Author Archives: John Sullivan

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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June Featured Script of the Month winner – LAST RIDE OF METRO 313 by Michael Neyland

We are proud to be able to announce LAST RIDE OF METRO 313 by Michael Neyland as the winner of our Featured Script of the Month for scripts submitted in May 2017. This bonus prize has been created to reward and develop the most interesting script we receive in the previous month, and the result

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Our pick of the web for April-May 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed!

Our pick of the web for April and May 2017 – From the @WriteMovies Twitter Feed! Our @WriteMovies Twitter feed has been sharing lots of exciting things giving our tips of the best new articles, insights and offers for screenwriters and producers on the web. And in case you’ve missed anything there, here is our pick

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WriteMovies Writing Tips: Writing Beyond the First Page

These WriteMovies Writing Tips will help with your struggles to go beyond the first part of the script – the stumbling block can often be going further.. “They say it is the first step that costs the effort. I do not find it so. I am sure I could write unlimited ‘first chapters’. I have

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WriteMovies Spring Screenwriting Contest Bonus Entry Offer

If you’ve entered WriteMovies Spring Screenwriting Contest already, then you can enter extra scripts from just $20 each! Offer ends May 28th. Thanks to everyone who’s entered so far, for what’s proving to be a very interesting contest. We changed our price/prize weightings this competition to encourage earlier submissions and spread our judging workloads out

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