Start Your Screenwriting Career in 2023
If you've been waiting for something to spark your screenwriting career this bundle is for you! With nine hand-picked resources, you will gain the skills you need to finally write your screenplay! Don't wait, this bundle has everything you need to accomplish your writing goals in 2023 and it's only available for a limited time!
How to Become a Standout Screenwriter: 10 Steps to Empower Your Career (Webinar) The responsibility for a screenwriter’s career begins and ends with the screenwriter. The hard fact: Your screenwriting career is probably the most important struggle to you and not to anyone else. Only you know the hard work and sacrifices you’ve endured to go after your dream, so you need to protect your career path by taking responsibility for chartering the course of your career. Your time is precious and you need to constantly be moving forward and avoid the pitfalls of poor choices and negative experiences. This webinar will cover 10 proactive steps to help empower any screenwriter who needs to take more control over their career path. Many times it can feel like we have no power, but we do—we’re the storytellers and possess that magical ability to fill a blank page with ideas from the ether. Even if you take one step a day, it will set into motion a positive act that can enhance your chances of unlocking the combination to success. ($79.99 value)
Developing Your Unique Voice (Webinar) Ask any producer and they’ll tell you the same thing: the one thing they’re looking for when they read a script by new writer is a unique voice that no one else can deliver. If you’re following the same formulas everyone else is using, no matter how good your idea, in today’s market you’re not going to get that big sale, that contest win, or that work-for-hire project you need to launch your career. In this groundbreaking seminar with Award-Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger, you’ll learn to get your unique voice onto the page, and shape it in a way that producers will love, readers will rave about, and you will be proud of! Plus you’ll learn valuable tips for branding, marketing, and pitching the elements that make you different from every other writer, so producers, agents, managers and readers can know how to talk about you in ways that get people excited! ($79.99 value)
Everything You Need to Know About Agents and Managers (and How to Get One) (Webinar) Screenwriters are often so eager to secure an agent or manager that they lose focus on the fact that they have to be worthy of one. Not to mention, many do not have a clear understanding as to which representative might actually be in a position and willing to help facilitate the next step in their career. This OnDemand webinar teaches you how to identify the genres and niches (that you excel at) which just might be your most efficient points of entry into the business; who might be looking for fresh talent (where they look for it and how to identify the gaps or competition in their existing client base); and where your precious time and creative energies should be focused. This webinar will help you learn how to brainstorm, identify and research a finely honed hit list of agents and managers truly appropriate to your unique voice, where you’re at in your career—and where you want to be, and how to strategize getting on their radars. ($79.99 value)
Loglines, Queries and Synopses: How To Take Your Script From Being Ignored To Getting Noticed! (Webinar) While there are lots of ways to learn about screenwriting, from excellent writing courses, to insightful books by the gurus, to reading great screenplays, there aren’t many sources to master loglines, queries, and synopses. This leaves writers pretty much in the dark. There’s no website where you can read great queries written by great writers. And frankly, the top writers are no longer in the position to be stuck with the painful task of writing queries. Writers spend months, even years, on their scripts, rewriting and honing. Now that you have a great script, it’s time to get it out into the world. If you want to break into the business, how you present your material to the marketplace deserves that same energy, attention, and expertise you devoted to writing your screenplay. Barri Evins is a working film producer who’s sold pitches and specs to all the majors. Barri’s column, Breaking, and Entering, appears in ScriptMag.com and focuses on practical pointers combined with real-life examples to help writers break into the industry. ($39.99 value)
Simple Strategies for Building a Successful Screenwriting Career (Webinar) You’ve toiled over your screenplay and made it as good as it can be. But once the writing is done, what do you do next? In today’s competitive market, business savvy is a necessary compliment to any strong screenplay. This insightful OnDemand webinar will explore setting effective short-term goals that will help you build a cohesive and compelling brand. You’ll also learn how to create comprehensive networks and ongoing marketing efforts—helping you to get noticed and your script read! Ultimately, you want to get your work and brand in front of the right people and in the right hands, and this webinar will teach you how to do exactly that! This on-demand webinar will steer clear of broad business concepts; instead, we will focus on simple, ongoing efforts you can use to get noticed and build momentum in your screenwriting career. ($39.99 value)
You Got in the Door, Now Don't Blow It (Audio Recording) You’ve pitched. You’ve networked. Now what? This panel will share industry tips to make sure you keep and cultivate your relationships in Hollywood. Instead of blowing your shot at the movie business, learn from the painful mistakes of established screenwriters who’ve already made it in the industry. They’ll discuss how to make and cultivate contacts that will move your career forward, what the barriers of entry are and how to avoid them, and how to make sure you’re memorable (in a good way). ($19.99 value)
