Category Archives: Updates

Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalists

We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest.   Since that Bonus Extension in January, we have had a lot of interesting and high-quality scripts to get through – but it’s been another great judging period! Congratulations to the 51 Winter 2018 Quarter-Finalists! All of them had some special spark

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Former winning writer is writer-director of a new feature film!

The Third Placed Winning writer to our Summer 2017 Screenwriting Contest, Evan Cooper, is making waves in the industry with his upcoming film THE WILL O WISP. Evan, who came third with his script BALLERINA GIRL, is both directing and writing the psychological horror-thriller that has been described as SIGNS meets MISERY. Actor Chrissy Metz

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How we’re pitching our winners…

How we’re pitching our screenwriting contest winners to the industry… Since our relaunch in February 2016, we’ve gained a wonderful, varied slate of award-winning scripts and writers, many of which have now completed their year of free script development as we prepare them and their writers for the pitching process. As our campaign to pitch

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Our Wall of Fame: 2017’s Featured Script of the Month winners!

Our Wall of Fame 2017: We have more winners than ever to celebrate from 2017 than ever! With 18 winners in total, we’ve seen an increase in quality from 2016, and we’re looking for that trend to continue… Today, we’re honoring our Featured Script of the Month winners in this very special infographic (click on

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FIRST LOOK: BRIGHT Review

Critics and audiences are continually growing apart when it comes to film, and that divide has been very apparent with the reaction to BRIGHT’s release via Netflix. Here’s Jamie White’s BRIGHT Review. OK, so this is not the best film ever made. The story was lacking in places, the foreshadowing of certain plot points is

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INSIGHTS: How people will be different in the future – a writer’s guide…

In Ian’s previous articles, we’ve seen how technologies of the future (and present!) can quickly invalidate our future-writing efforts. But the easiest thing for writers to misjudge is how people themselves will be different, within the future worlds we create. We may be very happy to accept any implausible or kitsch elements in your future-writing

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WriteMovies’ Top Christmas Films

You’ve unwrapped all your presents, you’re stuffed from that incredible Christmas meal, and, maybe got yourself a bit tipsy. Now all that’s left is to watch a film… and maybe fall asleep to it. But what do you choose? A modern classic? Or a family-friendly comedy? Well, here are our top Christmas films… John picks

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Free Writing Contest – Featured Script of the Month for October/November – DEAD MAN’S HAND by Ronald L. Ecker

Featured Script of the Month for October/November – DEAD MAN’S HAND by Ronald L. Ecker We chose Ronald’s script from a host of October and November submissions for its intriguing concept – which is what this free contest is all about! We combined the Script of the Month to include both October and November entries

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