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Summer Contest... 3 winners gain a year of free script development and guaranteed pitching to industry. $2000 prize, InkTip bonuses. Plus, Featured Script of the Month... Spring Results...

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"Any writer looking to move their screenplay to a higher level can't go wrong by turning to WriteMovies for feedback." - Tom Craig (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, RAINMAN)

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Meet our Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest Third Placed Winner: BURNER by Bob Canning!

Bob’s script had a hot start, with three big plot twists in the opening ten pages. That’s a great way to catch a reader’s eye! The script has a strong balance of action, comedy, romance and drama. Check out Bob’s short bio and logline for the script below: we’ll be working with him to refine

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Why Hollywood is ready for subtle storytelling at last. Part 3: The ARRIVAL of a new, subtler wave in cinema?

In the cases of MOONLIGHT and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, personally I appreciated them more than I enjoyed them! I can see why they were successful and critically acclaimed, but they never fully won me over. I took more of an interest in the film ARRIVAL, a film that applies similar subtlety in its storytelling

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WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition – Final Results

Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition: Major international screenwriting competition, refocused upon what writers value most about us… Another writing contest complete, another group of winners revealed. We’ve seen the growth and improvement in many writers who have submitted: thank you to all of you who entered for making our jobs of judging the scripts enjoyable. We

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Why Hollywood is ready for subtle storytelling at last. Part 2: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA’s complex Protagonist

We delve into what MANCHESTER BY THE SEA storytelling and narrative techniques were implemented to make this film a subtle success. Spoilers alert… this article will discuss the outcomes of the story in order to demonstrate how and why it works. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA tells the story of a withdrawn and passive protagonist, Lee

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WriteMovies Writing Tips – Robert McKee and being secure as a writer

“Secure writers don’t sell first drafts. They patiently rewrite until the script is as director-ready, as actor-ready as possible. Unfinished work invites tampering, while polished, mature work seals its integrity.” – Robert McKee This is so true for everyone, especially those involved in our contests. For those of you who missed out on the Semi-Finals

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Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Semi-Finalists Revealed!

We are delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists for our Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest. Since the Bonus two-week extension in late May, we’ve had a lot of scripts to get through – but it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. At this

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Why Hollywood is ready for subtle storytelling at last. Part 1: Shedding some MOONLIGHT on subtle characterization and storytelling.

Watching several of the most acclaimed movies of the last year, one thing that really stood out to me was how subtle and low-key they were. MOONLIGHT, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, and ARRIVAL have a lot of differences, but they’re all more subtle scripts than we’re used to seeing at the cinema. Their success points

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Spring 2017 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists Revealed!

We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Spring 2017 International Screenwriting Contest. Since the Bonus two-week extension in late May, we’ve had a lot of scripts to get through – but it’s been an enjoyable task reading through every one submitted – so thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We decided

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