturday Night Live writers from the present and the past — got together to share their stories and experiences from working on the iconic late-night sketch show.
Every year thousands of aspiring writers submit their TV and film scripts to dozens upon dozens of fellowships, workshops and contests (including our own). There is no secret formula to “win” any of these uber-competitive programs — but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a chance. Lucky for you, we wrangled some advice from the VIP’s who run four highly sought-after screenwriting programs.
If you’re a working screenwriter, chances are you probably live in Hollywood or in the immediate vicinity of the hustle and bustle of the industry. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you probably think that you have to move to L.A. in order to have a lucrative career in the biz… and that’s kind of true. It’s doable, but with some caveats. For screenwriters Cindy McCreery, Anne Rapp, and Chris Sparling.
The 23rd annual Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference has made two new additions to its impressive film slate. For the fest’s centerpiece film, they have selected STX’s coming-of-age dramedy The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson while the closing night film will be Open Road’s boxing biopic Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.
The Austin Film Festival has announced their slate of films and panels for the 23rd annual fest which takes place from October 13-20. The event includes screenings of festival favorites Lion, Nerdland, Trespass Against Us as well as the buzzworthy movie musical La La Land.
Now entering its 23rd year, the Austin Film Festival continues to celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and artists. This year, the fest is set to honor the talents of celebrated directors Paul Feig and Nancy Meyers. In addition, they have unveiled an impressive list of panelists and special guests.