Breaking Into Hollywood (Webinar) When screenwriters ask an industry insider for advice, the most common response writers hear is, “Move to L.A.” But Jeanne Veillette Bowerman says, “Not so fast.” Jeanne has built a strong network for herself right from her country home in New York State while only making a handful of trips to L.A. a year. She’ll show you her key secrets and how to navigate the plethora of social media outlets available. This OnDemand webinar covers creative, out-of-the-box strategies to use right from the comfort of your home, miles away from the Hollywood hills, and still have a shot at breaking down the barriers and breaking in. Learn the secrets to preparing for a successful trip to L.A. and how to continue building those relationships after you’re back home. When you live far from L.A., networking is crucial. Learn the enigma surrounding networking—and find out how to create a strong community of support. ($79.99 value)
The "Concept" Script: How to Hook Your Reader in the First-Five Pages (Webinar) There are over 70,000 screenplays written every year by aspiring scribes looking to break into the lucrative and voraciously competitive spec marketplace. To stand out, a script has to make a great first impression. Not only does it have to be an original concept that can fill 90 – 120 pages, but that promise has to be made in the first 5 pages for a reader to read on. This OnDemand webinar will demystify the process of creating an exciting and utterly irresistible first five pages of screen time. Techniques for showcasing the heart of your concept and central conflict for your story’s main characters will be fully-explored through real-life examples of award-winning spec screenplays. Each page will be deconstructed to illustrate how principal action was moved to the head of the script – engaging the reader and making the script stand out from a packed crowd. Jon James Miller has written several award-winning screenplays and assisted dozens of other screenwriters in getting to the action early in their scripts. ($39.99 value)
Script Secrets (Video session) A compelling idea is only half the battle of writing a sellable spec script. Your overall writing style, descriptions, and action scenes must be engaging and professional. Your antagonist and obstacles must be formidable, plot twists surprising, and action sequences exciting, no matter what your genre. Learn the secrets to writing scripts that read like movies. ($39.00 value)
Writing the Micro-Budget Screenplay (OnDemand Webinar) Paul Peditto, a long-time micro-budget screenwriter and filmmaker, has put together an OnDemand webinar that takes you through the full process of making your film happen. This will be instruction for the full range of writers and directors--from someone writing/directing their first movie, to more advanced filmmakers who have been through the process but are looking for tips to wring value out of every last dollar. Of particular interest will be the case study of Chat, a movie Peditto recently shot and released and distributed through Gravitas Ventures. ($39.99 value)
How To Get Your Script Contest Ready (OnDemand Webinar) Screenwriters are desperate to jump-start their careers. There are different avenues to achieve that, like entering competitions, internships, query letters, and networking, but no clear path into the industry. This OnDemand webinar aims to help screenwriters focus on one of the best ways to break in: contests. In just 3 hours we discuss and learn how to write a script that places in competitions, what judges are looking for, how to write a killer opening that engages your reader, what mistakes to avoid, which competitions to enter, and how to use competition wins to propel your writing career. We will craft a map to help you elevate your script, heighten its potential for placing in competitions, and capitalize from your wins. ($49.99 value)
The One Sentence That Can Make Your Script or Kill It (OnDemand Webinar) For many writers, coming up with a logline is the last thing to do before sending the script off to a prospective manager or the next contest. It’s a tedious chore to be put off as long as possible and then gotten over with quickly – like doing taxes or going to the dentist. But the logline is actually the most important element of your entire project. Done correctly, it’s a tool that can save you months of work and hundreds of pages of wasted effort. And it can be the difference between a script that readers can’t wait to tell people about… and one they can’t bear to keep reading. In this OnDemand webinar veteran showrunner and writer of the best-selling Writing the Pilot books, William Rabkin, discusses how to conceive and craft the logline that will define your story, characters, goals, and themes—and keep your writing on track from beginning to end. ($39.99 value)
Decoding Story: Elevate Your Writing Using Script Coverage Techniques (OnDemand Webinar) To make the necessary good first impression, a screenwriter needs to have developed their characters, plot, and visual storytelling style to a professional level. Many writers think they know their story, only to soon realize they lack the perspective to translate the rich, deep and visually engaging cinematic journey they imagined into words. This OnDemand webinar demystifies the principles that professional script readers use to evaluate the inner mechanics of story, character, plot, and visual motif in scripts they cover. ($39.99 value)
Breaking in Outside of Hollywood Panel Session (OnDemand Panel Session) Do you have to live in Hollywood to chase the Hollywood dream? Not necessarily. For any writer wanting to break into screenwriting, this panel will share industry tips on navigating the business from the outside, the essentials to successfully networking, finding representation, and more. ($39.99 value)
Moderator: Sadie Dean (Editor-in-Chief of Script Magazine)
Panelists: Jeanne Bowerman (Executive at Pipeline Media Group, Editor-in-Chief of Pipeline Artists), Zack Ford (Screenwriter, Watcher), and Tevin Knight (Screenwriter)
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